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New Report Finds Widespread Abuse of LGBTQ and HIV-Positive People in ICE and CBP Jails

June 18, 2024

Human Rights First, Immigration Equality, and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) released a new report, “No Human Being Should…

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United Nations Submits General Allegations to the United States for its Enforced Disappearances of Migrants

June 14, 2024

“I did not know if my daughters were alive or dead for almost a week” 

WASHINGTON – Seven immigrants’…

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Human Rights First Decries Biden Administration’s Border Proclamation

June 4, 2024

WASHINGTON  – Today, the Biden Administration announced its issuance of a proclamation and joint Departments of Justice and…

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Punishing People Seeking Asylum Is Not a Solution

May 31, 2024

Human Rights First is alarmed at today’s announcement that DOJ and DHS are increasing resources to conduct more federal criminal…

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Susan Hendrickson to Serve as Human Rights First’s Interim President and CEO

May 29, 2024

Human Rights First’s Board of Directors appoints Susan Hendrickson, a nationally recognized lawyer, human rights advocate, and expert on emerging technology to serve as interim…

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Human Rights First Condemns Biden Administration Returning Vulnerable People to Haiti

May 16, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United States deported another group of Haitians back to a country plagued with…

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Human Rights First Urges Support for Civil Society in Hungary Ahead of June Elections

May 15, 2024

WASHINGTON – In anticipation of high-stakes municipal and European Parliament elections in Hungary on June 9, Human Rights First released a new report,…

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Human Rights First opposes new asylum proposals that would deny asylum hearings

May 9, 2024

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration is proposing a new rule to allow consideration of bars to asylum during…

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