New York City—In response to reports that the Trump Administration will triple the size of a tent camp for migrant children being held by the Department of Health and Human Services, Human Rights First’s Eleni Bakst issued the following statement: …Read more
Washington, D.C.—In response to questions regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s potential involvement in issues such as the torture of detainees held in U.S. custody or other controversial national security policy issues during the administ…Read more
New York City—In response to new guidance put forth by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that aims to block those seeking protection from asylum, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued the following statement:Read more
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed concern regarding apparent changes made to the State Department’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017, compared to previous years’ reports. The organization also criticized the Trump Ad…Read more
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned a decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that casts doubt on the right of asylum seekers to an evidentiary hearing before immigration judges. The organization notes that the move, announced in a s…Read more
New York City—Following tours this week of three family immigration detention facilities in New Jersey, Human Rights First calls on the Trump Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the local governments to improve conditions and…Read more
Washington, D.C.—In response to the ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in Burma, Human Rights First, in coalition with 58 human rights, labor rights, and religious organizations today called on Secretaries Tillerson and Mnuchin to take immediate action against Burmese military officials responsible for crimes against humanity and other atrocities committed against the country’s Rohingya population.
Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today expressed concern over an announced policy change by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) that will affect individuals applying for permanent residence and other benefits who are deemed to be inadmissible for some association with a group characterized as an undesignated or Tier III terrorist organization under the Immigration & Nationality Act (INA). Specifically, the change will eliminate a hold for individuals for whom the statute allows a discretionary exemption, but no exemption has yet been implemented.
Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s decision by the Supreme Court to cancel oral arguments on President Trump’s travel ban, Human Rights First’s Hardy Vieux issued the following statement:
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said that today’s release by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), of new estimates on the number of victims of modern slavery across the globe demonstrate the need for the U.S. government to redouble its efforts to disrupt the business.