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October 01, 2014 New York City – Human Rights First today said the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) announcement that it will provide supplemental funding to two nongovernmental organizations to...
September 30, 2014 Last month, Vice President Joe Biden called on the private legal community to do more to help recent immigrants—both families and unaccompanied children—who recently crossed the Southern border. The...
September 26, 2014 Vice President Joe Biden recently called on the legal community to step up efforts to provide pro bono representation for immigrant children. California Attorney General Kamala Harris subsequently...
September 25, 2014 Top News U.N. General Assembly This week, as the United Nations General Assembly gathers in New York City, President Obama will address member nations on Wednesday and is expected to focus on...
September 24, 2014 New York City – Human Rights First said that a decision announced this week by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to open a new 2,400-bed detention facility for immigrant families and children...
September 19, 2014 New York City - Human Rights First today urges the Obama Administration to stop detaining immigrant mothers and children and to support access to counsel by releasing families from detention, tapping...
September 09, 2014 New York City – Human Rights First said today that, despite the president’s decision not to move forward with executive orders on immigration at this time, there are a number of steps the Obama...

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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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Report | November 18, 2019
En septiembre de 2019, la política del gobierno de Trump de devolver solicitantes de asilo a México, a la que irónicamente se refiere como el “Protocolo de Protección de Migrantes” (Migrant...
Report | October 01, 2019
In September 2019, the Trump Administration’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico, which it farcically refers to as the “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP), entered a new phase. The...
Testimony | September 26, 2019
I didn’t want to leave Cameroon. It was my home. And it was home to the people I loved. Like all refugees, I was forced to leave. I decided to come to the United States. It was the obvious choice...
Factsheet | September 17, 2019
Download Trump Administration Delivers Asylum Seekers to Grave Danger in Mexico: 200+ Publicly Reported Cases of Rape, Kidnapping, and Assault Just the Tip of the Iceberg Since January 2019,...

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