The NLG has released the report, Stranded: Forced Migration, Illegal Barriers to Asylum, and the Humanitarian Crisis in Tijuana, documenting human rights abuses of migrants observed during a March 2019 NLG International Committee fact-finding delegation. The team traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, California with the aim of investigating and illuminating the injustices and human rights violations confronting asylum-seekers and their advocates in Tijuana.
(Photo: A portion of the documents leaked to NBC San Diego listing targeted journalists, activists, and an attorney.) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org TIJUANA, Mexico—Leaked US-Mexican government documents revealed both governments are maintaining a secret database targeting at least 59 journalists, activists, and an attorney as part of an intelligence-gathering mission under “Operation Secure Line,” […]
This letter was initiated by representatives of the Women’s Committee of the Central American Exodus with the support of activists from the U.S., El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico and was hand delivered by the authors to Mexican President López Obrador on January 7, 2019. Organizations may still show support by signing on by filling out […]
Image: Tents of hunger striking asylum seekers at the border. The tent on the left reads one of their demands, “#2: Que se facilite el proceso legal del asilo USA / #2: That the legal process for US asylum be facilitated.” The tent on the right reads, “Estamos en huelga de hambre / We are […]
UPDATE: Watch the full recording of the webinar below! Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – 4 PM (ET) / 1 PM (PT) REGISTER: bit.ly/CaravanWebinar Thousands of Central American migrants are currently traveling through Mexico, seeking safety to the north. Many are traveling in family groups with small children. What factors lead so many to make this […]
Contact: email@example.com, 212-679-5100, ext. 15 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2018 TIJUANA, Mexico—Since last Thursday, a Central American exodus of 4,000-5,000 asylum seekers have been arriving at the Tijuana/San Ysidro Port of Entry. The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and Al Otro Lado (AOL) are mobilizing legal support on both sides of the border to help […]
The following is a press release issued by asylum seekers of the Central American Exodus the day after Border Patrol fired migrants, including children, with teargas on 11/26. Scroll below the PDF to read the transcribed press release. Download the PDF file . PRESS RELEASE AND DEMANDS BY CENTRAL AMERICAN EXODUS November 27th / Tijuana, […]
By Isabella Fernandez, Rodrigo Juarez, and Juliann Peebles, NLG Portland Chapter Following the summer of 2014, the Obama Administration contracted two for-profit prison corporations, CCA and GEO Group, Inc. to open and operate detention centers that detain family units of women and children, mostly asylum seekers from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. These countries have […]