1. US Congress: Reject Trump Anti-Immigrant Funding
  2. Does Anyone Still Believe Marijuana Is a Gateway Drug?
  3. Mom of Four US Citizens Scheduled for Deportation
  4. On Immigrant Policies, Unintended Consequences
  5. Tillerson Freezes Out Russia’s Rights Groups
  6. Terrified to Lose Their Healthcare
  7. New Threats to Women’s Health
  8. Trump’s United Nation’s Cuts Target Women in Crisis
  9. HRW Response To US Strikes In Syria
  10. US Senators Press Supreme Court Nominee on Torture
  11. US: China Rights Abuse Overview Ahead of Xi-Trump Summit
  12. US Ends Funding for Global Women’s Health Agency
  13. Doing What's Right on Egypt is Also Smart Strategy
  14. US Congress Finds New Route to Attack Planned Parenthood
  15. Democratic Debate Should Trump Presidential Ego
  16. Wrong Time for US to Leave UN Human Rights Council
  17. What the Trump Administration Needs to Tell the Kremlin
  18. Providing a Safe Haven Inside Syria Would Be Complicated, Costly and Probably Dangerous
  19. GOP's ObamaCare replacement Would Make Opioid Crisis Worse
  20. US Won’t Testify Before Key Regional Body
  21. How Trump’s Budget Would Hurt Kids – and US Workers
  22. Trump’s Syrian “Safe Area” is Just Another Wall
  23. Trump’s Budget Would Cut Crucial Emergency Aid
  24. A Return to the Failed ‘War on Drugs’ in the US?
  25. Trump’s Budget Proposal Harms Most Vulnerable
  26. US Sends Group Rejecting Rights to UN Women’s Commission
  27. Trump Strong-Arms Rights Body
  28. What Merkel Should Say to Trump
  29. Why Rex Tillerson Must Bring Up Human Rights on His First Asia Trip
  30. Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Is Still Mired In Prejudice
  31. US: ‘Gag Rule’ - Question and Answer
  32. Video: Trump's New Gag Rule Puts Women's Lives at Risk
  33. Bold Moves Needed for Reproductive Health and Rights
  34. A US Plan to Tear More Families Apart
  35. US: New Refugee Order Renews Old Harms
  36. Governments Step Up for Reproductive Rights
  37. Is Trump Protecting Police From Harm Or Oversight?
  38. Where is the Revised Order Banning Muslims?
  39. US: Immigration Memos Will Wreak Havoc on Rights
  40. Tillerson Sends Wrong Message Over Rights Report
  41. The Kansas Killing, Hate and the President's Obligation
  42. Trump Budget Proposals Undermine Support for Human Rights
  43. Will the US Withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council?
  44. Trump’s Crusade against Critics
  45. A Step Back in Countering Violent Extremism
  46. Will Trump Administration Defend Net Neutrality?
  47. Fighting for the Affordable Care Act at a Louisiana Town Hall
  48. Trump Rolls Back Protections for Transgender Students
  49. Expanding US Fast-Track Deportations a Disastrous Idea
  50. Expedited US Deportations an Affront to Due Process
  51. Leaks, Tweets, and Real Threats to Democracy
  52. Recipients of DACA Unsure of Their Futures
  53. The U.S. Does Not Shortchange Christian Refugees
  54. Trump Should Press Netanyahu on Settlements
  55. Trump’s Labor Nominee’s Troubling Record
  56. Trudeau Should Raise Targeting of Muslims in Trump Meeting
  57. Arizona Mother’s Arrest May Signal Start of Trump’s Deportation Machine
  58. Japan’s Abe Should Press Trump on Foreign Aid
  59. Trump Updates - Court Refuses to Reinstate Ban; What Crime Wave?; Abe Visit
  60. Court Ruling an "Important Declaration of Judicial Independence"
  61. Trump Criminal Justice Order a “Distortion of Reality”
  62. A “Dangerous Permanent Trend” in Crime Does Not Exist
  63. Trump Updates - Judge Slammed By President Over Travel Ban Ruling
  64. HRW's Bill Frelick on Trump's Refugee Ban
  65. Top Tweets of the Week: Special Trump Edition
  66. CIA Leaders Should Denounce Use of Torture
  67. Why Can't Australia Offer Refugees a Home?
  68. Trump Updates - Fake News, CIA Appointment Draws Fire, Rebranding Extremism & More
  69. Trump Dangerously Conflates Islam With Violent Extremism
  70. Hundreds of Thousands of Constituents Will be Affected by Ban
  71. Daily Update: Trump Slams "Dumb" Aussie Deal
  72. The Absurd Catch-22 of Trump's Refugee Ban
  73. Work or Breastfeed? Don’t Force US Women to Choose
  74. The Border Wall Is a Dangerous Waste
  75. Donald Trump's Ban Puts Australia PM in Bind Over Refugees
  76. Americans Brace for the End of the Affordable Care Act
  77. Senator Grassley: Hold Sessions to Same Standard As You Did Yates
  78. What You Can Do To Stop Sessions Nomination
  79. Daily Brief: Trump Updates
  80. HRW comments on UN reaction to Trump's Executive Order
  81. Chaos, and Show of Force at JFK Airport
  82. Daily Brief: Trump Updates
  83. My Heartwarming Time With a Syrian Refugee Family
  84. Protests at LAX
  85. What the Trump Refugee Ban Means for an ISIS Survivor
  86. Trump Ban Creates Chaos at Airports; Judge Issues Stay
  87. Will Immigrants Personal Data Be Used To Help Deport Them?
  88. Trump’s Refugee Scare-Mongering Has No Basis in Reality
  89. US: Trump Delivers Blow to Refugees
  90. "Trump Refugee Order "likely to hurt the people most in need"
  91. Trump, Iraqi Oil and International Law
  92. HRW's Fred Abrahams: Trump & Torture
  93. Jettisoning Women’s Rights: “Common Ground” for Russia and the US
  94. Trump Expected to Sign Order on Refugees, Vetting
  95. Showing Up Is Not Enough, Theresa May
  96. Trump’s Immigration Actions to Harm Millions
  97. No Mr. President, Torture Does Not “Work”
  98. Trump Should Not Turn Clock Back on Torture
  99. Visa Ban Would be Discriminatory, Encourage Xenophobia
  100. Trump Administration Set to Move on Refugee Ban
  101. Trump Puts Women at Risk by Reviving "Gag Rule"

