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October 30, 2020 Human Rights First has received previously undisclosed records that reveal how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been carrying out illegal expulsions of asylum seekers and children....
October 30, 2020 WASHINGTON — A new investigation from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) today revealed systemic disinformation given to asylum seekers seeking protection...
October 21, 2020 Rules would create sweeping new categorical bars to asylum and eliminate rules intended to ensure refugee families are not separated WASHINGTON  — Human Rights First expressed its strong...
October 20, 2020 The Senate Judiciary hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett featured extensive exchanges on abortion rights, health care, and a few other hot-button issues. Largely overlooked, however...
October 01, 2020 Delivering report at the 11th hour, Trump sets the lowest number ever for refugee resettlement WASHINGTON — Late last night the Trump administration announced in a report to Congress that the...
September 22, 2020 WASHINGTON  — Human Rights First expressed its strong opposition to another proposed rule for the U.S. processing of asylum claims, slated to be issued on September 23, 2020, that would lead...
September 15, 2020 WASHINGTON – Human Rights First today announced the three law firms honored this year with the annual Marvin E. Frankel Award: Covington & Burling LLP; Williams & Connolly LLP; and Cravath,...

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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

Letter | February 22, 2021
Dear Acting Secretary Cochran and Director Walensky: As organizations that represent and advocate for migrants, refugees, and immigrant children as well as organizations committed to science-based...
Letter | February 16, 2021
Dear Secretary Mayorkas, Our undersigned faith-based, immigration, civil rights, and human rights organizations urge the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to reject the use of expedited...
Letter | February 09, 2021
Dear President Biden: The executive orders your administration issued last week are welcome initial steps toward ending the illegal and inhumane asylum and border policies implemented by the Trump...
Letter | February 02, 2021
Dear President Biden: We write to urge your administration to immediately end the misuse of Title 42 public health authority to illegally and inhumanely expel asylum seekers and migrants at the...

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