United States Compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Suggested List of Issues Relating to Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Other Non-Citizens

Report addresses the failure of the US immigration system to adhere to international human rights standards for asylum seekers, refugees, and other non-citizens, particularly because of its streamlined, non-individualized process. It argues that the practice of mandatory detention in combination with utilizing privately-run facilities leads to a host of violations for detainees, including impeding the ability of bona fide asylum seekers to mount a case and further compromises the already-fragile psychological state of traumatized aliens.

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