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January 10, 2020 WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration Thursday reported that it is finalizing a plan to send people seeking asylum in the United States to Honduras as part of a so-called “safe third country”...
December 11, 2019 In response to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees’ release of the final, conference-negotiated defense bill (National Defense Authorization Act for the 2020 Fiscal Year, or “NDAA”), Human...
December 05, 2019 Human Rights First Releases New Report on Escalating Human Rights Abuses Against Asylum Seekers Returned to Mexico by the Trump Administration  Forced returns continue under “Remain in Mexico...
November 21, 2019 Human Rights First Publishes Running Database of Attacks on Asylum Seekers Under MPP Human rights organizations partner to track kidnappings, assaults on asylum seekers forced to return to danger in...
November 21, 2019 Human Rights First Publishes Running Database of Attacks on Asylum Seekers Under MPP Human rights organizations partner to track kidnappings, assaults on asylum seekers forced to return to danger in...
November 21, 2019 Human Rights First Heralds Legislation to Restore American Leadership to Refugee Protection Legislation will overhaul the American refugee system to reassert humane U.S. leadership on refugee...
November 18, 2019 WASHINGTON — Human Rights First (HRF) Refugee Protection Director Eleanor Acer released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s new interim...

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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 | February 22, 2021
Dear Acting Secretary Cochran and Director Walensky: As organizations that represent and advocate for migrants, refugees, and immigrant children as well as organizations committed to science-based...
Letter | February 16, 2021
Dear Secretary Mayorkas, Our undersigned faith-based, immigration, civil rights, and human rights organizations urge the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to reject the use of expedited...
Letter | February 09, 2021
Dear President Biden: The executive orders your administration issued last week are welcome initial steps toward ending the illegal and inhumane asylum and border policies implemented by the Trump...
Letter | February 02, 2021
Dear President Biden: We write to urge your administration to immediately end the misuse of Title 42 public health authority to illegally and inhumanely expel asylum seekers and migrants at the...

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