issued today by Human Rights First reveals that despite a 2009
commitment made two years ago today to overhaul the immigration
detention system, the United States continues to hold the overwhelming
majority of its nearly 400,000 detained asylum seekers and other civil
"In a new book on U.S. immigration, University of Kansas sociologist
Tanya Golash-Boza proposes that legalizing immigrants currently in the
United States would not only be cost-effective but also a step toward
focusing on the human rights of immigrants." - KU News, Nov. 8, 2011 .
"Amnesty International’s report, In Hostile Terrain: Human rights violations in immigration enforcement in the US Southwest ( English or Spanish ),
examines the human rights violations associated with immigration
enforcement at the border and in the interior of the United States.
"I’m very pleased to be joined here today by Assistant Secretary Posner to release our 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices .
These reports, which the United States Government has published for
nearly four decades, make clear to governments around the world: We are