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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...
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...

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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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