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April 17, 2013 Washington, D.C. – The bipartisan Senate immigration bill introduced earlier today could help thousands of refugees, according to Human Rights First. The bill includes key provisions to...
March 26, 2013 As reported last week in the New York Times, Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has proposed a National Lawyer Service Corps to address the severe shortage...
March 22, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes the introduction of the Refugee Protection Act of 2013, legislation the group notes would repair many of the most severe problems in the U.S....
March 20, 2013 Washington, DC – In a statement submitted today to the Senate Judiciary Committee for its hearing on “Building an Immigration System Worthy of American Values,” Human Rights First...
March 19, 2013 Washington, DC – Human Rights First today praised Congressman Spencer Bachus (R-AL) for breaking through the partisan tenor that shaped much of today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing about...
March 14, 2013 Washington, D.C. – In a statement submitted today to the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Human Rights First urged Congress to...
March 04, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Earlier today during a Politico Playbook Breakfast in Washington, D.C., Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano confirmed that recently “several...

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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

Report | October 01, 2019
In September 2019, the Trump Administration’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico, which it farcically refers to as the “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP), entered a new phase. The...
Testimony | September 26, 2019
I didn’t want to leave Cameroon. It was my home. And it was home to the people I loved. Like all refugees, I was forced to leave. I decided to come to the United States. It was the obvious choice...
Factsheet | September 17, 2019
Download Trump Administration Delivers Asylum Seekers to Grave Danger in Mexico: 200+ Publicly Reported Cases of Rape, Kidnapping, and Assault Just the Tip of the Iceberg Since January 2019,...
Report | September 13, 2019
Download The Trump Administration’s third-country transit asylum bar, issued as an interim final rule on July 16, 2019, effectively bans asylum for the vast majority of refugees seeking protection...

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