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December 07, 2021 WASHINGTON – Coming at the same time that the Biden administration restarted Remain in Mexico, reports on Friday indicated that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had again extended...
December 02, 2021 WASHINGTON -- In response to the Biden administration’s announcement today that it will restart the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as “Remain in Mexico,” in the coming days...
November 09, 2021 WASHINGTON -- Concurrent with two days of virtual advocacy in Congress for the Afghan Adjustment Act and the continued evacuation of at-risk Afghans, Human Rights First, International Refugee...
November 05, 2021 WASHINGTON -- As the Biden administration restarts non-essential border travel on Monday, Human Rights First welcomes recission of Trump-era “metering” directives, which illegally turned away people...
October 25, 2021 WASHINGTON D.C. -- Human Rights First welcomes today’s announcement that the State Department will launch the Sponsor Circle Program for Afghans. The initiative will enable groups of individuals to...
October 22, 2021 WASHINGTON — Since the fall of Kabul in mid-August, more than 70,000 Afghans have been evacuated to the United States, with thousands more expected to arrive in the coming weeks and months. Human...
October 21, 2021 by Paloma Delgado, former Human Rights First Intern   Using Title 42 to expel migrants and asylum seekers from the United States has never been about protecting public health. It is a...

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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

Letter | December 01, 2021
Dear Secretary Blinken, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield, Chargé d'Affaires Moeling, and Ambassador Rice:  We write to express deep concerns about reports that the Biden administration has...
Factsheet | November 30, 2021
The Biden administration is taking steps to restart the Trump administration “Remain in Mexico” policy, officially dubbed the “Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP),” an illegal and deadly program that...
Letter | November 17, 2021
Dear Secretary Mayorkas and Director Jaddou, We, the 75 undersigned organizations, write to urge the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to eliminate - rather than continue to embrace - the...
Lawsuit | November 15, 2021
Download Human Rights First submitted a fact declaration filed in the federal lawsuit, Tony N. et. al., v. USCIS, by the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) and American Immigration Council...

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