The rights of migrant workers around the world have taken on new shape in recent years as a result of ever-increasing transnational migration flows and the proliferation of population-specific international human rights standards. A number of countries use employment law restrictions to control illegal immigration, believing that such prohibitions will stem the flow of people seeking unauthorized work. In addition to employer sanctions regimes, many countries also afford lesser labor and employment rights to unauthorized workers, relying on theories of deterrence, administrative convenience and unclean hands to justify the differential standards. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the Organization of American States’ highest court of human rights, recently challenged receiving-country governments to justify the curtailment of employment and labor rights for unauthorized migrant workers. In an advisory opinion issued September 17, 2003, entitled, Legal Status and Rights of Undocumented Migrants, the court concluded that employment and labor rights must extend to all workers equally, regardless of their immigration status. This conclusion represents a significant expansion of labor and employment rights for unauthorized workers within the international legal community.
Migrant children fleeing violence in their native countries have experienced severe psychological trauma before and after entering the country when we separated them from their families and placed them in detention facilities, and some families remain separated.
Scholars discuss the most significant immigration-related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, their ramifications, and what to expect in 2020.
Experts discuss legal developments and related ramifications one year after President Trump declared a national emergency at the U.S. Southern Border with Mexico in order to build a wall.
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