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US fails to protect migrants' rights, U.N. expert says
Associated Press
Mar. 7, 2008 12:52 PM
GENEVA - ...

Jorge Bustamante said migrants are often subject to indefinite detention and forced deportation.

Bustamante, the U.N. Human Rights Council's independent expert on migrant rights, ... was presenting a report to the council on his visit to the United States last May ...

Mandatory detention of illegal immigrants must be stopped and the U.S. should make sure such detentions are assessed by an independent court within a short time, Bustamante said in the 27-page document.

"The overuse of immigration detention in the United States violates the spirit of international laws and conventions and, in many cases, also violates the actual letter of those instruments," the report said ...

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0307us-migrants0...
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