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June 24, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes the progress made on immigration reform today when the Senate voted to end debate on Senator Leahy’s Amendment 1183, as modified to the Border...
June 21, 2013 This week as we mark World Refugee Day on June 20, we urge you to please call your Senators to let them know why you care about refugees and ask them to protect the refugee and asylum provisions of...
June 21, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praises Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) for his leadership on improving accountability and transparency of  immigration detention facilities. His...
June 20, 2013 Under a 1996 law, refugees are required to apply for political asylum within one year of arriving in the United States. It’s an inefficient, wasteful, arbitrary rule that undermines the country’s...
June 20, 2013 The United States has a longstanding tradition of providing safe haven to the persecuted. Yet not all refugees receive a warm welcome here. Some are placed in detention and forced to navigate the...
June 19, 2013 Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of World Refugee Day tomorrow, Human Rights First is urging Congress to renew America’s commitment  to refugees by addressing some serious flaws in...
June 18, 2013 Washington, D.C. – As the House Judiciary Committee proceeds today with markup of the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement (SAFE) Act, H.R. 2278, Human Rights First urges committee members to...

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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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