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