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21 Advocates Should Use Applicable International Standards to Address Violations of Undocumented Migrant Workers' Rights in the United States

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This chapter provides migrant rights advocates with international legal arguments that can be used to address domestic human rights abuses when domestic law is inadequate and in violation of U.S. treaty obligations. It provides a guide to applicable international law and suggests how these standards may be used to protect migrant workers. The chapter describes the working conditions of undocumented migrants in the United States, highlighting recent violations of their human rights. It then discusses Hoffman Plastics Compounds, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board, decided by U.S. Supreme Court, which limited the rights of undocumented workers. The Supreme Court's decision was based on compatibility of labor and immigration law. It then discusses this law and methods for raising it in the U.S. It focuses on violations of right to organize in order to be free from exploitative conditions, the right to equality before the law, and right to legal recourse.

Keywords: human rights; immigration law; international law; migrant rights advocates; right to equality; undocumented migrant workers; United States



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