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June 24, 2018 New York City—In response to the Zero-Tolerance Prosecution and Family Reunification fact sheet issued by the Department of Homeland Security last night, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued the...
June 20, 2018 New York City—In response to reports that President Trump signed an executive order that would indefinitely detain—rather than separate—families seeking protection at the southern border, Human...
June 20, 2018 Today, it was announced that President Trump intends to sign an executive order that will detain families together indefinitely rather than separate them at the border.  Make no mistake: this...
June 20, 2018 By Kevin Schuster A new report, The Crisis At The Border By The Numbers, released by the White House continues to spread falsehoods about asylum in the United States—despite being...
June 20, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to a statement today from Sen. Marco Rubio that the United States should “#DetainandMaintain” families in indefinitely rather than separate them at the border, Human...
June 19, 2018 Donate to Human Rights First: Your donations help us provide free legal representation for asylum seeking families and children in court. One of the most effective ways to help children who...
June 19, 2018 So you want to know what's happening to children at the border and aren't sure where to start? No problem! It's complicated. Here we've answered some frequently asked questions about the Trump...

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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

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Report | January 15, 2019
In the name of national security, the Trump Administration has taken numerous steps that threaten the human rights of asylum seekers and other immigrants. Several of these punitive actions—such as...
Factsheet | December 11, 2018
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently reported that the southern border saw a “dramatic increase” in credible fear claims from asylum seekers in fiscal year 2018. But data from the Department...
Report | December 11, 2018
In the run-up to the mid-term elections, President Trump focused much of his rhetoric on “the caravan” of migrants heading north through Mexico. The caravan, which included many refugees, was, in the...
Factsheet | November 28, 2018
The Trump Administration is reportedly in talks with representatives of the incoming Mexican government to implement a so-called “Remain in Mexico” plan that would return asylum seekers to Mexico...

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