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June 09, 2014 Top News CHIDREN AT THE BORDER Over the weekend, the Obama Administration began sending hundreds of unaccompanied children caught crossing the U.S. southern border to a makeshift holding center in...
June 06, 2014 Washington, D.C.  - Human Rights First today commends the Senate Appropriations Committee for taking a step forward to help address the urgent humanitarian crisis on the southern border of the...
June 05, 2014 Washington, D.C. – As the U.S. government grapples with the humanitarian crisis surrounding the number of children, families and asylum seekers crossing the southern border, Human Rights First today...
June 04, 2014 Last week, Human Rights First kicked off our Houston office opening with a fantastic party at the South Texas College of Law, where we’re now officially a resident of the 9th floor. More than 120...
May 29, 2014 Washington, D.C. – In a statement today submitted to the House Judiciary Committee, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer urged Congress to address the resource imbalance at the border that is...
May 20, 2014 By Jeffrey Heller I'm a long-time volunteer attorney at Human Rights First.  Through them, I’ve helped hundreds of refugees receive asylum in the United States. This week, I’m...
May 16, 2014 Immigration courts nationwide are facing a computer hardware failure that started April 12, leaving judges, immigrants, and attorneys in the dark on case schedules.  But that’s only one of the...

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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

Factsheet | July 19, 2019
Download The Trump Administration’s third-country transit asylum bar, issued as an interim final rule on July 16, 2019, would effectively ban asylum for the vast majority of refugees seeking...
Testimony | July 10, 2019
Download Testimony of Michael Breen President and CEO, Human Rights First Hearing entitled: “Kids in Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border” Before The House of Representatives...
Factsheet | July 01, 2019
Download The Trump Administration is pursuing an agreement with Guatemala under which the United States would turn away asylum seekers from Honduras, El Salvador and other countries, and send them...
Blueprint | June 17, 2019
This bluprint was developed and/or endorsed by: Human Rights First, America’s Voice, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, Center for Victims of Torture, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights...

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