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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...
July 18, 2018 By Eleni Bakst and Jake Benhabib Between April and June 2018, Human Rights First researchers conducted three monitoring missions to McAllen, Brownsville, Laredo, and El Paso, Texas to gather...

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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 | November 18, 2019
En septiembre de 2019, la política del gobierno de Trump de devolver solicitantes de asilo a México, a la que irónicamente se refiere como el “Protocolo de Protección de Migrantes” (Migrant...
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,...

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