WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
Program Theme

Due Process and Access to Justice for Migrants

WOLA works to highlight the abuses and dangers that migrants face on their journey through Mexico. We advocate for migrant rights and due process guarantees in Mexico and the United States so that migrants who are victims of crimes or human rights violations are able to seek justice. Governmental responses to migration should recognize that it is not illegal to leave one’s country to seek protection abroad. Governments should ensure that migrants and refugees are adequately screened for protection concerns and have access to legal assistance.