Immigration and Farm Labor: From Unauthorized to H-2A for Some?

Although immigrant workers have long been employed on U.S. farms, shifting migration patterns and employer labor strategies are reshaping the agricultural workforce. Migration from Mexico to the United States has slowed with the the 2008–09 recession, improving conditions in rural Mexico, and stepped-up border enforcement.



Mexico: false suspicions: arbitrary detentions by police in Mexico

In this report, Amnesty International researched the way in which arrests by police forces in Mexico occur, specifically, when the authorities alleged that they arrest a person in flagrante delicto; that is, at the time when a crime was being committed. We found that, in Mexico, the arrests of people who were allegedly committing a crime at the time of the arrest, do not serve as a genuine response to the crimes being committed in the country, but are used by the authorities illegally, mainly against those who face historical situations of discrimination, with a worrying impact on young men living in poverty.

https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/AMR4153402017ENGLISH.PDF https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/AMR4153402017SPANISH.PDF

Enfrentando muros. Violaciones de los derechos de solicitantes de asilo en Estados Unidos y México

Index number: AMR 01/6426/2017. Hundreds of thousands of people flee extreme violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala each year and seek asylum in Mexico and the United States. This briefing analyses the harsh effect that President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on border security will have on these people, as well as the complicit role that the Mexican government plays in pushing people back to danger. Beyond a physical wall, there are a number of inhumane walls that exist and violate international law, including increasing detention of asylum seekers and families, and violations of the non-refoulement principle that effectively return helpless people to life threatening situations.

Informe en español: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/AMR0164262017SPANISH.PDF

Informe en inglés: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/AMR0164262017ENGLISH.PDF

A Revolving Door No More? A Statistical Profile of Mexican Adults Repatriated from the United States

The revolving door of return migration is slowing significantly for Mexican adults deported or voluntarily returned by the U.S. government, with the number intending to attempt re-entry dropping 80 percent between 2005 and 2015. Drawing from an official survey of Mexican returnees, this report explores the years of residence repatriated Mexican adults spent in the United States, time in detention, and minor children left behind.



Advances in U.S.-Mexico Border Enforcement: A Review of the Consequence Delivery System

In its first systematic attempt to track the effectiveness of different removal and enforcement strategies that migrants face after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Border Patrol in fiscal 2011 launched the Consequence Delivery System (CDS). This report examines the strengths and limitations of CDS, and finds that as stricter measures have been implemented, attempted re-entries have fallen.



Veracruz: Reformar el estado de terror mexicano

El tercer estado más poblado de México ha sufrido una ola de violencia sin precedentes. El nuevo gobernador de Veracruz debe cumplir sus promesas de acabar la colusión estado-crimen y la impunidad. Se necesitará un fuerte apoyo internacional para encontrar los cuerpos de los desaparecidos y transformar la policía y la legislatura estatal.



Surviving death: police and military torture of women in mexico

Torture is widespread in Mexico’s “war on drugs”, but the impact on women has been largely ignored or downplayed. This report analyses the stories of 100 women who have reported torture and other forms of violence during arrest and interrogation by police and armed forces. Severe beatings; threats of rape against women and their families; near-asphyxiation, electric shocks to the genitals; groping of breasts and pinching of nipples; rape with objects, fingers, firearms and the penis – these are just some of the forms of violence inflicted on women, in many cases with the intention of getting them to “confess” to serious crimes.



Migrantes en México – Vulnerabilidad y Riesgos

México recibe importantes flujos de migrantes en tránsito, que en su mayoría tienen como destino final os Estados Unidos de América, y de migrantes temporales y transfronterizos. Este estudio explora su vulnerabilidad y exposición a la violencia y violaciones a sus derechos humanos, así como a desastres causados por fenómenos ambientales.



Closed Doors. Mexico’s Failure to Protect Central American Refugee and Migrant Children

The report, “Closed Doors: Mexico’s Failure to Protect Central American Refugee and Migrant Children,” documents wide discrepancies between Mexican law and practice. By law, Mexico offers protection to those who face risks to their lives or safety if returned to their countries of origin. But less than 1 percent of children who are apprehended by Mexican immigration authorities are recognized as refugees, according to Mexican government data.



Situación de derechos humanos en México.

La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) publica hoy este informe basado en la observación realizada durante la visita que tuvo lugar del 28 de septiembre al 2 de octubre de 2015, así como otras visitas de la CIDH y de sus Relatorías Temáticas, en el monitoreo que la Comisión realiza en cumplimiento de su mandato y a través de la utilización de los diversos mecanismos a su alcance, tales como audiencias, procesamiento de medidas cautelares, peticiones y casos. El informe analiza la grave crisis de derechos humanos que atraviesa México, con particular énfasis en desapariciones y desapariciones forzadas, ejecuciones extrajudiciales, tortura, así como la situación de inseguridad ciudadana, el acceso a la justicia e impunidad.