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The Human Rights of "Dreamers"

Posted June 1, 2011 | 16:28:38 (EST)

At the first Senate hearing on the proposed Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (the DREAM Act) on Tuesday, Senator Richard Durbin declared the need to give certain young undocumented immigrants a chance at legal status "one of the most compelling human rights issues"...

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Bend the Immigration Arc Toward Justice

Posted May 25, 2011 | 15:23:00 (EST)

When it comes to its immigration courts, the United States needs to invest in protecting human rights.

At a hearing on May 18, the Senate Judiciary committee discussed how to improve both efficiency and justice in the US immigration court system. Human Rights Watch submitted a

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Send a Bad Law Away, Not People

Posted October 16, 2009 | 13:36:46 (EST)

Every day the U.S. government is forced to grapple with the consequences of harsh and sweeping immigration laws passed by Congress 13 years ago. Under the 1996 laws, detention and deportation are mandatory for thousands of immigrants convicted of nonviolent crimes, and judges are powerless to intervene, even in the...

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