Mexico records more than 2,000 migrant disappearances
A Mexican human rights agency has filed a report indicating that more than 2,000 migrants have disappeared in Mexican territory. “The gravity of the human rights violations against the migrant population is overwhelming.” These abuses are the outcome of Mexico of following suit with the US’s strategy of managing migration flows with militarization. The Biden Administration has redoubled emphasize on Mexican border and immigration controls that will likely only worsen this situation. We hope that both countries can remedy their structural problems.
Arizona Governor sends National Guard troops to the border
Governor Ducey declared a state of emergency and sent troops to the the US-Mexico border in Arizona on April 21. This action escalates the already over-militarized conditions at the border, endangering migrants as well as every other person present at the border. We would much rather see political will to create legal pathways and increase personnel responsible for processing individuals at ports of entry.
More than 101,800 migrants expelled to Mexico in March under Title 42
It’s been over one year since the US leveraged a little-known health statute called Title 42 to turn migrants away without due process. The Biden Administration has continued to implement Title 42 along the US-Mexico reputation, casting asylum seekers into danger and uncertainty during an ongoing public health crisis. The numbers of migrants affected by this approach has only been growing in recent months.
Investigation shows that as many as 10-17% of “unaccompanied” minors in US custody were separated from relatives.
Independent reports show that a substantial portion of the 11,900 in HHS shelters were separated from a relative by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CPB). CPB says they do not track such separations.