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November 07, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s firing of Attorney Jeff Sessions, Human Rights First’s Sharon Kelly McBride issued the following statement:  The United States is a nation of laws,...
November 07, 2018 Yesterday, millions of voters made their voices heard in support of American ideals. They stood together despite President Trump’s closing bid to Americans: "be afraid." Be afraid of refugees...
November 01, 2018 New York City—Today in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement on access to protection at the southern border and increased detention for refugees, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer...
October 30, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to President Trump’s comments that he is considering signing an executive order that would eliminate the right to U.S. citizenship for children born in the United States...
October 29, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Following today’s announcement that 5,000 active duty military personnel will be sent to the border as refugees approach, Human Rights First President and CEO Mike Breen issued the...
October 25, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the administration may issue a new rule that could close the southern border and bar Central American asylum seekers traveling in the migrant caravan from...
October 25, 2018 New York City—In response to today’s announcement that President Trump plans to send eight hundred or more troops to the southern border as a caravan of refugees and migrants approaches,...

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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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