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December 19, 2017 Yesterday, the Trump Administration released its National Security Strategy (NSS) describing the administration’s national security priorities and its proposed approach to them. The NSS...
December 18, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Following the release of President Trump’s National Security Strategy, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley issued the following statement: “President Trump’s ominous speech...
December 18, 2017 New York City—To mark International Migrant Day, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer released the following statement: "The Trump Administration—since day one—has pushed policies that trample on...
December 13, 2017 On Friday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to United States v. Sanchez-Gomez, thereby committing to review a Ninth Circuit ruling that a policy of mass shackling defendants in court proceedings...
December 07, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement on the immigration court system threaten due process and fairness in the asylum system....
December 04, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s decision by the Supreme Court to allow the Trump Administration to implement its executive order banning immigrants from six majority-Muslim countries, Human...
December 03, 2017 New York City-- In response to reports that the Trump Administration has withdrawn the United States from the United Nations Global Compact on Migration, Human Rights First's Eleanor Acer issued the...

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A Discussion on Immigration Court Backlogs and Due Process

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Factsheet | April 17, 2018
The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program 2009-2018  What is the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program?  Download In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies Protection Act...
Factsheet | March 23, 2018
The Trump Administration seeks to prevent refugees who pass through Mexico from receiving asylum in the United States. In addition to pushing for legislative change that would allow the U.S....
Issue Brief | March 19, 2018
America as a safe haven: this vision is central to the country’s ideals and identity. And it’s rooted in reality. The United States has a long history of providing refuge to victims of persecution....
Factsheet | March 16, 2018
This year the Trump Administration is engaging in an unprecedented assault on asylum seekers and refugees. From the refugee ban to fear-mongering over MS-13, turning back asylum seekers at our border...

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