$1000 and $500 Prizes

This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation (khref.org) is offering a $1000 first prize and a $500 second prize to high school students in the United States judged to have written the best answers to the following question:

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claims:
“U.S. government policies continue to sanction [i.e. condone or permit] human rights violations against immigrants.” *  

Do you think the ACLU is right?  
If so what policies, laws or other factors (political, economic, cultural, etc.) are responsible for the violations and what actions should be employed to end them?  
If you think the ACLU is wrong, explain why it is wrong.   

Deadline:   December 10, 2018 (Human Rights Day).  Submissions should be between 1000 and 2500 words and must include a cover page with the: title of the essay, author’s name, name and address of the high school, name of a teacher or administrator at the high school, author’s grade level, date submitted, and the following signed statement: “I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay.” Essays may be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to: kemperhumanrights@gmail.com or by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850.  Awards:  Winners will be announced, and awards presented on January 14, 2019.   Criteria:   Essays will be judged according to how clearly and well they answer the question posed and the extent to which they are supported by research.


184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850, Url: khref.org, 203-855-9322