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Shahid Haque informs Latinos in Montana about their rights if they encounter local police officers who ask about their immigration status, as well as what to expect if you are ever arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") and placed into deportation proceedings.
We have a broad and diverse immigrant population in Montana -- more than most realize. There are a lot of issues that immigrants face in Montana. Shahid Haque has represented over a thousand Montana immigrants and their families, and has significant knowledge about issued and trends facing immigrants in Montana.

Presentation at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Hosted by the Montana Human Rights Network

MLK Film Festival KING Poster [Cropped]

Today I had the honor of presenting my views about immigrant rights as a human rights issue.  I spoke at a fundraising event hosted by the Montana Human Rights Network, which was held at the Myrna Loy in Helena, Montana.  You can listen to the audio of the event here:

I believe that too often, people tend to view immigration as a purely legal issue, and are quick to classify undocumented immigrants as no different from “criminals” who violate the law.  This simplistic view of immigration fails to take into account the human rights conditions that forcibly displace immigrants and compel them to come to the United States, with or without lawful status.  Individuals who come to the United States under these conditions are not criminals and should not be treated as such.My presentation makes the argument that human rights exist apart from the law, and are not constrained by the law as it stands at any given moment.  Further, because human rights conditions often compel undocumented immigration, the treatment of undocumented immigrants in the United States is also a human rights issue.