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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,...
August 15, 2021 WASHINGTON – As the Taliban seizes control of the Afghan capital of Kabul, it is clear that immediate action is needed to evacuate Afghan allies who served with U.S. forces and international civil...
August 12, 2021 Policy Adds New Layer to Biden Administration Use of Title 42 WASHINGTON -- Human Rights First condemns the Biden administration’s new expulsions of asylum seekers and migrants to southern Mexico...
August 12, 2021 WASHINGTON – Human Rights First today announced the three law firms honored this year with the annual Marvin E. Frankel Award:  Crowell & Moring LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, and Quinn...
August 06, 2021 WASHINGTON – Today, 16 veteran organizations representing over 3 million members sent a letter to the Biden administration calling for the expeditious evacuation directly to the United States of all...
August 05, 2021 By Paloma Delgado, Human Rights First Intern   In an interview that streams this week on Great.com’s podcast, “Great Talks With…” Human Rights First’s Director of Refugee Representation...
August 02, 2021 WASHINGTON – With a rise in violence by the Taliban as U.S. troops near their full withdrawal from Afghanistan, Human Rights First welcomed today’s announcement that the State Department will use 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

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....
Letter | December 17, 2021
We, the undersigned 242 organizations, write in dismay at the administration’s decision to expand the Remain in Mexico policy and deploy it in tandem with Title 42 in order to turn away to danger...

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