Monday, February 22, 2021

Human Rights Watch -- US: Take New Approach at Mexico Border

 

Human Rights Watch released a video recommending that the Biden administration should move swiftly to ensure fair, dignified, and humane treatment of asylum seekers and migrants at the border. The video follows a family still separated after almost two years under the “Remain in Mexico” program, also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).

The video follows one family from El Salvador – Alejandro, Juliza, and their infant son, Anderson – who were separated at the border in 2019. US officials forced Alejandro to wait in Mexico while eight-months pregnant Juliza continued alone to claim asylum in the United States, where she was welcomed by the Iowa City Catholic Worker, a Gamaliel affiliate. Returned to one of the most dangerous cities in Mexico, Alejandro was kidnapped and abused, treatment that has become very common for migrants and asylum seekers in Mexico.

KJ

 

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2021/02/human-rights-watch-us-take-new-approach-at-mexico-border.html

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