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The United States of America-Universal Periodic Review-CCPR-September 2023

Date: September 12, 2023
Country: United States of America
Type: Intl Mechanism Submission
Issues: Human Trafficking, International Advocacy
Mechanism: UN Human Rights Committee
Report Type: Shadow/Parallel Report
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The United States’ immigration system, while generous in many respects, is riddled with systemic failures to protect human rights and meet obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Covenant or ICCPR). Although the U.S. government has made dramatic shifts in policy since January 2021, it continues to implement immigration policies that violate human rights principles. The Human Rights Committee's (Committee) review of the U.S. comes at a time when the Biden Administration is appealing a court decision that struck down its proposed ban on nearly all cases of asylum at the southern US border.