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We press the U.S. government to end harmful immigration detention policies.

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June 27, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the House of Representatives will vote on the Senate’s version of a supplemental funding bill that includes money for the humanitarian crisis at the...
June 25, 2019 There are excellent lists published over the past few days detailing what people can do to help end the horrific treatment of refugee and migrant children in government custody, particularly Customs...
June 25, 2019 New York City—In response to reports that Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner John Sanders will step down, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley released the following statement:...
June 12, 2019 Washington, D.C. -- Human Rights First today condemned a decision by the Trump Administration to hold 1,400 migrant children at Fort Sill, an Army base once used as an internment camp for...
April 30, 2019 Earlier this week President Trump released a memorandum directing the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security to impose a variety of new restrictions that would drastically undermine...
April 10, 2019 Anti-refugee rhetoric and policies have characterized the Trump presidency. Now, as he transitions to campaign mode ahead of the 2020 election, he’s doubling-down. Earlier this month, we learned...
April 01, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to the Trump Administration’s announcements that it will cut hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance to Central America, and that the...

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October 10, 2017
A Discussion on Immigration Court Backlogs and Due Process

At this lunchtime event, Human Rights First will present its key findings, and panelists and guests will discuss the real-world impact of immigration court changes, proposed changes, and backlogs on access to counsel, access to asylum, due process and fairness.  

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Report | April 22, 2019
While President Trump reportedly demanded that former Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen resign over her failure to block all asylum seekers from entering the country, the United States...
| April 11, 2019
Plaintiffs seek a finding of civil contempt against the Los Angeles Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") for ongoing violations of the preliminary injunction in this case. In...
Blueprint | April 05, 2019
The Trump Administration has purposefully mismanaged the refugee and humanitarian challenges pushing people to flee political repression, human rights abuses, economic deprivation, and climate...
Report | March 22, 2019
The Trump Administration continues to incarcerate families in immigration jails and to push to hold them there for even longer. In fiscal year 2018, more than 45,000 parents and children were held in...

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