08/16/2018

Urgent Action: US-Mexico Asylum Deal Would Put Many at Risk (Mexico: UA 150.18)


In recent closed-door discussions, the US and Mexico are considering declaring Mexico a “safe third country”. This would block all asylum seekers passing through Mexico from seeking protection in US and force them to stay in dangerous and under-equipped Mexico. This deal could be agreed in coming weeks putting thousands at risk.

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In recent closed-door discussions, the US and Mexico are considering declaring Mexico a “safe third country”. This would block all asylum seekers passing through Mexico from seeking protection in US and force them to stay in dangerous and under-equipped Mexico. This deal could be agreed in coming weeks putting thousands at risk.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging Mexican authorities to refuse to sign a “safe third country” agreement with the US;
  • Calling on the US State Department to halt any bilateral diplomatic discussions on a “safe third country” agreement with Mexico;
  • Urging the US Department of Homeland Security to desist from promoting a “safe third country” agreement with Mexico and ensure people seeking asylum are allowed entry into the US.

Contact these two officials by 27 September, 2018:
Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs
Luis Vidergaray
Plaza Júarez No. 20, Piso 22
Delegación Cuauhtémoc,
06010 Ciudad de México, México
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @LVidegaray           

Salutation: Dear Foreign Minister

Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez,
Embassy of Mexico
1911 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202 728 1600
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @GERONIMO__GF
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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