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"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.
While the development and implementation of immigration policies are a
matter for individual governments, such policies must be compatible with
international human rights law and standards. All immigrants,
irrespective of their legal status, have human rights. This report shows
that the USA is failing in its obligations under international law to
ensure these rights. Among its findings are:
The implementation of immigration enforcement measures along the
border has also impacted the rights of Indigenous communities, whose
traditional lands lie on both sides of the US-Mexico border."