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The US Supreme Court’s decision to uphold part of Arizona’s immigrant law puts immigrant families in Arizona and other states at greater risk of abuse from local authorities. The ruling overturned several sections of the Arizona law, but it left intact a section requiring police to attempt to verify a person’s immigration status if they have “reasonable suspicion” that the individual is in the country without authorization.

(Washington, DC) – The US Supreme Court’s decision to uphold part of Arizona’s immigrant law puts immigrant families in Arizona and other states at greater risk of abuse from local authorities, Human Rights Watch said today.

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The House Judiciary committee plans on Thursday to move forward a bill to create a system of indefinite detention for immigrants in the United States. The bill would allow the government to detain deportable immigrants who can’t be sent home for as long as they live.

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The House Judiciary committee plans on Thursday to move forward a bill to create a system of indefinite detention for immigrants in the United States. The bill would allow the government to detain deportable immigrants who can’t be sent home for as long as they live.

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The House Judiciary committee plans on Thursday to move forward a bill to create a system of indefinite detention for immigrants in the United States. The bill would allow the government to detain deportable immigrants who can’t be sent home for as long as they live.

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The House Judiciary committee plans on Thursday to move forward a bill to create a system of indefinite detention for immigrants in the United States. The bill would allow the government to detain deportable immigrants who can’t be sent home for as long as they live.

The House Judiciary committee plans on Thursday to move forward a bill to create a system of indefinite detention for immigrants in the United States. The bill would allow the government to detain deportable immigrants who can’t be sent home for as long as they live.

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

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

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Legislative proposals that seek to give the Department of Homeland Security expanded powers to indefinitely detain immigrants violate constitutional guarantees of due process and US obligations under international human rights law.

The Honorable Elton Gallegly
Chairman
House Judiciary Subcommittee on  Immigration Policy and Enforcement
Committee on the Judiciary
2309 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515

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When President Obama made a renewed call for immigration reform, he rightly noted that the system is “broken.” But the inaction of Congress does not absolve the president from his responsibility to take steps within his power to fix at least some of the system’s serious problems.

When President Obama made a renewed call for immigration reform on May 10, he rightly noted that the system is "broken." The president was also right in noting that the system must ultimately be fixed through comprehensive legislative refor

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Written statement submitted by Human Rights Watch to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, for the hearing entitled “Improving Efficiency and Ensuring Justice in the Immigration Court System.”

Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to submit a statement for today’s hearing on improving efficiency and ensuring justice in the immigration court system.

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Proposed Justice Department standards to reduce rape in prison are unduly weak and should be significantly improved to protect victims and ensure accountability. The Justice Department released its proposed standards under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) on February 3, 2011, and established a sixty day comment period, ending April 4.

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Human Rights Watch submits these comments to the Department of Justice in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking of February 3, 2011 regarding its Proposed Rule for National Standards To Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape ("PREA standards").

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State legislatures in the United States should reject a proposal to mark birth certificates of US citizens on the basis of their parents’ immigration status, which would violate the internationally protected right to equal protection.

(New York) – State legislatures in the United States should reject a proposal to mark birth certificates of US citizens on the basis of their parents’ immigration status, which would violate the internationally protected right to equal protection, Human Rights Watch said today.

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The French parliament should reject measures in an omnibus immigration bill that appear to target Roma and weaken migrants rights.

(Paris) – The French parliament should reject measures in an omnibus immigration bill that appear to target Roma and weaken migrants rights, Human Rights Watch said today.  The National Assembly is due to begin debating the government-sponsored bill on September 28, 2010.

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(Brussels) – The Greek government’s failure to follow through on its promise to reform the country’s broken asylum system creates an urgent need for  the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the European Commission to intervene, Human Rights Watch said today.

A presidential decree that would introduce emergency reforms, which had already been postponed until September 1, 2010, has been pushed back again for several months following the recent government reshuffle.  Full-scale reform of the system is now unlikely before the end of 2011, at the earliest.

(Brussels) – The Greek government’s failure to follow through on its promise to reform the country’s broken asylum system creates an urgent need for  the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the European Commission to intervene, Human Rights Watch said today.

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