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April 30, 2020 WASHINGTON - Today, the Department of Homeland Security published the United States’ “asylum cooperative agreement,” agreement with Honduras - a move that may signal plans to move ahead with the...
April 21, 2020 WASHINGTON – In response to President Trump’s tweet in which he said he would suspend immigration to the United States, Human Rights First issued the following statement:  “The White House is...
April 20, 2020 WASHINGTON – In response to the Trump administration’s announcement that it will extend its illegal practice of immediately expelling asylum seekers and unaccompanied children at the U.S. border with...
March 25, 2020 Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis While Protecting Asylum Seekers (Updated March 25, 2020) Amnesty International USA, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières USA, Human Rights First,...
March 20, 2020 WASHINGTON - In response to confirmation that an ICE employee at an immigration detention center in New Jersey who self-quarantined a week ago with symptoms has tested positive for COVID-19, Human...
March 17, 2020 NEW YORK – Calling on governors and state health officials to use their authority to act in the interest of public health and protect immigration detainees, Human Rights First, Amnesty International...
March 17, 2020 WASHINGTON – In response to reports that the Trump Administration plans to shut the border to asylum-seekers, citing risks from coronavirus, Human Rights First’s Director of Refugee Protection...

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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 | January 12, 2021
Download The Trump administration’s record on asylum is one of destruction, disorder, and blatant violations of refugee laws enacted by Congress. Its policies ...
Lawsuit | December 22, 2020
In its final days, the Trump administration published a sweeping regulation that will makes it nearly impossible for people who seek asylum in the United States to have it granted. Instead of...
Factsheet | December 15, 2020
Over objections of senior Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) experts and following instructions by Trump Administration officials, the CDC issued a highly flawed and roundly-criticized...
Amicus Brief | November 12, 2020
INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT This amicus brief addresses the obligation of U.S. courts to construe federal statutes, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), in a manner...

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