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October 17, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Following today’s announcement that President Obama will nominate former Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Human Rights First’...
October 17, 2013 An article in today’s Wall Street Journal gives an incomplete picture of the asylum and immigration systems along the U.S. southern border and misses the mark by likening a request for asylum to “...
October 11, 2013 Alexander* was being persecuted for his sexual orientation and finally fled his home country in 2010. By the time Human Rights First met him in 2011, he’d made it to the United States, but had been...
October 08, 2013 Thursday, October 10, 2013 8:30-10:00 AM 333 7th Avenue, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10001 RSVP: [email protected] Human Rights First and Global Justice Ministry invite you to join us for a...
September 30, 2013 Geneva – Human Rights First welcomes today’s statement by Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns at a U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) meeting in Geneva to address the needs of Syrian...
September 27, 2013 Next week in Geneva, foreign ministers will convene to discuss ways to support Syria’s neighbors as they host hundreds of thousands of refugees. The United States has contributed significant...
September 26, 2013 Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First welcomes today’s declaration on ending violence and discrimination against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity that...

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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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Factsheet | May 18, 2022
Government records received by Human Rights First from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asylum office through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request show years-long,...
Factsheet | May 06, 2022
On March 29, 2022, the Biden administration published an Interim Final Rule (IFR) that creates a new process for asylum seekers entering the United States. The IFR contains significant improvements—...
Amicus Brief | May 05, 2022
Human Rights First joined 57 other organizations and public interest law firms in filing this amicus brief in the case before the federal district court for the Western District of Louisiana in which...
Report | April 27, 2022
In April 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined that as of May 23, 2022, it would terminate the Title 42 order, which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has for...

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