The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday released a report titled "U.S. Human Rights Abuse Against Refugees and Immigrants: Truth and Facts."
The report shows the United States' record on the issue of refugees and immigrants by reviewing events in the past and present within the U.S. and beyond.
The fact-based report unveils the "lies and double standards" on the issue of refugees and immigrants in the U.S., which claims itself to be a "beacon of democracy."
The U.S. is a nation of immigrants. Ever since colonial times, immigrants from around the world have come to the country in waves. However, the history of U.S. treatment of immigrants is one rife with"inhumane tragedies" such as discrimination, exclusion, arrest, detention, expulsion and a litany of human rights abuses, the report claims.
The recent years have witnessed one humanitarian disaster after another caused by the U.S. government on refugees and immigrants going to the country, it adds.
In 2019, over 1,000 children were still separated from their parents, and 20 percent of them were under the age of five, according to the report. Records show that among the 266,000 migrant children held in government custody in recent years, more than 25,000 have been detained for longer than 100 days, nearly 1,000 for more than a year and at least three for over five years, it adds.
It points out that "serious discrimination" in American society against immigrants and their descendants still remains, adding that "Asia hate" has been particularly prominent in recent years.
According to a 2022 survey by Stop AAPI Hate, the non-profit organization had reported 11,467 hate incidents targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders over the past two years.