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July 26, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that active-duty U.S. troops are now stationed inside Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) facilities at the U.S. southern border, Human Rights First's Bishop...
July 24, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed disappointment with the the United States District Court for the District of Columbia’s decision not to temporarily block the Trump Administration’...
July 22, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today, in partnership with nearly 180 human rights, faith-based, civil liberties, professional, academic, and social justice organizations,...
July 22, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned the Trump Administration’s plan to immediately expand the use of expedited removal to allow Immigration and Customs...
July 17, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Trump Administration plans to set next year’s refugee cap at zero, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley issued the following statement: The...
July 17, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to the Department of Defense approving a request for additional troops to the U.S. southern border, including 1,100 active duty troops and 1,000 members of the Texas...
July 15, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to the anticipated release of a new interim final rule from the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security attempting to ban those who seek safety at the U.S. southern...

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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

Amicus Brief | November 12, 2020
INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT This amicus brief addresses the obligation of U.S. courts to construe federal statutes, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), in a manner...
Factsheet | November 06, 2020
Between fiscal years (FY) 2010 and 2019, more than three-quarters of Cameroonian asylum seekers (76 percent on average) were granted asylum in U.S. immigration courts. Refugees from Cameroon are...
Letter | October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020 Human Rights First submits this comment urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to withdraw these proposed rules in their entirety. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) would...

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