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March 19, 2019 The first two years of the Trump Administration have seen an onslaught of attacks against asylum seekers. In response, Human Rights First’s Senior Director of Refugee Protection, Eleanor...
March 14, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s Senate vote terminating President Trump’s national emergency declaration to pay for a wall at the U.S. southern border, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley...
March 12, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Trump Administration plans to close 21 international immigration offices, a move that will seriously undermine and permanently damage the U....
March 11, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called on Congress to reject President Trump’s budget proposals, which target refugees and asylum seekers, and would drastically reduce...
March 06, 2019 Washington, D.C—In response to today’s House Homeland Security Committee hearing with Department of Homeland Securtiy Secretary Kristjen Nielsen, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued the...
March 01, 2019 Washington, D.C.— In response to reports that the Trump Administration will continue its illegal and immoral attack on the asylum system by expanding the "Migrant Protection Protocols...
February 26, 2019 Los Angeles, California—Human Rights First today praised release of a California Department of Justice (DOJ) report on immigration detention facilities in the state as an important step in...

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May 5, 2019

Once a year, World Refugee Day honors refugees and asylum seekers.

Yet every single day, we are inspired by the courage and resilience of those who fled danger, risking everything in hopes of building a better life for themselves and their families.

Join us on Tuesday, June 18th, for a reception celebrating our clients, honoring the work of our pro bono and community partners, and recommitting to shaping a brighter future for those seeking safety from harm.

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Resources

Factsheet | July 19, 2019
Download The Trump Administration’s third-country transit asylum bar, issued as an interim final rule on July 16, 2019, would effectively ban asylum for the vast majority of refugees seeking...
Testimony | July 10, 2019
Download Testimony of Michael Breen President and CEO, Human Rights First Hearing entitled: “Kids in Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border” Before The House of Representatives...
Factsheet | July 01, 2019
Download The Trump Administration is pursuing an agreement with Guatemala under which the United States would turn away asylum seekers from Honduras, El Salvador and other countries, and send them...
Blueprint | June 17, 2019
This bluprint was developed and/or endorsed by: Human Rights First, America’s Voice, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, Center for Victims of Torture, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights...

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