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August 15, 2021 WASHINGTON – As the Taliban seizes control of the Afghan capital of Kabul, it is clear that immediate action is needed to evacuate Afghan allies who served with U.S. forces and international civil...
August 12, 2021 Policy Adds New Layer to Biden Administration Use of Title 42 WASHINGTON -- Human Rights First condemns the Biden administration’s new expulsions of asylum seekers and migrants to southern Mexico...
August 12, 2021 WASHINGTON – Human Rights First today announced the three law firms honored this year with the annual Marvin E. Frankel Award:  Crowell & Moring LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, and Quinn...
August 06, 2021 WASHINGTON – Today, 16 veteran organizations representing over 3 million members sent a letter to the Biden administration calling for the expeditious evacuation directly to the United States of all...
August 05, 2021 By Paloma Delgado, Human Rights First Intern   In an interview that streams this week on Great.com’s podcast, “Great Talks With…” Human Rights First’s Director of Refugee Representation...
August 02, 2021 WASHINGTON – With a rise in violence by the Taliban as U.S. troops near their full withdrawal from Afghanistan, Human Rights First welcomed today’s announcement that the State Department will use the...
August 02, 2021 WASHINGTON -- Human Rights First expressed grave concern about a new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) order issued today, based on Title 42 of U.S. law, and the Biden administration’s use of that...

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August 8, 2021
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Join Human Rights First and our partners in a series of panel discussions.  These virtual discussions highlight key issues and initiatives in our work to represent and protect refugees and asylum seekers; they will also honor the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Refugee Convention of 1951.

Resources

Factsheet | May 06, 2022
On March 29, 2022, the Biden administration published an Interim Final Rule (IFR) that creates a new process for asylum seekers entering the United States. The IFR contains significant improvements—...
Amicus Brief | May 05, 2022
Human Rights First joined 57 other organizations and public interest law firms in filing this amicus brief in the case before the federal district court for the Western District of Louisiana in which...
Report | April 27, 2022
In April 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined that as of May 23, 2022, it would terminate the Title 42 order, which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has for...
Letter | April 22, 2022
Dear President Biden: As leaders of immigrant, civil rights, humanitarian, human rights, and labor organizations, our missions include the goal of safeguarding asylum access in the United States....

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