.Our partners at the Latin American Working Group have launched an advocacy campaign to promote human rights in Latin America during the pandemic. It addresses many of the issues discussed in the feature article—deportations, the withholding of resources and aid to countries that do not comply with deportation flights from the U.S. and increasing insecurity and inequality in many Latin American countries.
As a way to begin, we encourage you to sign a letter to President Trump and Acting DHS Secretary opposing deportations during a pandemic given the risks to individuals and communities. The letter also calls for screening and processing those who arrive to the border in a humane and fair way, and to remember our commitment to the most vulnerable. You can find the letter and sign it here. Additionally, we encourage you to follow LAWG’s ongoing campaign to inform the public of what is happening in Latin America and how to speak out against injustices. They offer weekly updates and action items. Learn more here.