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Entries by Human Rights First from 08/2009

Will the immigration detention system finally get the reforms it desperately needs?

| Posted 08.07.2009 | Politics

By Annie Sovcik Advocacy Counsel Human Rights First's Refugee Protection Program Recent developments signal that real reform of the immigration deten...

The Hungarian Government Must Step Up Its Efforts to Stop Hate Crimes Against Roma

| Posted 08.10.2009 | World

Violence against Roma in Hungary is occurring against a backdrop of widespread marginalization of Roma communities, discrimination, and anti-Roma rhetoric expressed by some public officials.

Necessary Reforms for Detained Asylum Seekers

| Posted 08.13.2009 | Politics

Two new Senate bills -- the Secure and Safe Detention and Asylum Act and the Protect Citizens and Residents from Unlawful Detention Act -- would provide safeguards to detained asylum seekers and immigrants.