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July 30, 2021 WASHINGTON – Early this morning more than 200 Afghans landed in the United States, the first flight of the promised evacuation of our wartime allies. Human Rights First welcomes the arrival of these...
July 29, 2021 Human rights group calls on Biden to sign this urgent funding bill WASHINGTON -- Today, the U.S. Congress passed a measure that will provide funding and additional visa allocations to Afghan...
July 27, 2021 WASHINGTON – Last night, the Biden administration announced plans to subject certain families who enter the United States between ports of entry to the fundamentally flawed expedited removal process...
July 21, 2021 By:  Julia Neusner, Human Rights First Emem Maurus, Transgender Law Center     The Biden administration continues to misuse the Trump administration’s Title 42 policy to...
July 14, 2021 WASHINGTON – With reports that the Biden administration will commence “Operation Allies Refuge” later this month to evacuate Afghan allies as the U.S. completes its military withdrawal from...
July 08, 2021 NEW YORK -- With reports that the Biden administration may extend the use of the Title 42 policy to illegally block and expel single adult asylum seekers from the U.S. asylum system, a report by...
July 08, 2021 To truly “stand with” our allies, action must accompany rhetoric WASHINGTON -- In today’s address on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Biden offered much of the same vague rhetoric...

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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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