Human Rights of Migrants
United Nations SpecialRapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants Visits U.S.
The UnitedNations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Dr. JorgeBustamante, visitedthe United States to review the conditions of migrants and immigrantsfrom April 30 through May 18.
Together with its affiliate officesand other organizations, the ACLU organized and facilitated publichearings and meetings for the Special Rapporteur with affectedcommunities, victims and national and local authorities. The ACLU hasworked recently on several issues pertaining to immigrants, includingefforts around local anti-immigrant ordinances, immigrant detentionfacilities, undocumented migrant workers, and trafficking of women andchildren.
Dr. Bustamante is an independent expertappointed by the U.N. Human RightsCouncil with the mandate to monitor, advise and publicly report onhuman rights situations in specific countries, including the UnitedStates, and on human rights violations worldwide. The SpecialRapporteur can only carry out a fact-finding mission at the request ofthe country concerned.