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August 25, 2021 WASHINGTON -- Last night the Supreme Court denied the government’s request for an emergency stay in Biden v. Texas, failing to block the Texas district court injunction forcing the government to...
August 24, 2021 The President’s arbitrary timetable harms allies, veterans, and human rights WASHINGTON -- In response to President Biden’s announcement today that the United States will withdraw from Afghanistan...
August 24, 2021 Research from Human Rights First Shows Kidnappings and Attacks Against Asylum Seekers Continue to Mount NEW YORK – Asylum seekers face horrific danger at the U.S. southern border as the Biden...
August 18, 2021 WASHINGTON - Human Rights First welcomed some changes included in a proposed asylum rule posted today by the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Justice, but expressed concerns over aspects of...
August 16, 2021 Washington – As Afghans, U.S. military veterans, immigrant advocates and human rights defenders continue to wait for leadership from the White House, the United States is failing to keep its promise...
August 16, 2021 WASHINGTON – In his remarks today, President Biden brazenly defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan absent a real plan to evacuate the Afghans who worked with American troops,...
August 15, 2021 WASHINGTON – As the Taliban seizes control of the Afghan capital of Kabul, it is clear that immediate action is needed to evacuate Afghan allies who served with U.S. forces and international civil...

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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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Report | October 21, 2021
Nine months after taking office, President Biden’s administration continues to embrace and defend, rather than end, the Trump administration’s “Title 42” policy, which misuses public health authority...
Letter | October 19, 2021
Dear President Biden, Vice President Harris, Secretary Mayorkas, and Attorney General Garland:   The undersigned 73 legal services providers, law school clinics, and law firms, write to...
Letter | October 18, 2021
Human Rights First submits these comments in response to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) (collectively the...
Factsheet, Report, Testimony | October 07, 2021
Human Rights First and other human rights and immigration organizations and legal clinics submitted an emergency request for precautionary measures pursuant to Article 25 of the Rules of...

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