Migration News: October 4-11, 2013

  • Narco News reported that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was investigating the death of Honduran national Lelis Rodriguez, who died while in the custody of U.S. immigration authorities on 31 July 2013. (Narco News)
  • U.S. Democratic Congress members, labor leaders and immigration advocates were arrested at a protest outside the Capitol building calling for the House of Representatives to vote on immigration legislation. (LA Times)
  • Immigration lawyer Andres Benach reported on NPR how the government shutdown has already started to clog immigration courts in the U.S. (NPR)
  • During a session held by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR), immigration expert Pablo Ceriani indicated that Mexico tolerated abuses against migrants and should commit more to reforming migration policy. (El Criterio)
  • In response to recent criticism, Mexico’s Secretary of the Interior (Gobernación), Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, said the federal government has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to abuses against migrants that cross Mexican territory. (El Universal)
  • Thalif Deen of Inter Press Service noted the increase in the number of migrants worldwide and the proliferation of studies comparing modern migration to slavery. (Tercera)
  • The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) convened a consultative session requested by Argentina, Brasil, Paraguay and Uruguay on issues relating to the rights if migrant youth. (Terra)
  • Representatives of Mexico’s House of Representatives made promises to protect migrant youths. (El Seminario)
  • Civil society groups in Mexico reiterated the call to IFAI to investigate the use of the spy program FinFisher. (SDPnoticias)

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