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August 05, 2021 By Paloma Delgado, Human Rights First Intern   In an interview that streams this week on Great.com’s podcast, “Great Talks With…” Human Rights First’s Director of Refugee Representation...
August 02, 2021 WASHINGTON – With a rise in violence by the Taliban as U.S. troops near their full withdrawal from Afghanistan, Human Rights First welcomed today’s announcement that the State Department will use the...
August 02, 2021 WASHINGTON -- Human Rights First expressed grave concern about a new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) order issued today, based on Title 42 of U.S. law, and the Biden administration’s use of that...
July 30, 2021 WASHINGTON – Early this morning more than 200 Afghans landed in the United States, the first flight of the promised evacuation of our wartime allies. Human Rights First welcomes the arrival of these...
July 29, 2021 Human rights group calls on Biden to sign this urgent funding bill WASHINGTON -- Today, the U.S. Congress passed a measure that will provide funding and additional visa allocations to Afghan...
July 27, 2021 WASHINGTON – Last night, the Biden administration announced plans to subject certain families who enter the United States between ports of entry to the fundamentally flawed expedited removal process...
July 21, 2021 By:  Julia Neusner, Human Rights First Emem Maurus, Transgender Law Center     The Biden administration continues to misuse the Trump administration’s Title 42 policy to...

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August 8, 2021
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Join Human Rights First and our partners in a series of panel discussions.  These virtual discussions highlight key issues and initiatives in our work to represent and protect refugees and asylum seekers; they will also honor the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Refugee Convention of 1951.

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Factsheet, Report, Testimony | October 07, 2021
Human Rights First and other human rights and immigration organizations and legal clinics submitted an emergency request for precautionary measures pursuant to Article 25 of the Rules of...
Factsheet | October 01, 2021
On August 20, 2021, the Biden administration published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on asylum processes that would eliminate the life-saving protection of asylum office requests for...
Factsheet | September 30, 2021
The one-year-filing deadline bar on asylum claims is a refugee ban. Enacted into law in 1996, the filing deadline bans asylum for any individual who did not apply for protection within one year of...
Amicus Brief | September 28, 2021
The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) also known as the "Remain in Mexico" policy was a humanitarian catastrophe: asylum seekers were murdered, raped, kidnapped, extorted, and compelled to live...

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