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December 02, 2021 WASHINGTON -- In response to the Biden administration’s announcement today that it will restart the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as “Remain in Mexico,” in the coming days...
November 09, 2021 WASHINGTON -- Concurrent with two days of virtual advocacy in Congress for the Afghan Adjustment Act and the continued evacuation of at-risk Afghans, Human Rights First, International Refugee...
November 05, 2021 WASHINGTON -- As the Biden administration restarts non-essential border travel on Monday, Human Rights First welcomes recission of Trump-era “metering” directives, which illegally turned away people...
October 25, 2021 WASHINGTON D.C. -- Human Rights First welcomes today’s announcement that the State Department will launch the Sponsor Circle Program for Afghans. The initiative will enable groups of individuals to...
October 22, 2021 WASHINGTON — Since the fall of Kabul in mid-August, more than 70,000 Afghans have been evacuated to the United States, with thousands more expected to arrive in the coming weeks and months. Human...
October 21, 2021 by Paloma Delgado, former Human Rights First Intern   Using Title 42 to expel migrants and asylum seekers from the United States has never been about protecting public health. It is a...
October 21, 2021 WASHINGTON -- A new report finds that dangers faced by asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border are mounting, documenting more than 7,000 kidnappings and other violent attacks against migrants as the...

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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

Letter | June 27, 2022
Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders for a Report on Human Rights Defenders...
Testimony | June 24, 2022
Testimony of Kennji Kizuka   Associate Director of Research and Analysis for Refugee Protection, Human Rights First Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, U.S. Congress “South Korea’s...
Letter | June 23, 2022
Submission by Human Rights First to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change...
Report | June 16, 2022
On May 23, 2022, the Title 42 policy was set to end. For more than two years, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had used this Trump-era policy to block asylum at U.S. ports of entry and to...

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