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July 08, 2020 New proposed rules paradoxically ban people from places with high incidence of COVID-19, even as the United States leads the world in number of cases WASHINGTON - Human Rights First condemns the...
July 01, 2020 Washington, D.C. - On June 30, Judge Timothy Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down President Trump’s second asylum ban, ending a restrictive policy that had...
June 25, 2020 WASHINGTON - In its decision today in Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam, a majority of the Supreme Court ruled that asylum seekers placed in expedited removal proceedings upon...
June 22, 2020 WASHINGTON - Human Rights First condemns the Trump administration’s new rule, slated to be issued on June 26, banning and delaying legal work authorizations for most asylum seekers while they wait...
June 20, 2020 WASHINGTON - On World Refugee Day, Human Rights First calls on U.S. leaders and policymakers to restore U.S. leadership in protecting the human rights of refugees:  As we mark World Refugee...
June 11, 2020 WASHINGTON - The U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Justice have proposed a new rule, slated to be issued on Monday, June 15, which would gut what remains of protection for refugees seeking...
May 27, 2020 WASHINGTON - In a letter sent today to the heads of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Human Rights First, together with the Center...

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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

Amicus Brief | November 12, 2020
INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT This amicus brief addresses the obligation of U.S. courts to construe federal statutes, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), in a manner...
Factsheet | November 06, 2020
Between fiscal years (FY) 2010 and 2019, more than three-quarters of Cameroonian asylum seekers (76 percent on average) were granted asylum in U.S. immigration courts. Refugees from Cameroon are...
Letter | October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020 Human Rights First submits this comment urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to withdraw these proposed rules in their entirety. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) would...

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