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December 07, 2018 The “Refugee Stories” project was created to bring a lens to the humanity of the refugee crisis. Each refugee story and experience is different; collectively, they show the resiliency and strength of...
December 07, 2018 After several months of tireless traveling, the migrant caravan has finally reached the Southern Border. Having already faced tremendous adversity and danger, the caravan did not expect...
December 04, 2018 Washington, D.C.—O.A. v. Trump, the case challenging the Trump Administration’s asylum ban filed two weeks ago on behalf of six individuals illegally barred from seeking asylum because they entered...
November 29, 2018 President Trump’s immigration policies are far-reaching, sometimes difficult to understand, and rooted in hate. But one thing seems to unite them all: a blatant, absolute disregard for the rights,...
November 27, 2018 Why do those seeking asylum cross between entry points? Here's a few common reasons: Mexican immigration officials block asylum seekers from approaching U.S. border posts. Even when asylum...
November 21, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly signed a memo allowing troops stationed at the border to use lethal force and perform law enforcement actions, Human...
November 21, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First and the National Immigrant Justice Center filed a challenge seeking permanent relief from the Trump Administration’s asylum ban issued earlier this month. The...

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January 1, 2019

The Trump Administration has launched numerous executive orders, proclamations, and policies targeting asylum seekers and immigrants. Family separations, asylum bans, criminal prosecutions for migration offenses, and lengthy detentions are but a few examples.

Please join Human Rights First and Morgan Lewis for a panel discussion about the impact on asylum seekers and immigrants in California and beyond.

Thursday, 
January 24, 2019
4:00–5:00 pm
Cocktail reception to follow

Resources

Factsheet | May 10, 2019
Download Since January 2019, the Trump Administration has forced more than four thousand Central Americans trying to request asylum at the southern border to return to Mexico. These men, women,...
Factsheet | April 29, 2019
In 1996, Congress created an expedited removal process in which immigration officers may order the deportation of certain noncitizens charged as inadmissible without a full hearing. One component of...
Factsheet | April 29, 2019
U.S. immigration law and regulations provide asylum seekers with work authorization documents, which allow them to accept employment after their asylum applications have been pending for at least 180...
Report | April 22, 2019
While President Trump reportedly demanded that former Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen resign over her failure to block all asylum seekers from entering the country, the United States...

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