Human Rights First (Washington, D.C. Office)
Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the global struggle for human rights, so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they fail, we step in to demand reform, accountability and justice.
Human Rights First’s Refugee Representation team promotes human rights by assisting refugees fleeing persecution. We achieve this goal by providing direct representation and partnering with pro bono lawyers to help our clients access social services and legal protections in the United States consistent with international law. We then use that experience to advocate for laws and policies that protect refugees.
||District of Columbia
|Detention Facilities Served:
||Alexandria City Jail (VA)
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:
||Asylum applications, Removal hearings
|Types of immigration legal services provided:
||Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
||Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
||Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
||Amharic, Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Tigrinya, Others as needed
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
|Nominal fee charged?
||Our services are available for asylum or fear-based claims only. We cannot assist with other forms of immigration relief. Our Washington D.C. Office is able to serve clients who live in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.