WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Migration & Border Security

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The Trump administration’s rhetoric and policies on immigration and border control threaten the safety and civil liberties of millions of people in the United States and beyond. WOLA’s migration and border security program documents the violence, insecurity, and lack of opportunity driving migration from Central America, as well as the dangers that migrants face along the journey north and when deported.

We monitor how abusive policies impact migrants’ human rights and due process guarantees. WOLA assesses the costs of, and proposes alternatives to, the costly border build-up in order to address real security concerns with policies that respect human rights and international cooperation.

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