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Jails No Place for U.S. Immigration Detainees, Report Says

"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 detained asylum seekers and other civil immigration...

Kansas scholar calls for legalization

"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 .

In Hostile Terrain: Amnesty International Report

"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...

Release of the 2011 Human Rights Report

"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 watching...

Harvard Clinical Prof. Deborah Anker Wins Human Rights Award

"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 June. Anker, one of the most widely known asylum...

Secretary Kerry To Release Annual Human Rights Reports

"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 known as the Human Rights Reports, cover the...

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014

"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 ideals that cannot be contained by national boundaries...

2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Released by State Department

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, to stifle media and Internet freedom, to marginalize...

News Excerpts From the May 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

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 Visa Bulletin Employment-Based Preference Cases...

DHS Committee Recommends End to Family Immigration Detention

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 children and their families. The 166-page report...

State Department Posts 2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

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