On human rights, the United States must be a beacon. America is strongest when our policies and actions match our values.More
Home / Topics / Refugee Protection

Refugee Protection

A national leader on this issue, we provide legal counsel and seek systemic reforms.

Latest News and Press Releases

June 18, 2018 Reports from across the U.S.-Mexico border show that border agents are once again illegally turning away families seeking protection. Our report, Crossing The Line, exposed this practice in May of...
June 14, 2018 New York City—In response to reports that the Trump Administration will build a tent city in Texas for migrant children separated from their parents, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer...
June 14, 2018 Houston, Texas—As the Trump Administration ramps up detention of refugees and migrants as part of its zero-tolerance policy, Human Rights First today released a new report analyzing the mental,...
June 11, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First condemned the decision issued today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which aims to block many domestic violence survivors from asylum in the United States. In...
June 07, 2018 Los Angeles, California—Human Rights First today praised a letter sent by Mayors Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Sylvester Turner of Houston, Jonathan Rothschild of ...
June 04, 2018 Mothers and fathers who arrive with their children at an official port of entry to lawfully seek asylum are being forcibly separated from their children. Under Session’s “zero-tolerance” policy,...
May 25, 2018 Houston, TX—Human Rights First today announced that it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to increase the organization's legal representation for asylum seekers in the...

Pages

Related Event

October 10, 2017
A Discussion on Immigration Court Backlogs and Due Process

At this lunchtime event, Human Rights First will present its key findings, and panelists and guests will discuss the real-world impact of immigration court changes, proposed changes, and backlogs on access to counsel, access to asylum, due process and fairness.  

Resources

Report | June 14, 2018
Download Key Findings: Many immigrants in Texas, including asylum seekers, remain in unnecessary, lengthy, and prolonged detention—sometimes for well over one year. Among those in prolonged...
Factsheet | June 01, 2018
Download Family Separation Has Significant Legal and Health Implications When parents crossing the border are referred for criminal prosecution, they are forcibly separated from their children...
Issue Brief | May 25, 2018
In April 2018 approximately 240 Central Americans who had traveled together in a month-long caravan through Mexico sought asylum at the U.S. port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico. While the caravan this...
Factsheet | April 17, 2018
The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program 2009-2018  What is the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program?  Download In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies Protection Act...

Our Experts

Senior Director, Refugee Protection