Human Rights Groups Condemn Mexico for Crackdown on Central American Migrants

By Democracy Now

 

HAVANA TIMES – Human rights groups are condemning the Mexican government for its crackdown on Central Americans who travel through Mexico in route to seek asylum in the United States.

Mexico has deported over 2,000 Central Americans over the last two weeks and has temporarily suspended all NGOs and faith organizations from accessing detention centers.

This is Tania Reneaum of Amnesty International.

Tania Reneaum: “We are talking about the signals that are given that give clear indicators of a migrant policy that does not respect human rights, which also goes with the xenophobic policy of President Trump’s ideology.”

This comes as the Trump administration says it will expand the “Remain in Mexico” policy to Brazilian asylum seekers, who will now be forced to await their U.S. court dates in Mexico. Sixty thousand asylum seekers have already been subjected to the “Remain in Mexico” policy, where Doctors Without Borders says 80% of them report being victims of violence.



One thought on “Human Rights Groups Condemn Mexico for Crackdown on Central American Migrants

  • Everything is crazy now, the whole World ? is being divided beyond repair…

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day
Picture 1 of 1

A Little Fisherman in Gibara, Holguin, Cuba.  By Glenda Boran (Canada).  Camera: Samsung Galaxy S8

Submit your pictures to our Photo of the Day section
You don’t have to be a professional photographer, just send an image (in black and white or color), with a photo caption indicating where it was taken (city and country), type of camera or cell you used, and a small description about it.
Note: it is better for our format if you send horizontal orientation pictures. Even square will work but vertical is a problem.
Send your picture with your name and birth country, or where you reside, to this email address: [email protected]