Crossing Mexico, migrants from Central America encounter one of the world's most dangerous migrant routes. Facing all kinds of violence, including torture and illegal detentions. Increased security and militarization augmented the danger. The Mexico's Southern Border Plan resulted in increased deportations, sending people back to the violence in their countries. We pressure the Mexican government to stop human rights violations of the migrants and guarantee their safety.
Each year, 400,000 people - most from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala - cross Mexico, fleeing violence, extreme poverty and threats from criminal gangs. Two- thirds of them suffer violence crossing Mexico, such as extorsion, threats, torture and illegal detentions by Mexican government officials. They also risk being robbed, raped, kidnapped or even killed by criminal organizations. Women are vulnerable to trafficking. Many people get deported before having the opportunity to ask for asylum.
We document human rights violations of migrants, mainly cases of torture and illegal detentions, and provide legal orientation. To increase their security when passing through Mexico we act as human rights observers in the recent migrants' caravans and perform advocacy with the Mexican government. Also, we disseminate information about the problem's migrants face because when visibility decreases, the migrant's vulnerability increases. Moreover, we provide information to migrants on their rights
We contribute to ensure the safety and human dignity of the migrants and refugees that cross Mexico. We seek that they are aware of their rights and apply for asylum when necessary. Migrants who have been tortured and are wrongfully detained will have proof of this grave violation and we will accompany their fight for justice and freedom.