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Brand new US border policy positions risk to fundamental rights, warns UN’s Türk

His call follows upon from the UN refugee agency’s ( UNHCR call at the end of last week   for the management to think again, and meet up with international human rights standards.  

Fast-track expulsion

“Rather than vilifying them and stripping them associated with long-recognized rights, we should be trying to govern migration humanely plus safely with full regard for the human rights of every individual. ” The particular move will permit the “fast-track expulsion to Mexico” of 30, 000 Venezuelans, Haitians, Cubans and Nicaraguans each month, the UN rights chief maintained. The High Office welcomed the extension of the US so-called “humanitarian parole” program to include nationals of Cuba, Haiti and Nicaragua – in addition to Venezuelans.

Asylum and protection

He added that limiting humanitarian parole for some, “cannot be considered a replacement for upholding the legal rights of all to seek protection of their human rights”. He explained that Title 42 has already been used by US immigration officials second . 5 million times in the southern border, to expel people to Mexico or their house country, without assessing exactly what risks they faced due to being returned. Mr. Türk pressured that seeking asylum “is a human right, no matter a person’s origin, migration status, nor how they arrived at an international border. ” “These measures appear to be at variance with the prohibition of collective expulsion and the principle associated with non-refoulement, ” the OHCHR chief said.

Parole’s no replacement

Taking aim on the expected rise in so-called “expedited removals” from the United States, Mister. Türk also criticised the particular intention to use the COVID pandemic-related Title 42 community health order even more than today. “We hear a great deal of talk about immigration crises, but in reality, it really is those migrating who often are the ones truly within crisis”, said the High Commissioner. Those many in need of asylum, and those in vulnerable situations are improbable to meet the restrictive needs to be granted humanitarian parole, including having a financial bring in in the US, he noted. But he insisted that the measure “should not come on the expense of fundamental human rights, including the right to look for asylum and the right to an individual assessment of protection needs”.


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