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January 24, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Trump Administration will begin forcibly returning some refugees requesting asylum at the U.S. southern border to Mexico as they await...
January 24, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s Senate vote on the Trump-McConnell bill, a piece of anti-immigrant legislation that would have reopened the government at the expense of our nation’s asylum...
January 23, 2019 The Trump-McConnell bill—the "End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act"—is nothing more than a hateful anti-immigration wish list, designed to hold the nation hostage in exchange for extremely...
January 22, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to the “End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act’’ under consideration in the Senate, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley released the following statement: The...
January 15, 2019 Los Angeles—Human Rights First today released a new report analyzing the mental, physical, and legal impacts of massive overuse of immigration detention in California. Prisons and Punishment:...
December 20, 2018 New York City—In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that refugees seeking asylum at the southern border will be required to wait in Mexico, Human Rights First’s Kennji Kizuka, who...
December 20, 2018 This morning's House Judiciary Committee hearing will be a tough morning for current Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen. Following increasing reports of forced...

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January 1, 2019

The Trump Administration has launched numerous executive orders, proclamations, and policies targeting asylum seekers and immigrants. Family separations, asylum bans, criminal prosecutions for migration offenses, and lengthy detentions are but a few examples.

Please join Human Rights First and Morgan Lewis for a panel discussion about the impact on asylum seekers and immigrants in California and beyond.

Thursday, 
January 24, 2019
4:00–5:00 pm
Cocktail reception to follow

Resources

Report | March 22, 2019
The Trump Administration continues to incarcerate families in immigration jails and to push to hold them there for even longer. In fiscal year 2018, more than 45,000 parents and children were held in...
| February 13, 2019
On January 29, 2019, the Trump Administration began implementing its perversely dubbed “Migration Protection Protocols.” In reality, this policy is about denying—not providing—protection to refugees...
| January 30, 2019
Between fiscal years (FY) 2010 and 2016, the percentage of asylum seekers from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras granted protection rose by 96 percent, according...
Factsheet | January 25, 2019
Recent data shows that asylum seekers continue to appear for immigration court proceedings at high rates. In fiscal year 2018, Department of Justice (DOJ) figures show that 89 percent of all asylum...

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