Human Rights articles

Study finds 5 million children of undocumented immigrants put at-risk of entering child welfare system

LatinaLista — One of the major arguments for the immediate necessity of passing comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) is the fact that current policy is separating families. U.S.-born children are left behind when an undocumented parent(s) is/are captured and deported. Now, a new report, the first of a series of papers entitled Caught Between Systems: The

Special Report reveals ICE’s gross treatment of immigrants suffering from mental disabilities

LatinaLista — Texas Appleseed, a public interest law center working for greater educational, economic and social justice through research, advocacy and pro bono partnerships recently released a study based on a year-long review of the immigration court and detention system in Texas. It follows the national Appleseed study, Assembly Line Injustice: Blueprint to Reform America’s

While nation obsesses over “eating healthy,” little thought spared for farmworkers’ hardships

LatinaLista — Eating healthy is all the rage these days in light of the exploding rates of obesity occurring across the nation. As anyone knows, eating healthy doesn’t just mean throwing less salt on our mashed potatoes or ripping open one less packet of sugar or even choosing foods whose labels tout them as non-fat.

Too many global communities still lack access to clean water or basic sanitation

LatinaLista — It’s being reported by relief workers in Haiti that the lack of clean water and proper sewage could prove to be even more devastating than the initial earthquake. The lack of both of these essentials could cause widespread disease that could kill hundreds. Unfortunately, Haiti isn’t the only place on the planet facing

Prayer campaign for Juarez, Mexico winds down as violence heats up

LatinaLista — A day hasn’t gone by lately when Juarez, Mexico isn’t in the news. The latest sad tale to come from Mexico’s most violent city, and the most violent city in the world outside a war zone, is the senseless ambush of U.S. Consulate employees who were in separate cars with their children, and