« | »

Holding Illegals Violates Human Rights

From the open borders lobby at Reuters:

U.S. immigrant detentions violate human rights: report

By Deborah Charles Wed Mar 25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The detention of hundreds of thousands of immigrants every year in the United States represents a violation of human rights, Amnesty International USA said in a report on Wednesday.

On an average day, the rights group said, more than 30,000 immigrants are in detention facilities. That’s triple the number that were in custody a decade ago, according to Amnesty’s report "Jailed Without Justice: Immigration Detention in the USA."

"America should be outraged by the scale of human rights abuses occurring within its own borders," said Larry Cox, director of Amnesty International USA.

"The United States has long been a country of immigrants, and whether they have been here five years or five generations, their human rights are to be respected."

Amnesty said more than 300,000 people are detained by U.S. immigration officials each year. They include asylum seekers, torture survivors, victims of human trafficking, longtime legal permanent residents and parents of U.S. citizen children.

"The use of detention as a tool to combat unauthorized migration falls short of international human rights law," the report said

Amnesty called on the U.S. government to ensure that all immigrants and people seeking asylum in the United States who have been detained receive a hearing to determine whether their detention is necessary…

People detained at the border are not entitled to a review of their detention by an immigration judge, Amnesty said. Those apprehended inside the United States have the right to appear before a judge, but the wait can be long…

Amnesty said many of the immigrants who are arrested are unable to be freed on bond because the amount is set too high for them to pay

The report said detention facilities for immigrants violate international standards. Amnesty said detainees have reported receiving poor medical care, some complained of being put in excessive restraints and others were held with people imprisoned for criminal offenses.

Thanks goodness Amnesty International has the guts to take on the tough issues.

For instance, remember all of their reports castigating Muslim countries for how they persecute Christians and other non-Muslims?

We don’t either.

But after all, they get their funding from people who hate the United States, so they have to play to their audience.

No matter how absurd their arguments.

"The United States has long been a country of immigrants, and whether they have been here five years or five generations, their human rights are to be respected."

How many times must we hear this preposterous canard.

The United States is no more a ‘country of immigrants’ than is every other country on the face on the earth.

And like every other country on the planet it has the right – and duty – to protect its citizenry from plundering hordes.

"The use of detention as a tool to combat unauthorized migration falls short of international human rights law," the report said

Well, then it is a good thing that International Human Rights Law (whatever that is) has no jurisdiction within the United States.

No, the only outrage here is that the governments to our south encourage this invasion, and that we are doing nothing to punish them.

But what does Amnesty International care? As long as their donations keep rolling in for their noble work.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

15 Responses to “Holding Illegals Violates Human Rights”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    YooHoo……How in little green apples can they be “immigrants” when in fact they are “ILLEGALLY” here? Hummmmmm? You people (and I use the term lightly) need to pull your heads out of each others arses and get some sun!!
    What a bunch of BOOBS!!!

    • TwilightZoned says:

      When one pulls his/her head out of someone’s arse he/she is officially a sh**head. Yep, it fits and works for me!

  2. caligirl9 says:

    The solution is obvious: don’t hold anyone.

    Put ’em on a bus and send ’em back immediately.

    Problem solved. No one’s little rights are being violated by “being detained.”

    • Right of the People says:

      Bus hell! They walked over here, let them walk back. We’re feeding and watering way too many tonks.

    • TwilightZoned says:

      Better yet. Landmines. Sure maybe they evaded them on the way IN. My question for on the way OUT, “Do ya feel lucky?”

    • DoctorRock says:

      But you wouldn’t be helping them. May I suggest that we sell them to China? No, not as slaves – that would be wrong. We would simply accept a small fee as their employment agency. “They come here to work”, but we don’t have much work for them right now. Betcha’ China does! They could “do the work the Chinese don’t want to do”! We could fill up all those empty freighters going back to China AND offset our trade deficit. And as they’ll be laboring in a worker’s paradise, Amnesty International won’t find nearly as much to complain about.
      I’m writing my congressman now!

    • MinnesotaRush says:

      There! See! All of you gave excellent solution to the problem. Who said American Ingenuity has weakened. They’re ALL terrific and workable plans. God bless ya’! :-)

    • TwilightZoned says:

      DR, that idea is just delicious.

  3. canary says:

    Attrition for the hundreds of thousands of immigrants every year in the United States should be sending them back on the border. Since our Countries watchdog who’s suppose to be going after middle-eastern terrorists are being disposed of by oOllabam’s attrition plan, these agents could use the illegals as sheilds. Get behind them and heard them back to Mexico. Like a cattle drive.
    Roll em, roll em, roll em, keep those doggies rollin, rawhide. Move em up, move em up, move em up. raw hide.

  4. Arctain says:

    “…unauthorized migration…”

    So now, what these criminals are doing is likened to pesky geese on a golf course?

  5. Gila Monster says:

    People detained at the border are not entitled to a review of their detention by an immigration judge, Amnesty said. Those apprehended inside the United States have the right to appear before a judge, but the wait can be long…

    What..?? Since when are people “detained” at the border. If you try and enter the US at a border checkpoint and your documents don’t support entry to the US, the BP tells you to turn around and go back to Mexico, simple as that. There is no “detention” involved. Morons….

  6. canary says:

    “The United States has long been a country of immigrants, and whether they have been here five years or five generations, their human rights are to be respected.” statement by Cox.

    How dare he make this comparison. Five generations of immigrants that became U.S. citizens, who shed sweat blood and tears to fight wars, farm, mine the coal, does not compare to Mexicans sneaking over the borders, endangering Americans, stealing once they set foot, the number 1 leader in gangs period in America period, taking jobs and leaving Americans without jobs, forcing us to spend billions on translating, clogging our prisons, clogging our schools and robbing our children of 1st class educations, causing rising prices for medical care. Foster care homes swamped with poor Mexican children, because their illegal parents are unfit, drug, gang busters, keeps American’s orphans and homeless without homes.
    According to oOllah Obama Americans can’t take care of themselves. But, his priority is to take care of all of his fathers’ children too. He needs to get his illegal relatives in the white house and take care of them, or send them back.

  7. imnewatthis says:

    I like DoctorRock’s idea.


« Front Page | To Top
« | »