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February 26, 2019 Los Angeles, California—Human Rights First today praised release of a California Department of Justice (DOJ) report on immigration detention facilities in the state as an important step in...
February 19, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Veterans for American Ideals, a project of Human Rights First, praises the inclusion of four thousand additional visas for allies that served alongside the U.S. mission in...
February 15, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Following today’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the southern border, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Matthew Olsen, issued the...
February 14, 2019 New York City—Following the White House’s confirmation today that President Trump will declare a national emergency to build a wall at the southern border, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued...
February 14, 2019 New York City—Following reports that the first children have been returned to Mexico under the Trump Administration’s plan to illegally force asylum seekers to wait in the country during their asylum...
January 29, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s hearing at the House Armed Services Committee hearing entitled, “Department of Defense’s Support to the Southern Border,” at which DoD personnel defended...
January 24, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Trump Administration will begin forcibly returning some refugees requesting asylum at the U.S. southern border to Mexico as they await...

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May 5, 2019

Once a year, World Refugee Day honors refugees and asylum seekers.

Yet every single day, we are inspired by the courage and resilience of those who fled danger, risking everything in hopes of building a better life for themselves and their families.

Join us on Tuesday, June 18th, for a reception celebrating our clients, honoring the work of our pro bono and community partners, and recommitting to shaping a brighter future for those seeking safety from harm.

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Resources

Report | December 05, 2019
In January 2019, the Trump Administration started forcibly returning asylum seekers to Mexico under a new policy farcically dubbed the “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP). Waiting months in Mexico...
Report | November 18, 2019
En septiembre de 2019, la política del gobierno de Trump de devolver solicitantes de asilo a México, a la que irónicamente se refiere como el “Protocolo de Protección de Migrantes” (Migrant...
Report | October 01, 2019
In September 2019, the Trump Administration’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico, which it farcically refers to as the “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP), entered a new phase. The...
Testimony | September 26, 2019
I didn’t want to leave Cameroon. It was my home. And it was home to the people I loved. Like all refugees, I was forced to leave. I decided to come to the United States. It was the obvious choice...

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