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August 10, 2018 By Kevin Schuster In April 2018, the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law filed a motion to enforce the Flores settlement agreement, claiming that the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR...
August 07, 2018 By Kevin Schuster A new report suggest the Trump Administration plans to decrease the number of admitted refugees to 25,000 or lower for fiscal year 2019—a historic low. This move would be a...
August 02, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Trump Administration is considering reducing the number of refugees admitted to the United States to 25,000 for fiscal year 2019, a historic low,...
July 27, 2018   New York City—Human Rights First today filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Jennings v. Rodriguez, a case arguing that those seeking...
July 24, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today announced that it will partner with Dechert LLP and Aldea - The People’s Justice Center to provide free legal representation to refugee families detained at...
July 23, 2018 By Molly McCullen Human Rights First has been at the forefront of the fight to end immigration detention for more than a decade. Through our research and work providing legal...
July 19, 2018 Campaign Combines Representation, Litigation, and Advocacy to End the Detention of People Seeking Protection    New York City—As the Trump Administration ramps up its...

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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

Testimony | July 10, 2019
Download Testimony of Michael Breen President and CEO, Human Rights First Hearing entitled: “Kids in Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border” Before The House of Representatives...
Factsheet | July 01, 2019
Download The Trump Administration is pursuing an agreement with Guatemala under which the United States would turn away asylum seekers from Honduras, El Salvador and other countries, and send them...
Blueprint | June 17, 2019
This bluprint was developed and/or endorsed by: Human Rights First, America’s Voice, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, Center for Victims of Torture, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights...
Letter | June 05, 2019
Download White House Memorandum Proposing Additional Asylum Restrictions Dear Attorney General Barr and Acting Secretary McAleenan: The undersigned organizations write to express our deep...

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