WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
5 Sep 2019 | Podcast

WOLA Podcast: The El Paso-Juárez Border

Matt Clausen Reports Back from a Recent Visit

WOLA’s president, Matt Clausen, shares what he saw and heard during a recent delegation to the U.S.-Mexico border at El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. (The visit was organized by Hispanics in Philanthropy and the YWCA.) Family migration increased 1,500 percent at that part of the border this year, while the “Remain in Mexico” program has been implemented mercilessly amid sharply rising violent crime rates in Juárez.

Matt found a strong community, including many tireless volunteers, advocates, journalists, and shelter personnel, dealing with a dire situation. He shares his impressions and analysis.