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March 01, 2013 Spending Cuts Could Compound Delays in Already Backlogged Immigration Courts New York City – As the nation’s sequester spending cuts kick in at midnight, Human Rights First says the cuts...
February 26, 2013 New York City – In anticipation of steep budget cuts scheduled to occur at the end of the week, it has been reported that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will review its detained...
February 13, 2013 Washington, DC – In a statement submitted today to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer urged Congress to seize the opportunity to renew America’s promise...
February 12, 2013 Washington, DC - Tonight, in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, Human Rights First’s Elisa Massimino issued the following statement: “President Obama hit the nail on...
February 12, 2013 At its best, the United States has been a beacon for refugees fleeing persecution. Tonight, President Barack Obama will address Congress and the nation with his State of Union speech, and Senator...
February 11, 2013 Washington, DC – As President Obama prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, Human Rights First urges him to recommit to the promise of equality and fundamental rights he articulated...
February 08, 2013 Following a series of grenade attacks in Nairobi and near the border with Somalia, the government of Kenya has announced a new policy requiring all refugees living in urban areas 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

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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