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October 21, 2020 Rules would create sweeping new categorical bars to asylum and eliminate rules intended to ensure refugee families are not separated WASHINGTON  — Human Rights First expressed its strong...
October 20, 2020 The Senate Judiciary hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett featured extensive exchanges on abortion rights, health care, and a few other hot-button issues. Largely overlooked, however...
October 01, 2020 Delivering report at the 11th hour, Trump sets the lowest number ever for refugee resettlement WASHINGTON — Late last night the Trump administration announced in a report to Congress that the...
September 22, 2020 WASHINGTON  — Human Rights First expressed its strong opposition to another proposed rule for the U.S. processing of asylum claims, slated to be issued on September 23, 2020, that would lead...
September 15, 2020 WASHINGTON – Human Rights First today announced the three law firms honored this year with the annual Marvin E. Frankel Award: Covington & Burling LLP; Williams & Connolly LLP; and Cravath,...
September 15, 2020 HRF renews calls for immigrants to be released from detention during the pandemic  WASHINGTON — Human Rights First today called for investigations into a whistleblower’s allegations of...
August 06, 2020 Experts including epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists find that Trump administration’s rationale for proposed rule denying refugees protection is a misuse of science and public health...

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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.

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Factsheet | September 21, 2021
On September 18, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a “comprehensive strategy” to expel thousands of Haitian and other asylum-seeking families and adults who had crossed into...
Letter | September 17, 2021
Dear President Biden, Secretary Mayorkas, and Attorney General Garland: In the wake of multiple federal court decisions holding that your administration’s policies are likely unlawful, we, the 71...
Factsheet | September 09, 2021
On August 24, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to stay a federal court ruling that orders the U.S government to re-implement the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico program (...
Letter | August 31, 2021
We, the undersigned 108 organizations, are profoundly disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision on August 24 to refrain from blocking a U.S. District Court decision on the misnamed Migrant...

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