Archive for the ‘Unfair Immigration Policies’ Category
(Washington, DC) – The Supreme Court decision on June 25, 2012, barring the mandatory sentencing of juvenile offenders to life without parole recognizes children’s capacity for change. It also recognizes their distinct status from adults under international human rights and constitutional law.
(Washington, DC) – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley should call for the full repeal of the state’s immigrant law, Human Rights Watch said today. The law violates the right to equal protection under the law, and attempts to amend it do not address its basic flaws, Human Rights Watch said.
(New York) – Hundreds of thousands of immigrant farmworker women and girls in the United States face a high risk of sexual violence and sexual harassment in their workplaces because US authorities and employers fail to protect them adequately, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
(Washington) –The full US House of Representatives should reject a dangerous version of a bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Human Rights Watch said today. The bill would undermine the law and expose immigrant women and families to abuse, Human Rights Watch said.
(New York) – The US Senate should renew the Violence against Women Act (VAWA) when it votes on the measure later in March 2012, Human Rights Watch said today. The act is the primary federal law providing legal protection and services to counter domestic and sexual violence and stalking.
(Washington, DC) – Alabama’s new immigrant act denies unauthorized immigrants and their families, including US citizen children, their basic rights, threatening their access to everyday necessities and equal protection of the law, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
(Washington, DC) – The Obama administration’s decision to suspend deportation proceedings for non-citizens who are not security risks or convicted criminals is an important step to a fairer approach to US immigration enforcement policy, Human Rights Watch said today.
The obvious fix to an "asylum industry" that allows con artists and misguided amateur representatives to prosper is to lift the bar on court-appointed legal representatives and give asylum seekers the same rights to legal representation that criminal suspects enjoy.