Human Rights Groups

Government Cleansing: Immigrants Get Hammered

In the relatively quiet summer weeks of August, elements of the Obama Administration have hammered immigrants. On August 11 the obscure Board of Immigration Appeals at the Department of Justice ruled that immigrants arrested without warrants no longer have to … Continued

Politics

Cross-Post: “Human Rights Summer” Announced in Response to Anti-Immigrant Law in Georgia

Originally published on Change.org by Gabriela Garcia · May 14, 2011 At noon on Friday the 13th (coincidence?), Georgia governor Nathan Deal signed the state’s Arizona copycat bill, HB 87, into law. The law is one of the most punitive … Continued

Immigration

Leader in the movement to dehumanize immigrants defends attacks on gays

Mark Krikorian, executive director of anti-immigrant think-tank Center for Immigration Studies, has made a series of comments indicating that his xenophobia also manifests as homophobia. Most recently, Krikorian defended the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), a group that spearheads national … Continued

Crosspost: ICE’s Secret Holding Pens

This article was originally posted on El Diario NY and in English on New America Media. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is disappearing immigrants. ICE must immediately end its dark practice of hiding people in off the radar facilities. Throughout the country, … Continued

Arpaio Sued for Detainee Mistreatment and Death

Sheriff Arpaio of Maricopa County is facing two more lawsuits due to the mistreatment and death of inmates at his prisons. The details of the death of David McClurg are especially tragic. A diabetic, McClurg developed gangrene within six weeks … Continued