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June 21, 2012 This week at a Capitol Hill reception to mark World Refugee Day, Members of Congress and others paid tribute to the late Representative Donald Payne (D-NJ), who championed the protection of refugees...
June 19, 2012 Washington, DC – As World Refugee Day approaches tomorrow, Human Rights First urges the administration and Congress to make key reforms to the U.S. asylum and immigration systems to better protect...
January 24, 2005 AG Ashcroft Sends Domestic Violence Case Back to Appeals Board Partial Victory — But Rodi Alvarado's Life Remains in Limbo Attorney General John Ashcroft has issued an order sending the...
October 08, 2004 By Wendy Wright and Cory Smith Published in the Washington Post on October 8, 2004 Attorney General John Ashcroft is facing a crucial decision about whether the United States will...
August 16, 2004 Attorney General Poised to Decide if US will Protect Rodi Alvarado Bipartisan Support for Woman Who Fled Horrific Domestic Violence Urge Ashcroft to Grant Asylum Attorney General John...
January 03, 2004 Briefing Deadline Approaching on Leading Gender-based Asylum Case Attorney General to rule after filing of briefs Wide range of organizations support asylum for women who flee gender-based...
May 07, 2003 Update: Refugee Women Still at Risk Urge Secretary Ridge and Attorney General Ashcroft to Refrain from Limiting Asylum for Women who Fear Gender-related Persecution; Urge Ashcroft to Rule in Favor...

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January 1, 2019

The Trump Administration has launched numerous executive orders, proclamations, and policies targeting asylum seekers and immigrants. Family separations, asylum bans, criminal prosecutions for migration offenses, and lengthy detentions are but a few examples.

Please join Human Rights First and Morgan Lewis for a panel discussion about the impact on asylum seekers and immigrants in California and beyond.

Thursday, 
January 24, 2019
4:00–5:00 pm
Cocktail reception to follow

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| February 13, 2019
On January 29, 2019, the Trump Administration began implementing its perversely dubbed “Migration Protection Protocols.” In reality, this policy is about denying—not providing—protection to refugees...
| January 30, 2019
Between fiscal years (FY) 2010 and 2016, the percentage of asylum seekers from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras granted protection rose by 96 percent, according...
Factsheet | January 25, 2019
Recent data shows that asylum seekers continue to appear for immigration court proceedings at high rates. In fiscal year 2018, Department of Justice (DOJ) figures show that 89 percent of all asylum...
Report | January 15, 2019
In the name of national security, the Trump Administration has taken numerous steps that threaten the human rights of asylum seekers and other immigrants. Several of these punitive actions—such as...

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