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Protect Migrants & Refugees

Encourage approaches that address the root causes of migration and defend the rights and dignity of migrants, refugees, and internally displaced persons.

Protecting Asylum Seekers During a Global Pandemic

On top of the Trump Administration’s ongoing harsh policies turning away asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border, it has now weaponized the COVID-19 public health crisis to close the border to asylum seekers and expel vulnerable individuals, families, and children to Mexico or deport them to their home countries. Here is a recap of what has happened with the policies at the border, what this latest asylum ban means for asylum seekers and migrants, and how we’re pushing back with you.

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Blog Posts

To U.S. Presidential Candidates: How to Address the Plight of Children, Women, and Men Fleeing the Northern Countries of Central America

A Few Do’s and Don’ts Do… Understand that this is a refugee crisis and rescind anti-asylum policies that deny...

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Voces: U.S. and Central American advocates denounce deportations, ACAs, and human rights violations during the pandemic

  LAWG has closely monitored the impact of the Trump Administration’s cruel immigration policies implemented during this global pandemic....

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Protecting Asylum Seekers & Migrants during a Global Pandemic

A lot has happened since the beginning of the year. Unfortunately, not a lot of it is good. On...

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REPORTS

Serve Your People: A Roadmap for Transforming Relations between the United States & the Northern Countries of Central America

Serve Your People provides a roadmap for transforming relations between the United States and the northern countries of Central America....

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Forced Return to Danger: Civil Society Concerns with the Agreements Signed between the United States and Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador

In the Forced Return to Danger report, LAWG and other civil society organizations outline the disturbing impacts of the agreements on asylum...

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Migration Enforcement & access to asylum at Mexico’s southern border

This memo summarizes the recent situation of migration enforcement and access to asylum at Mexico’s southern border, including existing national-level...

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