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March 11, 2020 The order today stays a prior appellate court ruling that would have prevented the administration from continuing to return asylum-seekers to Mexico while they await their asylum hearings...
February 28, 2020 A year after “remain in Mexico” policy began, HRF finds more than 1,000 reports of kidnappings, assaults and rape of asylum-seekers   WASHINGTON – Today, a three-judge panel...
February 04, 2020 Human rights advocates present evidence of erosion of respect for human rights laws and protections for refugees and asylum-seekers WASHINGTON – In anticipation of President Donald J. Trump’s...
January 31, 2020 WASHINGTON –Earlier today President Trump issued a “proclamation” imposing new restrictions on people coming from primarily African countries of Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania as well as...
January 27, 2020 Asylum-seekers forced to return to Mexico face severe dangers and huge barriers to access their rights WASHINGTON-- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s official response to its internal...
January 22, 2020 WASHINGTON – Next week marks one year since the Trump administration began forcibly returning asylum-seekers to wait for their court dates in Mexico, where they have suffered kidnappings, torture,...
January 15, 2020 WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union, National Immigrant Justice Center, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, and Human Rights First filed a federal lawsuit today challenging...

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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 | June 24, 2020
U.S. Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Hearing on Customs and Border Protection Oversight June 25, 2020 Thank you for the opportunity to submit a statement for...
Letter | June 20, 2020
June 20, 2020 Dear Acting Secretary Wolf and Acting Commissioner Morgan: We write to express our urgent concern that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Border Patrol agents are...
Factsheet | June 17, 2020
El 20 de marzo de 2020, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) emitieron una orden de COVID-19 muy criticada que eliminó efectivamente el asilo en la frontera sur de los...
Factsheet | June 17, 2020
On March 20, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a much-criticized COVID-19 order that has effectively eliminated asylum at the southern U.S. border. The Department of...

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