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Report condemns human rights abuses against immigrants

Most of my blogs so far have been related to our experiences with Made in L.A., but this information caught my attention and I wanted to highlight it here: the NNIRR (National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights) just released a report that "condemns human rights abuses against immigrant communities and calls for respect for civil, labor, and human rights".

The report was released at the beginning of the national conference, "Claiming Our Rights, Envisioning Our Future: Communities Organizing for Justice," that just brought together over 500 participants from across the country, and where Made in L.A. screened.

According to Catherine Tactaquin, NNIRR Executive Director, "Over-Raided, Under Siege" plainly demonstrates that systematic abuses are being perpetrated against immigrant and refugee families and workers by the U.S. government, including the Department of Homeland Security, as well as by the local and state police." "These abuses and anti-immigrant government policies are a form of 'collective punishment' that undermine our rights and make our communities even more vulnerable to abuse by unscrupulous employers, elected officials and anti-immigrant hate groups."

To read or download an executive summary of Over-Raided, Under Siege, go here.
To read the full report, Over-Raided, Under Siege, go here.
To view or download NNIRR's immigration raids chronology, go here.

 






 

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