Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the proposal from Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) for an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that is tailored to current conflicts, repeals the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs, and includes meaningful reporting requirements and a five-year sunset.
Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 1:16pmA Crackdown on Immigration Puts Trafficking Victims in More DangerMeggie WeilerIn February, President Trump signed the Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to TransnationRead more
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the introduction of a bill to require the Attorney General to designate Human Trafficking Coordinators for Federal judicial districts in the Senate. The bill, introduced by Senators Brown (D-OH) and Casey (D-PA), strengthens the U.S. government’s approach to combating trafficking by designating a human trafficking prosecutor in every judicial district across the United States.
Washington, D.C.—Following its hosting of a delegation of administrators and students from Central European University (CEU), Human Rights First today urged the Trump Administration and Congress to protect academic freedom and oppose the government of Hungary’s attempt to shutter the university.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – 3:30pmBorder Reporting Gaining TractionNatasha ArnpriesterRead more
Three Fallacies in Trump’s Riyadh Speech
President Trump’s speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh on May 21 was rich in generalities and open to broad interpretation. For example, the president promised to advance “security through stabili
Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today called on Congress to reject President Trump’s budget proposals that target refugees and asylum seekers. The president’s proposed budget that was submitted to Congress today would support a decrease in overall refugee admissions, major cuts to refugee assistance, and a dramatic increase in funding for border agents, immigration detention, deportation, and the construction of a wall on the Southern border.
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First praised the House of Representatives, and in particular the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism, for unanimously passing the Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017 on Thursday. The bill is a significant bipartisan effort to address the serious and dangerous problem of antisemitism in Europe.
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s ruling that upholds an injunction blocking President Trump’s executive order banning travelers from six majority-Muslim countries.