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May 18, 2021 NEW YORK – Human Rights First and more than 50 faith-based, humanitarian, legal services, immigration, and human rights organizations and law school clinics today issued a letter to Secretary of...
May 13, 2021 When Fernando* and his family arrived in Texas after a harrowing journey from El Salvador, they cried with relief. They’d left home when gang members had threatened them after a...
April 27, 2021 WASHINGTON - Human Rights First and the Western Union Foundation are partnering to create an innovative social programming project, Vida sin Fronteras (“Life without Borders”), for asylum-seeking...
April 23, 2021 WASHINGTON -- The Bipartisan Border Solutions Act, introduced yesterday by Senators John Cornyn (R- TX) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Tony Gonzales (R-TX),...
April 22, 2021 WASHINGTON -- As the United States begins the troop withdrawal from the nearly 20-year war in Afghanistan, national security experts, human rights advocates and U.S. military veterans are calling on...
April 20, 2021 WASHINGTON — Asylum seekers continue to face grave danger at the southern border as the Biden administration extends the Trump administration’s misuse of Title 42 public health authority to illegally...
April 16, 2021 WASHINGTON -- Today, the Biden administration announced it would keep the refugee admissions number at 15,000, a level set by the previous administration, walking back an announcement made in...

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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

Factsheet | July 27, 2021
As the world marks the 70th Anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention on July 28, 2021, the United States continues to flout its legal obligations under the Convention, endangering lives, failing to...
Letter | July 21, 2021
Dear Secretary Mayorkas: We, the undersigned organizations and legal clinics, write to urge the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) to ensure that people seeking protection in the United...
Factsheet | July 14, 2021
Jailing people seeking asylum protection in U.S. immigration detention centers is a cruel and costly mistake. Download Detention inflicts enormous physical and psychological harm,...
Letter | July 13, 2021
Dear Secretary Mayorkas, We, the undersigned organizations, write to urge the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stop targeting asylum seekers...

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