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September 20, 2019 New York City—In response to reports that the United States and El Salvador entering into a “safe third country” or similar “asylum cooperation” agreement in the coming days...
September 11, 2019   New York City—In response to reports that the Trump Administration is blocking public access to potential pro bono lawyers and independent observers, which include...
September 06, 2019 San Diego, California—Human Rights First today decried the U.S. government for its decision to appeal a court ruling granting asylum to the first individual returned to Mexico under the “Migrant...
September 06, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to a proposed new regulation that would eliminate requirements that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) decide on first-time applications for employment...
September 04, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to the diversion of $3.6 billion in funds from 127 military projects for construction of a wall on the U.S. southern border, Human Rights First’s Bishop Garrison issued...
August 27, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned the Trump Administration’s transfer of funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for support of its disastrous and...
August 22, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned the Trump Administration’s decision to indefinitely incarcerate refugee children and their families. In response to the rule that attempts to...

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May 5, 2019

Once a year, World Refugee Day honors refugees and asylum seekers.

Yet every single day, we are inspired by the courage and resilience of those who fled danger, risking everything in hopes of building a better life for themselves and their families.

Join us on Tuesday, June 18th, for a reception celebrating our clients, honoring the work of our pro bono and community partners, and recommitting to shaping a brighter future for those seeking safety from harm.

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Resources

Factsheet | September 17, 2019
Download Trump Administration Delivers Asylum Seekers to Grave Danger in Mexico: 200+ Publicly Reported Cases of Rape, Kidnapping, and Assault Just the Tip of the Iceberg Since January 2019,...
Report | September 13, 2019
Download The Trump Administration’s third-country transit asylum bar, issued as an interim final rule on July 16, 2019, effectively bans asylum for the vast majority of refugees seeking protection...
| August 28, 2019
Case Summary: CAIR Coalition v. Trump Download The Trump administration has launched an unprecedented assault against asylum seekers. In its latest move, it issued a sweeping asylum ban,...
Letter | August 26, 2019
Download Complaint August 26, 2019 VIA ELECTRONIC AND CERTIFIED MAIL TO: Joseph Cuffari, Inspector General U.S. Department of Homeland Security  Cameron Quinn, Officer for Civil...

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