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New Report on Conflicts of Interest for Medical Staff in Immigration Detention Centers

03/28/2011

A report on the difficulty of providing quality health care to detainees in the United States immigration detention system was released today by PHR.

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Arizona's Latest Immigration Bill: How the Sick are at Risk

03/11/2011

Arizona's infamy for creating draconian anti-immigrant legislation was already well established before Senate Bill 1405 was introduced to state lawmakers in January; however, the bill brought the state to a new low.

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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Rules In Favor of Immigrants' Family Life Rights

08/08/2010

In the past 10 years, more than 100,000 US children---all of them full-fledged citizens---have suffered the destabilizing effects of losing one or both parents to deportation. According to the American Psychological Association, children who lose a caretaker face notably heightened risk of psychological distress, developmental delay and poor physical health.

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Medicine Must Defend Detainee Health Where the Law Has Failed to Do So

05/10/2010

In an immigration detention system known for its disregard of even basic needs, Francisco Castaneda's case stands out as a prime example of the US government’s indifference to health and human rights.

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Immigrant Detention Violating Medical Care Standards and Humane Living Conditions

08/03/2009

In an effort to protect and defend their human rights, dozens of immigration detainees being held in a Basile, LA immigration detention center have engaged in a multi-day hunger strike in protest of inhumane and unsanitary conditions.

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