Ensuring Safety and Support for Human Rights Defenders of Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Other Migrants Targeted by Illegal Pushback Policies, Extremist Attacks, and Harassment by Government Officials

This submission has been produced on the basis of Human Rights First’s years of experience in representing, researching, and advocating for refugees seeking humanitarian protection and in our continuing efforts to secure support for human rights defenders, counter violent extremism, and seek accountability for human rights abuses. This submission focuses on illegal U.S. pushback policies that endanger human rights defenders in Mexico working with refugees and migrants as well as asylum-seeking human rights defenders subjected to illegal pushbacks; targeted violence and threats by extremists in the United States against human rights defenders of refugees; and harassment of immigrants-rights defenders at the U.S.-Mexico border by U.S. officials.

Published on June 27, 2022

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