WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
27 Jan 2020 | Podcast

A Week on the Border: Observing the Consequences of Remain in Mexico


The U.S. policy of “Remain in Mexico,” building the border wall, and the overall criminalization of Central American migrants and asylum seekers has produced a number of human rights, economic, security, and administrative consequences on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. During the week of January 20th, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) staff and partners visited El Paso and Ciudad Juarez in order to observe and document the state of migration and migrant rights at the border.

This interview was conducted with Adam Isacson, WOLA Director for Defense Oversight, in the early morning hours after a number of visits with U.S. Border Patrol, migrant shelters, and civil society partners who work on behalf of migrant rights.

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