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October 25, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the administration may issue a new rule that could close the southern border and bar Central American asylum seekers traveling in the migrant caravan from...
October 25, 2018 New York City—In response to today’s announcement that President Trump plans to send eight hundred or more troops to the southern border as a caravan of refugees and migrants approaches,...
October 23, 2018 Los Angeles, California—Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti yesterday toured the Adelanto ICE Processing Center as part of a delegation that included detention experts, philanthropic leaders, attorneys,...
October 22, 2018   Myth: “People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the U.S. will turn them away. The courts are asking the U.S. to do things that are not doable!” —...
October 18, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to President Trump’s statements that he is considering ordering the military to close the southern border, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued the following...
October 17, 2018 New York City – Tonight at Human Rights First’s annual awards dinner at Chelsea Piers in New York City, the organization will honor Márta Pardavi, co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki...
October 04, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2019, which caps the number of refugees to be admitted to the United States at 30,000, Human...

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January 1, 2019

The Trump Administration has launched numerous executive orders, proclamations, and policies targeting asylum seekers and immigrants. Family separations, asylum bans, criminal prosecutions for migration offenses, and lengthy detentions are but a few examples.

Please join Human Rights First and Morgan Lewis for a panel discussion about the impact on asylum seekers and immigrants in California and beyond.

Thursday, 
January 24, 2019
4:00–5:00 pm
Cocktail reception to follow

Resources

Factsheet | May 10, 2019
Download Since January 2019, the Trump Administration has forced more than four thousand Central Americans trying to request asylum at the southern border to return to Mexico. These men, women,...
Factsheet | April 29, 2019
In 1996, Congress created an expedited removal process in which immigration officers may order the deportation of certain noncitizens charged as inadmissible without a full hearing. One component of...
Factsheet | April 29, 2019
U.S. immigration law and regulations provide asylum seekers with work authorization documents, which allow them to accept employment after their asylum applications have been pending for at least 180...
Report | April 22, 2019
While President Trump reportedly demanded that former Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen resign over her failure to block all asylum seekers from entering the country, the United States...

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