Wednesday, March 30, 2011

OAS Commission Criticizes US Migrant Policies

By Frontera NorteSur
March 20, 2011

In a new report, the Washington, D.C. -based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States lays out a detailed critique of US policies and practices that involve the detention of undocumented migrants as well as the growing trend of local and state police enforcing federal immigration laws.

In its report, the IACHR expresses serious concerns about due process, home and workplace raids, racial profiling, immigration “sweeps,” medical care in detention facilities, and the lack of legal representation for unaccompanied children and persons with mental disabilities.

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