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February 09, 2018 New York City—Following tours this week of three immigration detention facilities in New Jersey, Human Rights First calls on the Trump Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and...
February 06, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to remarks made by President Trump at a roundtable on MS-13, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley issued the following response: “President Trump continues to falsely...
February 05, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged senators to support the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act, introduced by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Chris Coons (D-DE), which would provide...
January 31, 2018 New York City—Human Rights First warned that changes announced today by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to process asylum applications in reverse order—with the newest claims...
January 30, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to President Trump’s State of the Union address in which he attacked the asylum and refugee systems, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley issued the following statement...
January 26, 2018 New York City—Human Rights First today denounced the Trump Administration's immigration framework—billed as a "legislative fix" for protecting DACA recipients—as a shameful and dishonest ploy to hold...
January 23, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today calls on the Trump Administration to resume processing of refugees from 11 countries that had been subjected to the president’s 90-day refugee ban, which...

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October 10, 2017
A Discussion on Immigration Court Backlogs and Due Process

At this lunchtime event, Human Rights First will present its key findings, and panelists and guests will discuss the real-world impact of immigration court changes, proposed changes, and backlogs on access to counsel, access to asylum, due process and fairness.  

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Report | June 14, 2018
Download Key Findings: Many immigrants in Texas, including asylum seekers, remain in unnecessary, lengthy, and prolonged detention—sometimes for well over one year. Among those in prolonged...
Factsheet | June 01, 2018
Download Family Separation Has Significant Legal and Health Implications When parents crossing the border are referred for criminal prosecution, they are forcibly separated from their children...
Issue Brief | May 25, 2018
In April 2018 approximately 240 Central Americans who had traveled together in a month-long caravan through Mexico sought asylum at the U.S. port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico. While the caravan this...
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...

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