Fact Sheet

Inadequate Access to Legal Representation, Rushed Timelines Impede Meaningful Opportunity to Seek Asylum Under New Asylum Processing Rule

September 14, 2022

On May 31, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began implementing an Interim Final Rule (referred to as the “Asylum Processing Rule,” or…

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CERD: Anti-Black Discrimination within US Immigration, Detention, and Enforcement Systems

August 8, 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…

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CERD: US Discrimination Against Black Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers at the Border and Beyond

August 8, 2022

US Discrimination Against Black Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers at the Border and Beyond

Since the CERD Committee last reviewed the US in…

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Rhetoric vs Reality: End Dangerous Narratives and Failed Policies, Restore Asylum at Ports of Entry

July 14, 2022

During the summer of 2022, in the wake of a court order continuing the Title 42 policy, asylum seekers remain blocked from seeking asylum at…

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Human Rights First Celebrates our 2022 Pro Bono Star Award Winners

June 21, 2022

Human Rights First is proud to announce our 2022 Pro Bono Star Award winners. Following is a little background about these excellent pro bono attorneys…

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USCIS Records Reveal Systemic Disparities in Asylum Decisions

May 18, 2022

Government records received by Human Rights First from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asylum office through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)…

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Asylum Process Rule Includes Welcome Improvements, But Critical Flaws Remain to Be Resolved

May 6, 2022

On March 29, 2022, the Biden administration published an Interim Final Rule (IFR) that creates a new process for asylum seekers entering the United…

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Global Magnitsky and Serious Human Rights Abuse

March 22, 2022

Human Rights First and Freedom House produced this fact sheet to explain how the “serious human rights abuse” standard has allowed the Global Magnitsky sanctions…

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