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November 23, 2020 • Post

Amnesty International Files Brief in Support of Challenge to Draconian “Remain in Mexico” Policy

Today, Amnesty International USA filed a brief in support of a new lawsuit (Immigrant Defenders Law Center v.Wolf) challenging the “Remain in Mexico” policy, which has sent over 65,000 people to danger and precarity in Mexico – where they are now waiting indefinitely given the COVID-19 pandemic. Amnesty’s brief, drafted by pro bono firm Wilkinson …

February 28, 2020 • Press Release

The U.S. Government Should Reverse the Remain in Mexico Policy

Responding to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s ruling upholding the preliminary injunction halting the Trump administration’s so-called “Remain in Mexico” policy — under which the U.S. government forcibly returns asylum-seekers to Mexico indefinitely while they ask for asylum in the U.S. — Amnesty International USA’s advocacy director for the Americas, Charanya …

February 23, 2020 • Advocacy and GR

After Tour & Briefing of Secretive Remain in Mexico Court, Amnesty International USA & Other Rights Groups Demand Answers

On Friday, February 21, 2020, Amnesty International USA, the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, the American Immigration Council, Lawyers for Good Government, Human Rights First, and Texas Civil Rights Project jointly sent a letter expressing our grave concerns following a January 2020 tour and briefing at a secretive new tent court in Laredo, Texas, which was …

January 24, 2020 • Press Release

Anniversary of the implementation of so-called ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy marks rampant rights abuses

Wednesday, January 29 marks one year since the Trump administration implemented an unprecedented program disingenuously titled the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as “Remain in Mexico,” under which the U.S. government forcibly returns people to Mexico while they ask for asylum in the U.S.  Since last January, close to 60,000 people who arrived at …

November 19, 2019 • Advocacy and GR

Amnesty International Statement for Hearing on “Examining the Human Rights and Legal Implications of DHS’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy”

For PDF, please click here. November 18, 2019   Rep. Kathleen Rice Chair   Rep. Clay Higgins Ranking Member   House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations   RE: Amnesty International Statement for Hearing on “Examining the Human Rights and Legal Implications of DHS’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy”   On behalf …

June 27, 2019 • Advocacy and GR

Amnesty International Supports Challenge to “Remain in Mexico” Policy, Describing Dangerous Conditions Asylum-Seekers Face in Mexico

Read the brief here: 2019.06.26 Amnesty International Amicus Brief in Innovation Law Lab v. McAleenan Amnesty International, along with other rights groups, filed a brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Innovation Law Lab v. McAleenan supporting the challenge to the so-called “Migrant Protection Protocols.” The brief draws upon Amnesty …

May 7, 2019 • Press Release

Remain in Mexico Plan Must Not Stand

Reacting to news that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has halted the district court’s injunction of the Remain in Mexico plan, Charanya Krishnaswami, advocacy director for the Americas at Amnesty International USA, issued this statement:

April 8, 2019 • Press Release

Federal Court Orders U.S. to Abandon ‘Remain in Mexico’ Plan

A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” plan, temporarily blocking the policy. Also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, this plan forces asylum-seekers who have reached the US from Mexico to stay in Mexico while their claims are reviewed and decided, which could take months or years.

February 28, 2019 • Press Release

Expansion of Remain in Mexico Plan Could Put Lives at Risk

Reports indicate that the Remain in Mexico plan, also known as Migrant Protection Protocols, will soon be implemented in parts of California, New Mexico, and Texas. This plan forces asylum-seekers to stay in Mexico while their claims are reviewed. It is being implemented alongside ongoing large-scale illegal pushbacks at the border.

December 20, 2018 • Press Release

Remain in Mexico Plan Could Prove Deadly to Vulnerable Families

In response to a negotiated deal between the United States and Mexico that would require people to remain in Mexico while their claims to seek protection are processed in the United States, Amnesty International executive director Margaret Huang issued this statement: “This deal is a stark violation of international law, flies in the face of …