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January 31, 2018 New York City—Human Rights First warned that changes announced today by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to process asylum applications in reverse order—with the newest claims...
January 30, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to President Trump’s State of the Union address in which he attacked the asylum and refugee systems, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley issued the following statement...
January 26, 2018 New York City—Human Rights First today denounced the Trump Administration's immigration framework—billed as a "legislative fix" for protecting DACA recipients—as a shameful and dishonest ploy to hold...
January 23, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today calls on the Trump Administration to resume processing of refugees from 11 countries that had been subjected to the president’s 90-day refugee ban, which...
January 18, 2018 New York City—A new report released today shows that amid President Trump’s campaign to block refugees seeking protection from this country, his administration has increased the criminal prosecution...
January 16, 2018 Washington, D.C—Human Rights First today condemned a new Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report on terrorism related offenses and immigration, for its...
January 11, 2018 Washington, D.C.-- In response to reports that President Trump referred to El Salvador, Haiti, and African nations as "shithole countries" during negotiations with lawmakers on legislation to protect...

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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

Factsheet | February 09, 2018
Myth: It’s easy to get asylum in the United States.  Fact: Asylum is an extremely complex and difficult process to navigate. The asylum process is a multi-step process that involves...
Issue Brief | February 09, 2018
In 1996, Congress passed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, creating an expedited removal process in which immigration officers are able to order the deportation of...
Factsheet | February 09, 2018
As Congress and the Trump Administration debate immigration policy reforms, one critical—and often misrepresented—piece of information is the extent to which individuals in immigration removal...
Report | January 18, 2018
Punishing Refugees and Migrants: The Trump Administration's Misuse of Criminal Prosecutions Download As the world continues to face the largest displacement crisis since World War II,...

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