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Summary The US government has deported people to face abuse and even death in El Salvador. The US is not solely responsible—Salvadoran gangs who prey on deportees and Salvadoran authorities who harm deportees or who do little or nothing…
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Summary Historically, when children with atypical sex characteristics were born in the United States, the people around them—parents and doctors—made their best guess and assigned the child a sex. Parents then reared them per social gender norms.…
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Summary Reader Advisory: This report contains graphic descriptions of traumatic experiences, often affecting children. Intersex people in the United States are subjected to medical practices that can inflict irreversible physical and psychological…
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Cultivating Fear: The Vulnerability of Immigrant Farmworkers in the US to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Patricia M.’s Story Summary Key Recommendations To the…
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No Way to Live Alabama’s Immigrant Law Summary Human Rights Concerns A Climate of Fear Recommendations …
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  A Costly Move Far and Frequent Transfers Impede Hearings for Immigrant Detainees in the United States I. Summary II. Recommendations III.Background ICE Internal Policy on Transfers The…
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Rights on the Line Human Rights Watch Work on Abuses against Migrants in 2010 Summary Key Recommendations I. Exploitation of Migrant Workers Indonesia and Malaysia Kazakhstan Kuwait …
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“Tough, Fair, and Practical” A Human Rights Framework for Immigration Reform in the United States I. Introduction II. Human Rights and Legalization for Undocumented Migrants Provide Remedies for Victims…
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Locked Up Far Away The Transfer of Immigrants to Remote Detention Centers in the United States I. Summary The Impact of Transfers on Detainees’ Rights New Data on Detainee Transfers ICE Policy …
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Returned to Risk Deportation of HIV-Positive Migrants Summary Introduction International Law Prohibitions on Deportation: The Principle of Non-Refoulement Additional Human Rights and Humanitarian Protections…
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On the Margins of Profit Rights at Risk in the Global Economy Summary Background: Understanding the Different Ways Business Activity Can Infringe Human Rights Impacts: A Selection from Reporting by Human…
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Forced Apart Families Separated and Immigrants Harmed by United States Deportation Policy Acknowledgements I. Summary II. Recommendations To the President of the United States To the United States…
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Swept Under the Rug Abuses against Domestic Workers Around the World I. Introduction Best and worst government practices Key recommendations To Labor Ministries To Heads of State and Government, and…
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Glossary Immigration-Related Terms Asylum: in the immigration context, safe haven provided to an individual who has a reasonable fear of persecution on account of race, religion, political opinion, national origin, or membership…
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BLOOD, SWEAT, AND FEAR Workers' Rights in U.S. Meat and Poultry Plants Human Rights Watch Copyright 2004 by Human Rights Watch. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of …
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In this report, Human Rights Watch charges the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) with violating the rights of unaccompanied children in its custody. The report finds that roughly one-third of detained children are held in punitive, jail-…