Peter Orner Illegal Immigration Analysis

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Peter Orner 's documentation of undocumented immigrants aims to validate the implications that the lives of these undocumented workers have had their basic human rights violated in some way. In Olga 's telling of her story about her daughter, Victoria experienced countless violations to her basic human rights while she was held in prison. As she was horribly subjected to inhumane treatment, her story now serves as a testament to the prison system, that any transgender person will not be subjected to the same treatment that Victoria faced. As a human, no one should be treated inhumanely, or denied any rights due to gender, citizenship, or even as a person who violated the law. Victoria is not a criminal and did not deserve to be treated or denied …show more content…
Vica had gotten booked and detained and sent to the county jail for failing to show up at her court hearing. She then wrote her mother and told her, that Immigration has come to see her, to detain her. She then transferred to the San Pedro Detention Center. Olga was dismayed by the whole turn of events. She was so worried about her daughter, and would send her as much money as she could. Vica’s main priority was to get her AIDS medicine for her treatment. “When Vica called me, she would tell me they treated her and the other transgender detainees very badly…. And she would call and tell me they wouldn’t give her medical care. She was scared because they weren’t giving her the medication she needed.” (Orner 111) Vica was horribly mistreated in the jail, not only by the other prisoners but the employees at the prison too. Her rights were taken away from her, and she could hardly do anything about it in her condition. The prison was trying to kill her. Many of her human rights were violated, including her right to receive proper care and medication. Article 8 states, Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law. Vica got denied all of her rights because she identified as a transgendered

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