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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...
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...

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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

Factsheet | June 01, 2020
February 25: Dr. Allen & Dr. Rich, detention medical experts and consultants to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), warn the agency of public health risks of ICE detention...
Letter | May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020 Dear Acting Secretary Wolf and Director Redfield: Our 262 legal, faith-based, humanitarian, human rights, and community organizations, many of which advocate on behalf of...
Factsheet | May 15, 2020
The United States has the ability to both safeguard public health in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and safeguard the lives of families, adults, and children seeking asylum and other humanitarian...
Report | May 13, 2020
The Trump Administration is exploiting the coronavirus crisis to pursue its long-held goal of preventing refugees from seeking and receiving humanitarian protection in the United States. Under...

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