Human Rights & Public Liberties

Human Rights & Public Liberties

Published on: 13 Jan, 2021

The US has been turning back migrants

Published on: 9 August, 2021
Migrants face attacks, threats in Mexico/Aljazeera.

Migrants face attacks, threats in Mexico/Aljazeera.

Approximately 200 Mexican and Central American family members were expelled deep into Mexico on Thursday.

Ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has been turning back migrants who cross over into U.S. territory illegally without giving them the chance to ask for asylum.

A number of migrants have been dropped over the border into cities in Northern Mexico, which are in the grip of organised crime.

Hundreds are now camped out in one of the worst-hit Reynosa, a border city in the northern part of the state of Tamaulipas.

“The Biden administration is apparently looking for new ways to expel people and in the process subject these desperate migrants to additional trauma,” Lee Gelernt, the lead ACLU (The American Civil Liberties Union) lawyer said to Reuters.

Five months ago the US and Mexico abandoned illegal migrants “Tens of thousands of migrant families, including Venezuelans seeking protection from torture, persecution, and arbitrary imprisonment, have been abandoned by the US and Mexican governments to suffer extortion and violence in Mexico,” said José Miguel Vivanco, Americas director at Human Rights Watch in a report published in March 2021.

Aljazeera/Agencies/ Human Rights Watch.