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April 17, 2013 Washington, D.C. – The bipartisan Senate immigration bill introduced earlier today could help thousands of refugees, according to Human Rights First. The bill includes key provisions to...
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...

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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.

Resources

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...
Letter | April 22, 2022
Dear President Biden: As leaders of immigrant, civil rights, humanitarian, human rights, and labor organizations, our missions include the goal of safeguarding asylum access in the United States....

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