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February 26, 2014 Please tune in today as Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino joins The Diane Rehm Show to discuss the humanitarian situation in Syria, which continues to deteriorate. As the show’s...
February 20, 2014 When she was eleven, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai spoke out against the Taliban’s effort to deny girls education. When she was fourteen, in  response to her courage, a Taliban gunman shot...
February 13, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First urges President Barack Obama to use his meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan to advance protection for refugees fleeing the unrelenting violence in Syria...
February 11, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First noted that today’s House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security hearing on asylum demonstrated bipartisan support for the integrity of the...
February 11, 2014 Washington, D.C.– Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer will testify before Congress today and detail recommendations for the U.S. government to protect the integrity and effectiveness of the refugee and...
February 10, 2014 Washington, D.C. –   As Republican leaders in Congress work through the party’s immigration reform priorities, ten of the nation’s most prominent Republican leaders released a ...

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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 | January 29, 2020
Statement for the Record House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Courts in Crisis: The State of Judicial Independence and Due Process in...
Letter | January 28, 2020
January 28, 2020 Dear Acting Secretary Wolf: One year ago, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began implementing the policy it inexplicably labeled the “Migrant Protection Protocols” (...
Report | January 22, 2020
Since January 2019, the Trump Administration has forcibly returned thousands of asylum seekers to Mexico under a policy it absurdly dubbed as the “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP). Waiting months...
Letter | January 10, 2020
January 9, 2020 Dear Ms. Deshommes: Human Rights First submits these comments in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s(DHS)Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published in the Federal...

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