LAWG Event: 6/20 Migrants and Human Rights on the U.S.-Mexico Border

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Please join the Latin America Working Group Education Fund, the National Immigration Law Center,
ACLU-NM Regional Center for Border Rights, and Programa de Defensa e Incidencia Binacional for

Migrants and Human Rights on the U.S.-Mexico Border:

Perspectives from Mexico’s Northern Border


Lizeth Martínez Torres
Fundamental Human Rights in Action, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
 (Derechos Humanos Integrales en Acción, A.C.)

Perla Del Ángel
Migrant Resource Center, Agua Prieta, Sonora
(Centro de Recursos para Migrantes)

José Moreno Mena and Esmeralda Flores 
Coalition for the Defense of Migrants, Tijuana, Baja California
(Coalición Pro Defensa del Migrante, A.C.)

Thursday, June 20th
10:00 am-12: 00pm
AFL-CIO –President’s room
815 16th Street Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20005

Event will be held in Spanish and English with simultaneous interpretation provided.

Each year, migrant rights centers and shelters in cities at Mexico’s northern border receive thousands of migrants, many of whom have been deported from the U.S. only hours earlier.  These centers serve as an important refuge for migrants who find themselves in unknown or unsafe cities and vulnerable to targeted violence and exploitation by organized crime and unscrupulous authorities. These shelters and centers also provide a first line of assistance to the growing ranks of migrants who are forcibly separated from their U.S. citizen children through deportation, and who struggle to be reunited with their children.

At this event, speakers will present findings from a multi-year documentation initiative conducted by migrant rights center and shelters in cities across the U.S.-Mexico border. Their findings provide insight for the current immigration reform debate by shedding light on the real-life implications of immigration and border policy for migrants at the border, including family separation and how apprehension, detention, and deportation processes place migrants at a heightened risk of human and civil right violations by authorities on both sides of the border and by organized crime.

Space is limited. Click here to RSVP

For questions please contact Ruth I. Robles at