The U.S. will be checked for the cases of the human right’s violations later this month. It is highly criticized for Texas center detain immigrant families and two border areas announced they would finish off Mexicans illegally crossing the border. So a United Nations Human Right expert is going to visit U.S.
Jorge Bustamante, the Human Rights Council's independent expert on migrant rights, will "witness first hand the situation of migrants at the borders and in immigration detention facilities," said Yvon Edoumou, a spokesman for the U.N. human rights office in Geneva.
The U.S. government is facilitating the visit, which will take place from April 30 to May 18, Edoumou said.
Bustamante, a Mexican, will discuss migrant issues with American government officials, campaign groups and immigrants during the mission that includes stops in Tucson, Arizona; Austin, Texas; Fort Meyers, Florida; New York; and Washington, D.C.
He also will visit the T. Don Hutto facility - a former prison in Taylor, Texas - that typically houses about 400 non-criminal immigrants awaiting deportation or other outcomes to their immigration cases.
Earlier this month a U.S. district judge said living conditions seemed "questionable" at the facility. Civil liberties and immigration advocates contend families at Hutto are subjected to psychological abuse from guards, inadequate medical care and inhumane conditions and that the facility is run like a prison. They sued federal officials in March on behalf of several children detained at the center.
Bustamante will also examine the U.S.-Mexican border in Nogales, Arizona, and San Diego - two of seven places where U.S. immigration officials announced earlier this week that they would fill in illegal cross-border tunnels to keep smugglers from reopening them.
Bustamante's findings will be presented to the 47-nation rights council at its next session in June.
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