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August 28, 2013 Fifty years ago today Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. His remarks from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial laid out a soaring vision for an America free of racism...
August 23, 2013 Washington, D.C. – As Syria’s conflict continues to escalate, Human Rights First notes that it is critical for the United States to support countries along the Syrian border so that these...
August 14, 2013 Over the last few days, several news outlets have produced pieces relating to protection requests at the border that reflect —and sow—confusion about the complex expedited removal system and the...
August 13, 2013 On Thursday, the Obama Administration agreed to start resettling up to 2,000 Syrian refugees. With no end in sight to the war in Syria, and roughly two million people having fled to neighboring...
August 01, 2013 New York City – As accused NSA-leaker Edward Snowden reportedly leaves the Moscow airport under an agreement with Russian authorities, Human Rights First cautions that how the United States acts...
July 17, 2013 Washington, DC –Human Rights First urges members of Congress at today’s House Oversight Committee Subcommittee on National Securityhearing on “Border Security Oversight, Part III: Examining...
July 12, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Today, as Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announces her resignation, Human Rights First urges her to complete several outstanding steps to protect refugees...

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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

| 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
Download 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...
Report | December 05, 2019
In January 2019, the Trump Administration started forcibly returning asylum seekers to Mexico under a new policy farcically dubbed the “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP). Waiting months in Mexico...
Report | November 18, 2019
En septiembre de 2019, la política del gobierno de Trump de devolver solicitantes de asilo a México, a la que irónicamente se refiere como el “Protocolo de Protección de Migrantes” (Migrant...

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