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State Department Posts 2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
Posted on 6 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016 Read More

News Excerpts From the May 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 4 May 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

EB-4 Visa Limit Reached for Special Immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras A final action date of January 1, 2010 has been set for special immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and is reflected in the State Department’s... Read More

Secretary Kerry To Release Annual Human Rights Reports
Posted on 24 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Secretary of State John Kerry will present the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices at 10:15 a.m. on June 25, 2015, in the Press Briefing Room at the U.S. Department of State. The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices , commonly... Read More

DHS Committee Recommends End to Family Immigration Detention
Posted on 17 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Human Rights First, Nov. 16, 2016 - "Human Rights First today urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to swiftly implement the recommendations put forth by the DHS Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers to end its policy of detaining... Read More

2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Released by State Department
Posted on 14 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, April 2016 - " The 2015 edition of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices points to a global governance crisis. In every part of the world, we see an accelerating trend by both state and non-state actors to close the space for civil society... Read More

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Secretary's Preface The fundamental struggle for dignity has been a driving force in human history worldwide, and what drives us toward it is a set of universal values and aspirations. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are... Read More

Kansas scholar calls for legalization
Posted on 12 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

In Hostile Terrain: Amnesty International Report
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Release of the 2011 Human Rights Report
Posted on 24 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Jails No Place for U.S. Immigration Detainees, Report Says
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A report 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... Read More

Harvard Clinical Prof. Deborah Anker Wins Human Rights Award
Posted on 29 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Clinical Professor of Law Deborah Anker and the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) will receive a prestigious human rights award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the leading immigration bar association, in... Read More