As one of the most influential players in global politics, the United States’ domestic policies are a matter of international importance. This article recounts only some of the recent immoral human rights violations by the United States Administration.
Written by: Andrew Bierle,Brown Political Review
According to a Department of Homeland Security news release, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ordered restrictions on specific visas typically used by officials of Myanmar and Laos. Many of the Laotians facing deportation from the U.S. are refugees, including people who arrived after the Vietnam War.
Katrina Dizon Mariategue, director of national policy at the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center: “This Administration is continuing to amp up its efforts to expand detention and deportation of immigrants, regardless of their background and how much they contribute to this country. Their anti-immigrant and anti-refugee message is loud and clear based on this policy as well as subsequent policies allowing for family separation in many forms.”
Read this article, Written by: Kimbery Yam, Huffington Post. 07/12/2018
Photo: Huffington Post - Ten-year-old Naomi Lien cries as she takes part in a statement to the media about immigration outside the Supreme Court on June 26. her Indonesian father had been detained by immigration authorities. The Trump administration is increasingly targeting Southeast Asians.
In Canada, too, children are held in immigration detention or separated from detained parents, and this needs to end.
Written by: Michelle Cohen, Huffington Post,.June 29, 2018.
Also Read: “Refugee Children Face Unique Mental Health Risks, Canada's Doctors Say” Natalie Stechyson, Huffington Post.
US government records summarizing investigations of the deaths of 15 people in immigration detention support a conclusion that poor medical care contributed to at least eight of the deaths.
Human Rights Watch
1. US: Child Detention Tent City Image Illustrates Crisis: This report briefly covers the arrangements that have led to U.S child detention and immediate steps, illustrated by Human Rights Watch, to respond to the crisis.
Read this report, by: Human Rights Watch
President Donald Trump’s new executive order probably doesn’t change anything for the 2,300 or more children torn from their parents’ arms. We don’t know how or if the government will reunify the thousands already separated.
Image: Satellite image of newly-constructed detention camp for migrant children in Tornillo, Texas. Satellite image taken June 19, 2018. © 2018 Planet Labs
In this report, the American Psychological Association (APA) Task Force on the Psychosocial Effects of War on Children and Families Who Are Refugees From Armed Conflict Residing in the United States reviews the research on the psychosocial effects of war on children and families, identifies areas of needed culturally and developmentally appropriate research, and provides recommendations for culturally and developmentally informed practice and programs.
American Psychologist Association
Immigrant Defense Project has been monitoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) community arrests. Learn about the trends and know how to defend yourself.
Video series to prepare for and safely defend our rights during encounters with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). Videos are available in English, Espanol, عربي, 中文, KREYÒL AYISYEN, РУССКИЙ, اردو
8 Ways to Defend Against Deportation: If you have received a “Notice to Appear” in Immigration Court or if you have been given an “Immigration Hold” while in custody, you need to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Experienced lawyers know various ways of defending you against deportation. Some of these ways are described here
American Immigration Council explains how a detainer is used, who is is often used for, how it affects detention and deportation.
This is a comprehensive understanding of a detainer designed for the use of a state defense counsel.
What employers that knowingly employ illegal immigrants should know.
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PAIR provides free immigration services to indigent asylum-seekers and detained immigrants, assuring fairness and access to justice.
The Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein is a Boston immigration law firm with a particular expertise in representing people in Immigration Court who are facing deportation and who are in removal or deportation proceedings.
Immigration Solutions attorneys are active members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Whether you seek a lawyer though this business or not, there is also plenty of information on the site about visa and immigration and citizenship.