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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 | August 10, 2020
August 10, 2020 Human Rights First submits these comments in response to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)...
Factsheet | July 29, 2020
Asserting specious public health justifications, a sweeping new rule proposed by the Trump administration on July 9, 2020 would expand and make permanent the administration’s illegal, discriminatory...
Factsheet | July 23, 2020
Caution: Before departing to seek asylum abroad, you should try to speak with an attorney that specializes in refugee and immigration law in the country you’re hoping to go to, so that you...
Report | July 15, 2020
One year ago, on July 16, 2019, the Trump administration issued a rule barring asylum for virtually all refugees who travel through another country on their way to seek protection at the southern...

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