Thursday, June 30, 2011

Why Immigrant Stories Matter

Human Rights Watch has launched an interactive called Why Immigrant Stories MatterA Human Rights Case for a Path to US Legal Status. The interactive feature is meant to illustrate, through the stories of four immigrants in North Carolina, how international human rights law supports a path to earned legalization for the millions of long-term undocumented immigrants in the United States.

In a 2010 report, Tough, Fair, and Practical, Human Rights Watch proposed a human rights framework for comprehensive immigration reform that would give immigrant crime victims a chance to seek justice, protect workers, respect the private and family life of longtime residents, and provide fair treatment for immigrants who come before the courts. Why Immigrant Stories Matter is a follow-up piece, in which we apply these human rights principles to the stories of real people. As you read each story, you can learn about the human rights at stake and then click on “Highlight all relevant details” to see how human rights are implicated in the details of that particular story.


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