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October 20, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Latham & Watkins LLP’s New York office and the Washington, DC office of McDermott Will & Emery will receive Human Rights Firsts’ 2014 Marvin Frankel Award for extraordinary...
October 20, 2014 Top News TORTURE Over the weekend, The New York Times’ Charlie Savage reported that State Department attorneys are urging the president to “officially abandon” the George W. Bush Administration’s...
October 16, 2014 By Rebecca Dixon “My mom said, ‘I’m going to hand you into police.’ What that means is corrective rape. That I can’t see my family anymore. I have received so many death threats. And now I’m...
October 10, 2014 Fighting continues to rage in the Syrian town of Kobani near the border with Turkey, as Kurdish fighters—with support from U.S. airstrikes—attempt to keep it from falling to ISIS. More than 180,000...
October 10, 2014 Human Rights First called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to investigate instances of sexual abuse at the Karnes City, Texas family detention center this week, along with the Mexican...
October 03, 2014 This week the President authorized “in-country” resettlement from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. This step will allow the United States to bring to the country, through its formal resettlement...
October 02, 2014 New York City – Human Rights First calls on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of sexual abuse at the immigration...

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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

Letter | June 24, 2020
U.S. Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Hearing on Customs and Border Protection Oversight June 25, 2020 Thank you for the opportunity to submit a statement for...
Letter | June 20, 2020
June 20, 2020 Dear Acting Secretary Wolf and Acting Commissioner Morgan: We write to express our urgent concern that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Border Patrol agents are...
Factsheet | June 17, 2020
El 20 de marzo de 2020, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) emitieron una orden de COVID-19 muy criticada que eliminó efectivamente el asilo en la frontera sur de los...
Factsheet | June 17, 2020
On March 20, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a much-criticized COVID-19 order that has effectively eliminated asylum at the southern U.S. border. The Department of...

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