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Incomprehensible: Indigenous Immigrants Screwed Because of Bad Translations

Rick Kearns - Indian Country Today
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July 30, 2015





Many Indigenous immigrants from Mexico and Central America, including unaccompanied children, are not able to understand their rights or present their case for asylum to United States officials due to a lack of appropriate language assessment, leading to no translation, which is in violation of an Executive Order and their rights to due process according to advocates in Arizona.

In late May and June, indigenous rights advocates from Tucson, Arizona issued declarations and an in-depth study of the problems facing indigenous immigrants who enter into the U.S. Immigration system.

Every year several thousand indigenous immigrants find themselves lost in a bewildering and sometimes abusive system that breaks up families, destroys lives and sends people back to their home countries where they often face more violence according to the advocates.

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