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provide “green cards” to immigrants, to ensure civil and labor rights, keep families together and reinforce healthy communities. we call upon the Administration and members of Congress: To address the root causes of displacement and involuntary migration, by promoting and implementing fair trade and sustainable community development policies; To help lead a nationwide condemnation of racial intolerance and xenophobia in keeping with our country’s legal and moral commitment to equality for all. We further urge the United States to respect and uphold international human and labor rights standards, including the ratification and implementation of the U.N. International Convention for the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families and the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. 39
Immigration Surveillance Affirmative NAUDL 2015-16Answers To: ICE reducing rights violations(__)(__) Despite reforms, current U.S immigration deportation and surveillance policies still commit thousands of human rights abuses every year Constable, reporter for The Washington Post, 2014[Pamela Constable, Human Rights Watch, in report on world abuses, criticizes U.S. immigration laws, -immigration-laws/2014/01/23/95c3ec6a-8459-11e3-9dd4-e7278db80d86_story.html] Ginatta: We see the intersection between human rights and immigration policy to be varied and vast. The status quo on immigration breeds human rights violationin so many circles. First we highlight the importance of family unity. In the world of human rights, family is seen as the natural and fundamental group that deserves protection, but [U.S.] immigration policy doesn’t focus on family unity in the same respect. Immigration judges are not allowed to consider family unity to the extent we think is needed to protect human rights.In the case of a very minor or very old criminal conviction, family ties don’t matter. Even if someone has close U.S. citizen family members, the removal still takes priority. We have documented situations where people who have been outstanding members of society, with multiple U.S. citizen children, and who have lived here for decades, still get deported.WP: What other kinds of immigration policies or practices would you say fall into the category of human rights problems? Ginatta: One area is violations in the workplace. Workers are incredibly vulnerable to exploitation because of their immigration status.People working in dangerous industries may be afraid to report serious workplace violations or women, such as farm workers, may be afraid to report sexual assaults, for fear they will be reported to immigration authorities and deported. There is also the right to remedy. This is a key human rights principle. You should have the right to access law enforcement, and policies that create a fear or block between a person who witnesses a crime or is a victim of a crime and the police are human rights violations.