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August 03, 2022 NEW YORK – As the Biden administration steps up the use of expedited removal, Human Rights First released a new report, “Pretense of Protection: Biden Administration and Congress Should Avoid...
August 02, 2022 By Cora Wright A few weeks ago, a Mexican cartel in Nuevo Laredo kidnapped Baptist Pastor Lorenzo Ortiz, who operates a network of shelters for migrants, including asylum seekers turned back to...
July 11, 2022 By Jenine Saleh Human Rights First’s, Project: Afghan Legal Assistance (PALA) honored World Refugee Day by working with our partners Welcome.US and Welcome Legal Alliance to host two legal clinics...
July 07, 2022 Calls on U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Justice to take action to protect our immigration system. WASHINGTON, DC -- Human Rights First expresses its outrage in response to Governor...
June 30, 2022 Washington – En respuesta a la decisión de la Corte Suprema sobre Biden v. Texas, Human Rights First expresa júbilo después de que la corte de manera correcta determinó que la administración de Biden...
June 24, 2022 Washington, DC - Human Rights First is outraged that the House of Representative Committee on Appropriations voted today to include in the Fiscal Year 2023 Department of Homeland Security bill a...
May 26, 2022 Esta decisión pone en riesgo la vida de personas en busca de refugio WASHINGTON D.C. - Human Rights First desaprueba la decisión del 23 de mayo de un juez federal de impedirle al gobierno federal...

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August 8, 2021
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Join Human Rights First and our partners in a series of panel discussions.  These virtual discussions highlight key issues and initiatives in our work to represent and protect refugees and asylum seekers; they will also honor the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Refugee Convention of 1951.

Resources

Amicus Brief | August 03, 2022
To support the Biden administration’s appeal of the district court’s permanent injunction preventing the termination of Title 42, Human Rights First joined the Tulane Immigrant Rights Clinic and...
Report | August 03, 2022
The expedited removal process Congress created permits border officers to order the deportation of certain individuals charged with inadmissibility under U.S. immigration law without an immigration...
Report | July 22, 2022
This Shadow Report is submitted for the combined tenth, eleventh, and twelfth periodic review of the United States (“US”) by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (“Committee”)....
Letter | July 20, 2022
Dear President Biden and Vice President Harris:  In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Biden v. Texas, which concluded that the Biden administration acted within its authority to end the...

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