Rights of Migrants



"Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.” Article 2

~ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1948.


Rights of Migrants in the United States Fact Sheet
Learn about the human rights of migrants in the United States.
How to Immigrate to the United States Fact Sheet
A concise overview of the U.S. immigration system, including brief statistics on immigrants to the United States, the pathways by which people immigrate, and an explanation of how the U.S. enforces its immigration laws.
Immigration Detention and the Rights of Migrants Fact Sheet
This fact sheet examines the U.S. immigration detention system from a human rights perspective, uncovering abuses ranging from arbitrary detention and lack of due process to inhumane treatment and unnecessary deaths. 
The Facts: Talking Immigration
This fact sheet explores some of the common myths and facts about immigration, including its economic impact, immigrants and taxes, and the human rights of immigrants.
Rights of Migrants Quiz
A short quiz that tests your knowledge of the human rights of migrants in the U.S.
Test your immigration I.Q. with a fun quiz! This short test has questions covering U.S. immigration facts and figures.
Take Action on Migrant Rights
Find out how to get involved and connect with one of the many organizations seeking to fulfill the rights of migrants in the United States.
Immigration Resource Links 
A comprehensive list of organizations that promote immigrant rights through advocacy, litigation, and direct services.

Energy of a Nation
Energy of a Nation is the online immigration resource center of The Advocates for Human Rights, providing accurate, up-to-date information and resources foreducators, advocates, and community members through fact sheets, curricula, quizzes, action alerts, policy updates, and immigration-related news and events.
Lesson Plan: Learning about Human Migration from Butterflies. Grades K-2
In this lesson, students learn about human migration through a comparison with butterfly migration.
Lesson Plan: Traveling Suitcases. Grades 3-5
In this lesson, students learning about immigration through studying their own family history.
Lesson Plan: Fleeing for Your Life. Grades 6-8
In this lesson, students will learn about the refugee experience through a role-play activity.

Lesson Plan: Migrants in the Media. Grades 9-12
In this lesson, students will learn about the rights of migrants and the fulfillment of those rights in the United States.  They will be asked to critically assess news coverage of migrant rights' issues to gain an understanding of the barriers faced by migrants in the United States.

Rights Sites News: The Rights of Refugees
Summer 2012 edition of The Advocates' human rights education newsletter that includes resources related to isolation, parent involvement, student needs, real refugee stories, and more in order to help teachers inform themselves and students about refugees and create a welcoming classroom.

Rights Sites News: Racial Discrimination in the U.S.
Fall 2014 edition of the Advocates' human rights education newsletter dedicated to helping teachers and schools assist students in recognizing, accepting, and respecting diversity as well as exploring ways in which prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination may be addressed.

Immigration Films 
Films and documentaries about the immigrant and refugee experience in the United States.