Our moral duty to help kids at the border: Column

Our moral duty to help kids at the border: Column

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Americas, Children's Rights, Human Rights, Migrants | No Comments

By George Biddie As a longtime staff member of a humanitarian aid organization, I know how compassionate the American people are. When the International Rescue Committee has issued appeals to support humanitarian crises in places like Somalia, Haiti and the Philippines, Americans have rushed to assist. Through our work with refugees resettled in the United […]

US: Immigrants at Risk After Mixed Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona Law

US: Immigrants at Risk After Mixed Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona Law

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Americas, Migrants, Racial Discrimination | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch June 25, 2012 (Washington, DC) – The USSupreme Court’s decision to uphold part of Arizona’s immigrant law puts immigrant families in Arizona and other states at greater risk of abuse from local authorities, Human Rights Watch said today. The June 25, 2012 ruling in Arizona v. United States overturned several […]

US: New Deportation Policy Recognizes Ties to US

US: New Deportation Policy Recognizes Ties to US

Posted by on Jun 17, 2012 in Americas, Migrants, News | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch (June 15, 2012) Certain Young Unauthorized Immigrants Won’t Be Deported (Washington, DC) – The Obama administration’s decision to end the deportation of certain young unauthorized immigrants recognizes the special consideration due immigrants who have lived in the United States since childhood, Human Rights Watch said today. “The administration’s decision to […]

ACLU Demands Removal of Detainees from Arizona Immigration Detention Center

ACLU Demands Removal of Detainees from Arizona Immigration Detention Center

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Americas, Migrants | No Comments

Published in: ACLU Conditions at Pinal County Jail Belie Obama Administration’s Stated Commitment to Create a “Truly Civil” Immigration Detention System PHOENIX – The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Arizona today demanded that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials remove immigration detainees from the Pinal County Jail (PCJ) or immediately remedy unconstitutional […]

Israel: Amend ‘Anti-Infiltration’ Law

Israel: Amend ‘Anti-Infiltration’ Law

Posted by on Jun 10, 2012 in Middle East, Migrants | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch Measure Denies Asylum Seekers Protections on Refugee Convention (Jerusalem) – The Israeli parliament should immediately repeal or amend a newly revised law that punishes asylum seekers for irregularly crossing into Israel, in violation of their basic rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Until the law is amended, Israeli officials should […]

France: Ending Ethnic Profiling

France: Ending Ethnic Profiling

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in ESC Rights, Europe, Migrants | No Comments

By Judith Sunderland Published in: Le Monde Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault’s recent endorsement of stop forms for police identity checks is an important step. While community groups have hailed the announcement, police unions have objected to what they describe as a precipitous and unfair measure that will impede their work. In reality, momentum has been […]

Prisoners of Profit: Immigrants and Detention in Georgia

Prisoners of Profit: Immigrants and Detention in Georgia

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Americas, CPR Rights, Migrants | No Comments

By Azadah N. Shashahani ACLU The ACLU of Georgia recently released a comprehensive report on conditions of detention for immigrants in Georgia, three of which are operated by for-profit corporations and one of which, the Stewart Detention Center, is the largest immigration detention facility in the country. For purposes of this documentation project, the ACLU […]

ACLU Lens: Alabama Governor Signs New Anti-Immigrant Measure into Law

ACLU Lens: Alabama Governor Signs New Anti-Immigrant Measure into Law

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Migrants | No Comments

By Steve Gosset ACLU Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley late Friday signed a measure that makes small changes to the state’s anti-immigrant law. The move came a day after he signaled he might veto the measure because he found two key parts unacceptable, including a “scarlet letter” provision that would have branded many law-abiding immigrants as […]

New PREA Regulations Should Apply to Immigration Detainees

New PREA Regulations Should Apply to Immigration Detainees

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Americas, Migrants | No Comments

Human Rights First, May 17, 2012 Washington, DC– Human Rights First welcomes today’s release from the U.S. Department of Justice of a final rule to govern standards that protect prisoners from sexual abuse. The new standards are required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act, passed by Congress in 2003 to “prevent, detect, respond to and […]

US: Sexual Violence, Harassment of Immigrant Farmworkers

US: Sexual Violence, Harassment of Immigrant Farmworkers

Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Americas, Business, Migrants, Women's Rights | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch Protect Immigrants Through Violence Against Women Act, Other Laws (New York) – Hundreds of thousands of immigrant farmworker women and girls in the United Statesface a high risk of sexual violence and sexual harassment in their workplaces because US authorities and employers fail to protect them adequately, Human Rights Watch […]

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