Trump Administration: The First 100 Days

President Donald Trump has promised to move quickly to implement his agenda for change in the US. Many of the policies and pledges made by Trump and his cabinet nominees pose profound threats to the rights of people both within the US and abroad. In the coming critical weeks, Human Rights Watch experts will provide rolling coverage and analysis of the rights implications as the new government’s agenda unfolds.

US Congress: Reject Trump Anti-Immigrant Funding

The United States Congress should reject President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2017 supplemental funding request for a dramatic expansion of immigration detention and enforcement, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to congressional leaders. See full release here.

Does Anyone Still Believe Marijuana Is a Gateway Drug?

United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly certainly does. He declared in a speech today that marijuana is a “dangerous gateway drug,” and that this makes marijuana offenses fair game for “targeted operations against illegal aliens.” But most Americans no longer believe that marijuana is dangerous. Instead, data shows that the public really believes people arrested for marijuana rarely go on to commit violent crimes. Nevertheless, when a marijuana offense is used as a reason to brand an immigrant as the kind of “criminal” who should be removed from the country as a threat to public safety, the consequences are devastating, writes HRW's Grace Meng

Mom of Four US Citizens Scheduled for Deportation

Maribel Trujillo Diaz has four young US citizen children, aged 14, 12, 10, and 3. She’s the main breadwinner for her household and has lived in the United States for 15 years. She is undocumented, but she has no criminal convictions. Yet she has been deported back to Mexico. Trujillo’s deportation punishes her US citizen family, now dealing with a devastating separation, writes HRW's Clara Long.

On Immigrant Policies, Unintended Consequences

In a recent speech announcing new “get tough on immigrants” policies, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said it was necessary to take a “stand” against “transnational gangs like MS-13 and international cartels.” But he would do well to take a hard look at the unintended consequences of the United States’ own past hardline policies, writes HRW's John Raphling.

Tillerson Freezes Out Russia’s Rights Groups

Rex Tillerson’s made his first visit to Russia as secretary of state this week and while he met with President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and other top officials, he didn’t meet with any of Russia’s civil society leaders. This is a break from past practice for US - and a dangerous precedent, writes HRW's Rachel Denber. \

Terrified to Lose Their Healthcare

After deciding not to push forward with an unpopular and flawed health care bill in March, the US House is considering a new version of the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Yet many women in the US rely on the ACA and on Planned Parenthood, which would be blocked from receiving Medicaid reimbursements—essentially defunding it-- under current drafts of the bill. Here are a few of their stories, by Amy Braunschweiger.