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August 31, 2021 “The Biden administration’s August 31 deadline is not our deadline,” said veterans and advocates WASHINGTON -- Today marks President Biden’s deadline for the end of operations in Afghanistan but...
August 31, 2021 Human Rights First’s President and CEO Michael Breen responded to President Biden’s remarks on the end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan:  “The president has made clear, U.S. military’s...
August 25, 2021 WASHINGTON -- Last night the Supreme Court denied the government’s request for an emergency stay in Biden v. Texas, failing to block the Texas district court injunction forcing the government to...
August 24, 2021 The President’s arbitrary timetable harms allies, veterans, and human rights WASHINGTON -- In response to President Biden’s announcement today that the United States will withdraw from Afghanistan...
August 24, 2021 Research from Human Rights First Shows Kidnappings and Attacks Against Asylum Seekers Continue to Mount NEW YORK – Asylum seekers face horrific danger at the U.S. southern border as the Biden...
August 18, 2021 WASHINGTON - Human Rights First welcomed some changes included in a proposed asylum rule posted today by the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Justice, but expressed concerns over aspects of...
August 16, 2021 WASHINGTON – In his remarks today, President Biden brazenly defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan absent a real plan to evacuate the Afghans who worked with American troops,...

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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.

Resources

Factsheet | January 21, 2022
President Biden’s February 2, 2021 Executive Order 14011 (“Establishment of Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families”) created an Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of...
Testimony | January 19, 2022
Statement for the Record of Human Rights First  U.S. House, Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship “For the Rule of Law, An Independent Immigration Court...
Factsheet | January 13, 2022
One year after President Biden took office, his administration has taken steps to end some Trump administration policies that blocked refugees from asylum but has failed to take critical steps to end...
Report | January 13, 2022
Now nearly one year into President Biden’s term, his administration continues to implement and expand illegal and deadly Trump administration policies that prevent people from seeking asylum at U.S....

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