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Families, Rights Groups Demand U.N. Investigate U.S. Police Killings, Protest Suppression

Families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, and Philando Castile Join Forces with Over 600 Groups from over 60 Countries Calling for International Scrutiny Read more >

Forced returns of migrants must be suspended in times of COVID-19

Geneva, 14 May 2020 - The United Nations Network on Migration is concerned by reports of States in many regions using forced return of migrants as a measure in response to COVID-19. Read more >

Human Rights Groups Call Upon U.S. & Mexican Border Region Governments to Ensure Health and Safety of Migrants, Refugees, and Local Communities During this Global Health Crisis

El Paso, TX -- In the last weeks, numerous incidents of COVID-19 infection have been reported in detention centers, migrant camps, and maquiladoras along the US-Mexico border. Read more >

Watchdog Report: May Never Know How Many Children Were Separated

March 18, 2020 (WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Read more >

States must put human rights at the centre of migration policies and debate, UN experts urge

GENEVA (17 December 2019) – States need to place human rights at the core of public policies and debates on migration, and should step up their efforts to combat hate speech, UN human rights experts have stressed in comments marking International Migrants Day on 18 December. Read more >

Rep. Grijalva Leads Members of Congress in Letter Demanding Investigation into Trump's Use of Troops at the Southern Border

(Sept. 23, 2019) WASHINGTON— Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva led 33 House of Representatives colleagues in a letter to Department of Defense Principal Inspector General Glenn A. Read more >

IACHR expresses deep concern about the situation of migrants and refugees in the United States, Mexico and Central America

(July 23, 2019) Washington DC - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its concern about the situation of migrants and refugees in the United States of America, Mexico and Central America, especially the recent policies and measures adopted by the States regarding migration and asylum; securitization, Read more >

STRANDED: Forced Migration, Illegal Barriers to Asylum and the Humanitarian Crisis in Tijuana

Executive Summary:

In March 2019, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) International Committee sent a fact-finding delegation to Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, California, to investigate and illuminate the injustices and human rights violations confronting asylum-seekers and their advocates in Tijuana. Read more >

Menendez Leads Democrats in Marking World Refugee Day with Senate Resolution

WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today led a group of twenty-seven Democratic senators in introducing a Senate Resolution commemorating June 20 Read more >

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Rep. Grijalva Sends Letter to DHS and DOD, Demands Immediate End to Concertina Wire in Nogales

WASHINGTON— Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Department of Defense Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan demanding an immediate end to the use of dangerous concertina wire along the border barrier in downtown Nogales, Arizona. Read more >