The United States is violating the human rights of Latinos living within the country’s borders, according to a petition filed today with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights by LatinoJustice PRLDEF. The rarely-used international procedure charges that the U.S. Government is failing to protect its Latino residents.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF's Petition Against the U.S.
Petition Alleging Violations of the Human Rights of Latinos by the United States of America
Juridical Condition and Rights of the Undocumented Migrants, Advisory opinion
Declaration by John Doe 1
Declaration by John Doe 2
County of Suffolk, Police Department Memoranda
Attachment D: Brentin Mock, Immigration Backlash: Hate Crimes Against Latinos Flourish, Intelligence Report (Southern Poverty Law Center)
Attachment E: Anti-Latino Hate Crimes Rise for the Fourth Year in a Row (Southern Poverty Law Center)
Attachment F: Anti Defamation League, Extremists Declare Open Season on Immigrants
Attachment G: Anti-Defamation league, Immigrants targeted: Extremist Rhetoric Moves into the Mainstream
Attachment H: International Association of Chiefs of Police, Project Response, Police Chiefs Guide to Immigration Issues
Attachment I: Major Cities Cheifs, Immigration Committee Recoemdnations: For Enforcement of Immigration Laws by Local Police Agencies
Attachment J: Mark Hugo Lopez and Susan Minuskin, 2008 national Survey of Latinos: Hispanics See their Situation in the Unites States Deteriorating
Attachment K: UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Report of the Special Rapportuer on the Human Rights of Migrants