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March 17, 2020 NEW YORK – Calling on governors and state health officials to use their authority to act in the interest of public health and protect immigration detainees, Human Rights First, Amnesty International...
March 17, 2020 WASHINGTON – In response to reports that the Trump Administration plans to shut the border to asylum-seekers, citing risks from coronavirus, Human Rights First’s Director of Refugee Protection...
March 11, 2020 The order today stays a prior appellate court ruling that would have prevented the administration from continuing to return asylum-seekers to Mexico while they await their asylum hearings...
February 28, 2020 A year after “remain in Mexico” policy began, HRF finds more than 1,000 reports of kidnappings, assaults and rape of asylum-seekers   WASHINGTON – Today, a three-judge panel...
February 04, 2020 Human rights advocates present evidence of erosion of respect for human rights laws and protections for refugees and asylum-seekers WASHINGTON – In anticipation of President Donald J. Trump’s...
January 31, 2020 WASHINGTON –Earlier today President Trump issued a “proclamation” imposing new restrictions on people coming from primarily African countries of Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania as well as...
January 27, 2020 Asylum-seekers forced to return to Mexico face severe dangers and huge barriers to access their rights WASHINGTON-- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s official response to its internal...

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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

Letter | May 10, 2021
Veterans for American Ideals (VFAI) led fifteen veteran-led organizations in a letter calling on President Biden to swiftly evacuate the over 17,000 Afghans in the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)...
Factsheet | April 29, 2021
As the Biden administration winds down the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), it has not yet included in this process asylum-seeking families and adults whose cases were unfairly denied, terminated...
Report | April 20, 2021
For more than a year, the U.S. government has misused public health authority to expel and block families, adults, and children seeking refuge at the southern border. Under pressure from Trump...
Letter | April 15, 2021
Dear Attorney General Garland and Secretary Mayorkas: In the wake of recent reports that the Biden administration is considering systemic asylum reforms, we write to urge steps to create a...

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