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Latin American and Caribbean Nations Blast Anti-Immigrant Regulations

United Nations, October 3 (RHC)-- The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) condemned on Thursday at the United Nations the adoption of regulations and measures that criminalize migrants, including those with irregular status.

Cuba, as pro-tempore president of the 33-nation strong bloc, was represented by Rodolfo Reyes, permanent representative at the UN, in the Talks on Migration and Development, Prensa Latina news agency reported.

The Community, founded on December 2011, ratified its call upon all UN member states to put an end to the excessive detention of migrants who have not committed any crime.

The two-day forum called for unconditional respect to the dignity and basic human rights of these persons, regardless of their migratory situation. Reyes called for the elimination of laws that, based on political objectives, discriminate against migrants and encourage human traffic, which ends up in the loss of lives.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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