The human rights model focuses on the inherent dignity and worth of the human being. Stateless persons in the United States, as well as all other human beings are entitled to all of the human rights and fundamental freedom protected by the International Bill of Human Rights.
Statelessness is human rights issue. Those of us who happen to be stateless by not of the fault of our own, are fed up with being treated by the US Government and the society we live in as if we do not exist or as if we are aliens from outer space. We are human beings with equal value, claiming equal rights according to Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, to be recognized as legal citizens in the country we live in, the United States of America.
The problem is that our politicians and other decision makers do not realize the consequences and madness associated with statelessness and they do not want to take action accordingly to protect, prevent and reduce statelessness in our country.
The discrimination against stateless persons on the basis of having no citizenship or nationality is a violation of the inherent dignity and worth of the human person. We should recognize the need to promote and protect the human rights of stateless persons in the United States. We should be concern that stateless persons in the United States continue to face barriers in their participation as equal members of society and violations of their human rights. We should recognize that stateless persons are often at greater risk, both within and outside the violence, and are part of vulnerable population. Stateless persons should have full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Stateless person like myself who applied for asylum in the United States and did not have fair trial that resulted in deportation procedure should allow to have his case to be reopened. The American Convention on Human Rights recognizes the “right to seek, and be granted asylum” and “prohibits refoulement” (1984).
Cartagena Declaration on Refugees states: “Persons who have fled their country because their lives, safety or freedom have been threatened by generalized violence, foreign aggression, internal conflicts, massive violation of human rights or other circumstances which have seriously disturbed public order.”