About the Campaign
President Trump’s anti-immigrant policies have cruelly and needlessly torn apart families, sought indefinite detention of migrant parents and children, and denied people fleeing violence their legal rights to apply for asylum at the U.S. border. The stakes are incredibly high, and WOLA is fighting back.
We respond to demagoguery and misinformation with facts and research from the ground and strategic advocacy in Washington. This administration’s policies will affect human rights in the Americas for generations to come. Now is the moment to act. We will hold them accountable.
Following the U.S. 2018 midterm elections, read the latest on what we’ve accomplished and what’s next for the campaign.
WOLA is employing a four pronged approach to respond strategically and effectively to the harmful policies of the Trump administration:
1. Fighting the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policies and human rights abuses at the border
Putting an end to the cruel policies of child separation and family detention. Working with partners on the ground, WOLA investigates and exposes abuses against migrants, asylum seekers, and deportees at the border and throughout the region.
2. Freezing ICE’s resources and stop Trump’s wasteful border wall
Stopping efforts to build a wasteful wall, militarize borders, and mobilize deportation and detention forces. WOLA works against the draconian deportation and detention forces that create conditions of chaos, fear, and disruption in the lives of immigrant families throughout the United States.
3. Giving asylum seekers legal tools to protect their rights
Defending the right to seek asylum and helping asylum seekers make their case by providing lawyers with expert research and on the root causes driving migration from Central America.
4. Saving U.S. aid to Central America to tackle the root causes of migration
Advocate for continued, robust, accountable, and transparent U.S. aid to Central America focused on tackling corruption and bolstering the capacity of police and justice systems to prevent and reduce violence and insecurity. The creation of safer communities with greater respect for human rights would address the root causes of migration and the reasons why people are forced to migrate.