This past year, the United States saw a surge of children and families from Central America and Mexico arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. While many of these people migrated in order to flee spiraling violence and poverty, the United States responded with increased efforts to detain and deport and deter future immigration, ramping up enforcement efforts both on the U.S.-Mexico border, and supporting increased enforcement at Mexico’s southern border as well. Speakers will discuss the human rights issues associated with increased immigration enforcement and detention in both Mexico and the United States.
Destination Lock-Up: The Detention of Migrants in Mexico and the United States
Sunday, Apr 19, 2015, 2:00 pm