This May, WOLA together with seven other civil society organizations presented a document calling on U.S. and regional officials to improve protections for migrants and refugees in Central America and Mexico. While the document includes alternatives to making the dangerous journey to the U.S. border, it emphasizes that protection at the U.S. border is equally important, and that a “safe, fair, orderly and humane asylum process should be fully and immediately restored.”
The document’s recommendations are broken up into six sections focusing on steps to::
The Biden administration is continuing to develop a strategy to address the root causes of migration forcing many to flee their homes. However, for those already making the journey and who cannot afford to wait, these recommendations act as guidance to ensure their safety, humane treatment, and an infrastructure capable of accommodating them and guaranteeing their human rights.
Read the document in full here.