Human Rights and Immigration Ethics

This page revised April 22, 2013

Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
      Universal Declaration of Human Rights (two-page Word document)
      Main Themes in the Universal Declaration (brief discussion by Dr. Garrett)
Other Key Documents Related to Human Rights
      The Charter for Compassion (Ask Dr. Garrett why this is included.)
Rights (Basic Concepts) and Rights Related Terms (handout)
Martha Nussbaum on Capabilities and Human Rights
How to Argue and Not to Argue for New Rights (Examples)

The Immigration Issue

Interfaith Immigration Coalition, Myths and Facts about Immigration
American Immigration Council, Immigration Policy Center: Immigration Reform
American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU Statement on Immigration Reform
Unitarian Universalist Association, Immigration Policy Materials
Libertarian Perspectives on Immigration (wikipedia article)
Immigration Reform Now
9500 Liberty (preview) (of DVD film to be shown in class), Discussion Guide for 9500 Liberty
The Other Side of Immigration (preview)
J. Bustelo, Immigration Reform: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Maria Hinojosa et al., Frontline special, "Lost in Detention" (aired October 18, 2011)
"Need to Know" (PBS), Crossing the Line at the Border (aired April 2012)
Snagfilms, La Caminata (2009) (short film from Mexico) (link added 11/4/11)
389 Miles "Living the Border" (2012)
      (56-minute film, interviews with representative people "living" the U.S.-Mexican border)
Center for American Progress, Life as an Undocumented Immigrant
      — How Restrictive Local Immigration Policies Affect Daily Life (March 26, 2012)
Altopolimigra, Report Critical of S-COMM Program
No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes, Culture of Cruelty (Report)
Border Angels/Angeles de la Frontera
Materials on the DREAM Act
The Dream Is Now! (30 minute video) (group run by DREAM-Act-eligible young people)