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March 11, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called on Congress to reject President Trump’s budget proposals, which target refugees and asylum seekers, and would drastically reduce...
March 06, 2019 Washington, D.C—In response to today’s House Homeland Security Committee hearing with Department of Homeland Securtiy Secretary Kristjen Nielsen, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued the...
March 01, 2019 Washington, D.C.— In response to reports that the Trump Administration will continue its illegal and immoral attack on the asylum system by expanding the "Migrant Protection Protocols...
February 26, 2019 Los Angeles, California—Human Rights First today praised release of a California Department of Justice (DOJ) report on immigration detention facilities in the state as an important step in...
February 19, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Veterans for American Ideals, a project of Human Rights First, praises the inclusion of four thousand additional visas for allies that served alongside the U.S. mission in...
February 15, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Following today’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the southern border, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Matthew Olsen, issued the...
February 14, 2019 New York City—Following the White House’s confirmation today that President Trump will declare a national emergency to build a wall at the southern border, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued...

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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

Factsheet | May 10, 2019
Download Since January 2019, the Trump Administration has forced more than four thousand Central Americans trying to request asylum at the southern border to return to Mexico. These men, women,...
Factsheet | April 29, 2019
In 1996, Congress created an expedited removal process in which immigration officers may order the deportation of certain noncitizens charged as inadmissible without a full hearing. One component of...
Factsheet | April 29, 2019
U.S. immigration law and regulations provide asylum seekers with work authorization documents, which allow them to accept employment after their asylum applications have been pending for at least 180...
Report | April 22, 2019
While President Trump reportedly demanded that former Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen resign over her failure to block all asylum seekers from entering the country, the United States...

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