Migration News: September 28 – October 4, 2013

  • U.S. Border Patrol announced that its plan to modify its protocols relating to the use of forces by its agents stationed at the U.S.-Mexico border. (El Mañana
  • As part of the new reforms proposed by the U.S. Border Patrol, agents at the Mexico border will start to wear cameras in an effort to avoid abuses. (CNN México)
  • Mexico’s Congress unanimously approved reforms to the Migration Law with the aim of providing better protection to migrants in Mexico. (Milenio)
  •  The National Network of Civil and Human Rights Organizations (la Red Nacional de Organizaciones Civiles de Derechos Humanos) denounced the unlawful detentions and lack of due process for people held in the migrant detention center in Tapachula, Mexico. (La Red Nacional)
  • Mexico’s Federal Police announced in a press release that they freed more than 70 individuals that had been kidnapped, 6 of them being minors, in the municipality of Reynosa, state of Tamaulipas, near the U.S.-Mexico border. (La Nación)
  • Mexican authorities announced they were investigating the three-months-long kidnapping of 73 migrant workers by an organized-crime group seeking ransom on the U.S. Mexico border. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Jalisco’s State Commission for Human Rights (CEDHJ), presented recommendations on mechanisms to guarantee the human rights of foreign migrants in the state of Jalisco. (Informador)
  • The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers called on all countries to sign the international treaty to protect the rights of migrant workers worldwide. (Criterio)

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