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Migration News – September 14-20, 2013

  • Members of the Casa del Migrante Saltillo – a network of human rights defenders – announced plans to propose a legal mechanism before Congress that would provide free transport for migrants in Mexico in order to avoid accidents and dangerous situations for travellers. (Vanguardia)
  • El Siglo reported on the discussion underway regarding the passage of a General Archives Law in the state of Durango, Mexico, where there is a drastic need for guidelines for more efficient administration of state archives. (El Siglo De Durango)
  • La Tribuna reported that child migrants are increasingly in danger in Mexico, where they are targets of criminal networks and suffer widespread abuses. (La Tribuna)
  • According to academics from the Institute for Social Investigations (IIS) of Mexico’s National University (UNAM), migrants who return to Mexico through forced or voluntary deportation represent a challenge to the country, due to the lack of work and education opportunities needed to reintegrate into society (Ciudadanía Express)
  • Guatemalan bishops delivered a message from the Guatemalan Archbishop Conference (CEG) criticizing the apathy and indifference that exists towards the dramatic situation that Guatemalan migrants face in Mexico. (aleteia)
  • El Universal reported that, according do the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), U.S. authorities are deporting immigrants more frequently to the more dangerous regions in Mexico, such as the state of Tamaulipas, where deportations have increased five fold between 2006 and 2012. (El Universal)
  • Demonstrators gathered in front of the White House in DC to voice objection and protest U.S. government policy on detentions and deportations of undocumented immigrants. (Washington Post)
  • EFE reported that security and defense contractors are preparing to take advantage of the hundreds of millions of dollars that the approval of a new immigration law will bring through the drastic increase in border security. (EFE, via Fox News Latino)

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