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Systemic Injustice

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May 26, 2022 WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, President Biden signed an executive order on police accountability and the transfer of military equipment yesterday which includes policy changes for which Human Rights...
April 11, 2022 By Brian Dooley For now, their real names must be kept hidden: locals along Poland’s border with Belarus who are secretly helping refugees in the forests that straddle the two countries. Since...
April 04, 2022 The Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA) of 1998 requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to produce and provide to Congress annual reports on the detention of asylum...
March 24, 2022 By Brian Dooley Liana Georgi is an activist with the Safe Bow organization, which helps people from marginalized groups fleeing to safety from Ukraine. It was founded by ...
March 04, 2022 WASHINGTON D.C. –  Human Rights First today urges the House to pass House Resolution (H.R.) 4349, which will amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide the Office for Civil Rights and...
February 17, 2022 By Reema Ghabra Black Immigrant and Refugee Equity (BIRE) Project Fellow Over the past twenty years, the Black immigrant population in the United States has more than tripled from 600,000...
January 27, 2022 By Brian Dooley This Sunday, at 4pm Irish time, people all over the world will put lighted candles in their windows to mark the anniversary of the Bloody Sunday Massacre in Derry. They will be...

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Resources

Factsheet | August 08, 2022
US Discrimination Against Black Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers at the Border and Beyond Since the CERD Committee last reviewed the US in 2014, the US has continued its historical pattern of...
Factsheet | August 08, 2022
Anti-Black Discrimination within US Immigration, Detention, and Enforcement Systems As detailed in a Shadow Report submitted to the CERD Committee, Black non-citizens in the US face disparate...
Amicus Brief | August 03, 2022
To support the Biden administration’s appeal of the district court’s permanent injunction preventing the termination of Title 42, Human Rights First joined the Tulane Immigrant Rights Clinic and...
Report | August 03, 2022
The expedited removal process Congress created permits border officers to order the deportation of certain individuals charged with inadmissibility under U.S. immigration law without an immigration...