CERD Rights of Immigrants and Migrants – July 2007
Country: United States of America
Type: Intl Mechanism Submission
Issues: Accountability , Bias and Discrimination, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, International Advocacy, Migrant Rights, Minority Rights
Mechanism: UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Report Type: Shadow/Parallel Report
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Immigrants and migrants in the United States are frequently denied their right to be
free from discrimination their daily living and are often discriminatorily denied their
fundamental civil and political rights, as well as their economic, social and cultural rights.
The United States, through both its direct and indirect action, has failed in its obligations
under the Convention to guarantee the rights of immigrants to be free from discrimination
on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin and ancestry, and to recognize and address
the multiplicities of discrimination immigrants face and the intersection of gender, race,
national origin and citizenship discrimination.