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June 25, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned President Trump’s attacks on the constitutional right of due process in comments he made concerning immigration policy. In response to...
June 24, 2018 New York City—In response to the Zero-Tolerance Prosecution and Family Reunification fact sheet issued by the Department of Homeland Security last night, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued the...
June 20, 2018 New York City—In response to reports that President Trump signed an executive order that would indefinitely detain—rather than separate—families seeking protection at the southern border, Human...
June 20, 2018 Today, it was announced that President Trump intends to sign an executive order that will detain families together indefinitely rather than separate them at the border.  Make no mistake: this...
June 20, 2018 By Kevin Schuster A new report, The Crisis At The Border By The Numbers, released by the White House continues to spread falsehoods about asylum in the United States—despite being...
June 20, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to a statement today from Sen. Marco Rubio that the United States should “#DetainandMaintain” families in indefinitely rather than separate them at the border, Human...
June 19, 2018 Donate to Human Rights First: Your donations help us provide free legal representation for asylum seeking families and children in court. One of the most effective ways to help children who...

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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

Factsheet | July 19, 2019
Download The Trump Administration’s third-country transit asylum bar, issued as an interim final rule on July 16, 2019, would effectively ban asylum for the vast majority of refugees seeking...
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...

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