Tuesday, September 20, 2022
New Report by Human Rights First on the Failed Remain in Mexico Program
Human Rights First has released a new report: FATALLY FLAWED: “REMAIN IN MEXICO” POLICY SHOULD NEVER BE REVIVED.
Researchers at HRF worked closely with other nonprofit organizations, conducting interviews and other data about the human rights abuses that took place in the program.
The report details the history of the program and litigation that has followed.
The report has several key findings including:
- The program is fatally flawed and cannot be carried out humanely, safely, or legally.
- Remain in Mexico immigration court hearings remain a due process farce,
with asylum seekers overwhelmingly unable to obtain legal counsel and denied refugee protections.
- People placed in the program have suffered violence by cartels and corrupt
officials, revealing the many dangers of returning asylum seekers to Mexico.
- Remain in Mexico cannot be implemented safely.
For more of the important findings, the full report can be found here.