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April 12, 2018 Over the last week, we once again witnessed President Trump’s harmful attempts to manufacture a crisis at the southern border when he directed the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland...
April 12, 2018 New York City – In advance of Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo’s confirmation hearing, Human Rights First today expressed serious concern with his prior statements and positions on...
April 11, 2018 New York City—Human Rights First today released the second part of a two-part 360 degree video series, Crossing the Line, that follows brave asylum seekers fleeing ...
April 11, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned a decision by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to temporarily halt a critical program that provides legal ...
April 06, 2018 New York City--Human Rights First condemned a new “zero tolerance” policy announced today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that would punish vulnerable refugees seeking asylum at the...
April 04, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to President Trump’s plan to send National Guard troops to the border, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer released the following statement: “President Trump is...
April 03, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned a decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to impose caseload quotas on immigration judges, a move that threatens due process and...

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October 10, 2017
A Discussion on Immigration Court Backlogs and Due Process

At this lunchtime event, Human Rights First will present its key findings, and panelists and guests will discuss the real-world impact of immigration court changes, proposed changes, and backlogs on access to counsel, access to asylum, due process and fairness.  

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Report | June 14, 2018
Download Key Findings: Many immigrants in Texas, including asylum seekers, remain in unnecessary, lengthy, and prolonged detention—sometimes for well over one year. Among those in prolonged...
Factsheet | June 01, 2018
Download Family Separation Has Significant Legal and Health Implications When parents crossing the border are referred for criminal prosecution, they are forcibly separated from their children...
Issue Brief | May 25, 2018
In April 2018 approximately 240 Central Americans who had traveled together in a month-long caravan through Mexico sought asylum at the U.S. port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico. While the caravan this...
Factsheet | April 17, 2018
The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program 2009-2018  What is the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program?  Download In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies Protection Act...

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