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Facing Walls: USA and Mexico’s violation of the rights of asylum seekers

An already dangerous journey for tens of thousands of refugees has become deadlier thanks to President Trump’s Executive Order on border control and immigration as well as entrenched reckless practices in Mexico, Amnesty International said in a new report based on intensive investigations on both sides of the border.

January 24, 2019 • Press Release

Amnesty International and National Immigrant Justice Center Send Senior Leadership Delegation to US-Mexico Border

Amnesty International and the National Immigrant Justice Center are sending an international delegation of senior leadership to monitor the impact of US policy on asylum seekers and migrants traveling to the US-Mexico border. The delegation will be traveling from January 27 to 31. They will be meeting with Mexican and US authorities, documenting conditions at shelters in Tijuana for families and individuals whom the US had denied access to asylum protections, and meeting with non-governmental organizations directly working with asylum-seekers and migrants in El Paso.

September 13, 2018 • Press Release

United States / Mexico: Possible deportation fund between USA and Mexico is shameful business

The Trump administration´s intentions to pay the Mexican government millions of dollars to deport irregular migrants is risky business that must not be permitted, said Amnesty International today. This came in response to a New York Times article printed 13 September detailing $20 million dollars of foreign assistance proposed by the Trump administration to US Congress for the deportation of at least 17,000 irregular migrants by the Mexican government.

April 26, 2018 • Press Release

Americas: Amnesty International monitors treatment of asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

On Thursday 26 April, Amnesty International raised a billboard at the San Ysidro Port of Entry (POE) on the US–Mexico border in Tijuana, with a message reminding US and Mexican authorities of their obligations to facilitate asylum claims and to respect the universal human right of all people to seek asylum in other countries. The …


Remembering Herman Wallace (1941 – 2013)

Today is a day of mourning... but it is also a moment to remind ourselves that, to truly honor Herman’s legacy, we have to channel those feelings into action

Advocacy and GR

Human Rights on Capitol Hill February Edition

PDF version: Human Rights on Capitol Hill February Human Rights on Capitol Hill published by Amnesty International USA  February 7, 2019  In this edition of Human Rights on Capitol Hill: 1) Congress Must Not Fund the President’s Border Wall, Increase Border Militarization or Expand Immigration Detention Beds 2) Amnesty International Delegation Documents Effects of Remain in …

February 5, 2019 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Response to 2019 State of the Union

The following can be attributed to Joanne Lin, national director of advocacy and government relations at Amnesty International USA: “Tonight’s State of the Union was just another opportunity for the president to peddle his politics of hate and fear to a captive audience. He has emboldened despotic regimes around the world by turning a blind …

January 19, 2019 • Press Release

Trump’s Unacceptable Proposal on Border Fails to Protect Human Rights

The president’s proposal fails to provide adequate protection for Dreamers and TPS recipients. A temporary three-year extension of status is not a permanent legislative solution.

Advocacy and GR

Human Rights on Capitol Hill January Edition

Human Rights on Capitol Hill January Human Rights on Capitol Hill published by Amnesty International USA  January 16, 2019  In this edition of Human Rights on Capitol Hill: 1) Amnesty International USA Urges Congress to Protect the Human Rights of Refugees by Declining Funding for the President’s Border Wall 2) During Trip to the Middle …

November 26, 2018 • Press Release

US government endangers asylum seekers with unlawful policies

Unlawful US border policies are leaving thousands of asylum seekers stranded in Mexico, where they are facing threats of deportation to their countries of origin, where they potentially face serious harm, Amnesty International said today following a research mission last week. Conditions could only worsen under a reported deal between both countries that, if agreed, …