Friday, June 24, 2011

Human Rights Body Concerned About Alabama's Immigration Law

Does Alabama's new immigration law violate international human rights? Today the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, a body of the Organization of American States, expressed concerns that the law will lead to discrimination and other serious human rights violations in that state. The IACHR "strongly urges the United States authorities to use the legal mechanisms that are available to amend" the Alabama law and the similar law passed by Arizona in 2010 "and adapt them to international human rights standards for the protection of immigrants."

Click here for the full press release on the IACHR's website.

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