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June 20, 2018 New York City—In response to reports that President Trump signed an executive order that would indefinitely detain—rather than separate—families seeking protection at the southern border, Human...
June 20, 2018 Today, it was announced that President Trump intends to sign an executive order that will detain families together indefinitely rather than separate them at the border.  Make no mistake: this...
June 20, 2018 By Kevin Schuster A new report, The Crisis At The Border By The Numbers, released by the White House continues to spread falsehoods about asylum in the United States—despite being...
June 20, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to a statement today from Sen. Marco Rubio that the United States should “#DetainandMaintain” families in indefinitely rather than separate them at the border, Human...
June 19, 2018 Donate to Human Rights First: Your donations help us provide free legal representation for asylum seeking families and children in court. One of the most effective ways to help children who...
June 19, 2018 So you want to know what's happening to children at the border and aren't sure where to start? No problem! It's complicated. Here we've answered some frequently asked questions about the Trump...
June 19, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Today Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) introduced the Keep Families Together Act, legislation that addresses the Trump Administration’s cruel policies that rips families apart at the border...

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U.S. Leadership and the Global Refugee Crisis

The United States has historically been a global leader in protecting refugees and promoting their rights. As the world faces the worst refugee crisis since World War II, it is critical that the United States lead in addressing this issue by protecting and supporting refugees abroad and at home, and encouraging and persuading other nations to do so as well.

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Factsheet | November 09, 2018
The Trump Administration’s November 9, 2018 order bars refugees who have not entered the United States at an official border crossing point from receiving asylum in the United States. This move...
Blueprint | November 09, 2018
As men, women and children flee violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, the Trump Administration has launched a barrage of punitive and threatening actions aimed at those seeking protection...
Factsheet | November 01, 2018
President Trump has repeatedly falsely asserted that the United States can turn away asylum seekers who have crossed through Mexico without seeking asylum there first—even though there is no legal...
Factsheet | October 30, 2018
The Flores Settlement Agreement is a court settlement, in place for over two decades, that has set limits on the length of time and conditions under which children can be incarcerated in immigration...

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