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August 18, 2014 Top News FAMILIES AT THE BORDER Human Rights First last week visited the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Artesia, New Mexico, to investigate the challenges these...
August 13, 2014 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today expressed serious concern that the steep decline in the “pass” rate for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) “credible fear” screening...
August 12, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to move forward with plans to transfer funds to help provide lawyers and legal orientation programs for children...
August 04, 2014 Top News CIA Torture Report On Friday, the Obama Administration sent the Senate intelligence committee its response to key portions of the committee’s 6,300-plus page CIA torture report. The...
July 31, 2014 Washington DC – Human Rights First today welcomed news reports that Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a Sudanese woman who was given a death sentence in Sudan on charges of apostasy for marrying a...
July 31, 2014 Washington, D.C.  - Human Rights First today expressed serious concern over several provisions in H.R. 5230, a bill expected to be considered on the floor of the House of Representatives on...
July 28, 2014 Last week, I traded my 25-minute commute in Washington, DC for a four-hour drive through the dry heat of southern New Mexico. Human Rights First took part in a tour of the new facility where the...

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August 8, 2021
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Join Human Rights First and our partners in a series of panel discussions.  These virtual discussions highlight key issues and initiatives in our work to represent and protect refugees and asylum seekers; they will also honor the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Refugee Convention of 1951.

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Letter | August 12, 2022
Dear Secretary Mayorkas, Director Rossi, and Director Jaddou: The undersigned immigrant and refugee advocacy and legal services organizations are dedicated to expanding access to legal services...
Factsheet | August 08, 2022
US Discrimination Against Black Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers at the Border and Beyond Since the CERD Committee last reviewed the US in 2014, the US has continued its historical pattern of...
Factsheet | August 08, 2022
Anti-Black Discrimination within US Immigration, Detention, and Enforcement Systems As detailed in a Shadow Report submitted to the CERD Committee, Black non-citizens in the US face disparate...
Amicus Brief | August 03, 2022
To support the Biden administration’s appeal of the district court’s permanent injunction preventing the termination of Title 42, Human Rights First joined the Tulane Immigrant Rights Clinic and...

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