New York City—Human Rights First expressed its opposition to proposals included in a draft Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memorandum outlining potential steps to implement President Trump’s executive order relating to the border and asylum that would block access to asylum and hold asylum seekers in immigration detention for extended periods of time.
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of Congress to support legislation that would make it more difficult for President Trump to unilaterally lift certain Ukraine-related sanctions on Russia.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – 4:22pmNew Draft Executive Order: Bad on Guantanamo, Silent on TortureHeather BrandonThis morning the New York Times released a draft executive order from the Trump AdministrationRead more
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned an executive order signed by President Trump that appears aimed at blocking access to asylum for refugees at the border and would lead more asylum seekers to be held in U.S. immigration detention for months or longer.
Monday, December 19, 2016 – 3:29pmNew Report Shows Syrians Thriving in AmericaBy Joe JenkinsRead more
Thursday, December 22, 2016 – 4:43pmHate Speech Online: 2016 In ReviewSusan CorkeErika Asgeirsson
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 – 2:37pmEquality Prevails at the United NationsMariel Perez-SantiagoIn a victory for the human rights movement, and for the integrity of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the United Nations General Assembly rejected …Read more