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Urgent Action: National Guard Harasses Migrant Shelter (Mexico: UA 93.19)

July 2, 2019

Since the National Guard was deployed in Mexico with a new role addressing migration-related issues, Amnesty International has seen concerning behaviors that could put at risk the rights of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and human rights defenders. On 23 June, 6 officers attempted to raid, without warrant or legal cause, the migrant shelter CAME, in the northern state of Sonora, and harassed human rights defenders working there. It is urgent to put a stop to a situation that threatens the rights of people working at and being protected by migrant shelters across the country.

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador Presidente Constitucional de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos Palacio Nacional Edificio 10, Planta baja Colonia Centro, Delegación Cuauhtémoc CP 06060 Ciudad de México, México. Twitter: @lopezobrador_
Ambassador Martha Bárcena Coqui Embassy of Mexico 1911 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20006 Phone: 202 728 1600 Email: [email protected] Twitter: @Martha_Barcena @EmbamexEUA Facebook: @EmbamexEUA Instagram: @embamexeua Salutation: Dear Ambassador

Dear Mr. President, I have been made aware that on 23 June 2019, six elements of the National Guard attempted to raid, without warrant or legal cause, the migrant shelter Centro de Atención al Migrante Exodus (CAME) in Agua Prieta, Sonora state. They also harassed the human rights defenders working there. I urge you to order the immediate removal of the National Guard of duties related to migration and to ensure the protection of all rights of migrants and asylum seekers in Mexican territory and of the human rights defenders that keep them safe. Sincerely, ADDITIONAL RESOURCES