January 30, 2020
- Camilo Montoya-Galvez, “U.S. to Require Brazilian Asylum-Seekers to Wait in Mexico for Court Hearings” (CBS News, January 30, 2020).
The move to send Portuguese-speaking migrants to Mexico represents the latest expansion of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program
- Jimmy Alvarado, “La Onu Propuso una Cicies Como la de Guatemala y Bukele Prefirio la de la Oea” (El Faro (El Salvador), January 30, 2020).
Naciones Unidas propuso una Cicíes con más márgenes de maniobra para apoyar a la Fiscalía en la investigación de casos de corrupción, pero el gobierno de Nayib Bukele prefirió el modelo de la OEA, que a la fecha se limita a dar “asesorías técnicas” y no investiga
El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
- Sandra Cuffe, “How the U.S. Is Enlisting Central America in Its Asylum Crackdown” (The Intercept, January 30, 2020).
MPP may be the most visible way the U.S. government blocks people from setting foot on U.S. soil, but there are many other forms of border externalization
- Eric L. Olson, Adriana Beltran, “Finding New Light in Honduras” (Seattle International Foundation, Washington Office on Latin America, Univision, January 30, 2020).
Efforts to fight corruption in Honduras have been undermined after the elimination of the MACCIH and impunity is likely to continue into the foreseeable future
- “Autoridades de Chiapas Rescatan a 292 Migrantes; Dijeron Que Pagaron 100 Mil Pesos para Llegar a Puebla” (SinEmbargo (Mexico), January 30, 2020).
Los migrantes viajaban a bordo dos tractocamiones
- Carrie Kahn, “Migrants in Mexico Face Crackdown, but Officials Say They’re Being ‘Rescued’” (National Public Radio, January 30, 2020).
“Assisted returns” means deported — but much of the official language referring to migration in Mexico remains euphemistic, critics say
- “Ong Podran Entrar a Estaciones Migratorias el 1 de Febrero: Inm” (Animal Politico (Mexico), January 30, 2020).
“Las citas programadas corresponden a 10 organizaciones que ya tenían agendada su visita a las sedes migratorias en los últimos días de enero”
- Julia Barajas, “This Priest Stood Up for Central American Migrants. Has He Turned His Back on Them?” (The Los Angeles Times, January 30, 2020).
Solalinde said the National Guard was simply fulfilling a “security mission.” Had it happened under previous governments, he said, “there would have been fatalities”
- Mathieu Tourliere, “El Muro Invisible de Donald Trump” (Proceso (Mexico), January 30, 2020).
“Si se concretara que los mexicanos terminen en Guatemala, le llamaría la ‘cereza de este pastel inhumano’ de las políticas migratorias de Trump que ahora nos tocarían de manera más explícita”, opina el doctor Tonatiuh Guillén López
- Jeremy Kryt, “Mexican Narcos, More Brazen by the Day, Land Coke Plane on a Highway and Shoot a General” (The Daily Beast, January 30, 2020).
Traffic was backed up for miles early Monday morning in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo after drug traffickers landed a twin engine prop plane on Highway 307, near the resort town of Bacalar
Mexico, U.S.-Mexico Border
- David Agren, “Remain in Mexico: 80% of Migrants in Trump Policy Are Victims of Violence” (The Guardian (Uk), January 30, 2020).
A staggering 80% of asylum seekers sent to Mexico to await US court hearings report being victims of violence, according a survey by Doctors Without Borders
- Rafael Carranza, “Federal Judge in Tucson Weighs More Oversight for Border Patrol Detention Facilities” (The Arizona Republic, January 30, 2020).
Of the 63,490 people that the Tucson Sector processed in Fiscal Year 2019, which ended in September, about one out of every five (12,030 total) was held for longer than 72 hours
- Julián Aguilar, “Migrants, Advocates Mark the Anniversary Of “Remain in Mexico” With Fear, Anger and Trepidation” (The Texas Tribune, January 30, 2020).
As lawmakers, immigration attorneys and advocates call for the end of the Migrant Protection Protocols, the Department of Homeland Security announced it would expand to include Brazilians