Migration News: October 19-25, 2013

  • Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Relations José Antonio Meade declared at a conference in Gevena that Mexico demanded more than just explanations from the United States on the reports of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) spying activities in Mexico. (CNN México)
  • Mexico’s ex-president Vicente Fox said during an interview disseminated by Noticias MVS that the Mexican government should not portray the U.S. spying revelations as a scandal because spying is a common practice of all countries, including Mexico. (CNN México)
  • Mexico’s national migration agency (INM) reported that authorities discovered over 70 undocumented migrants from Central American and Ecuador, 12 of them minors, hidden in shipping containers destined for the U.S. (NTV 24 and Latin American Herald)
  • Mexico’s national migration agency (INM) reported that since January of 2013 to the present INM has removed 910 public servants from their positions for administrative abuses or acts of corruption. (xinhua) ht
  • Mexico’s Supreme Court Minister Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena affirmed that the country’s constitution as well as international treaties include obligations to ensure that authorities respect the rights of migrants in transit in Mexico. (Milenio)
  • In El Salvador, Leonardo Mier, a member of Mexico’s Human Rights Commission of Mexico City, affirmed that Mexico ought to change its migration policy from treating migration as a security problem to a policy based on human protections. (Siglo21)
  • Huffington Post reported on ongoing lawsuits against the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for incidents involving alleged use of excessive force on the border. (Huffington Post)
  • Amnesty International reported that Mexico’s reforms to immigration legislation have not been effectively implemented to protect migrants’ rights. (Amnesty International)
  • The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) urged the Mexican government to rein in its security forces to stop them from committing grave crimes against civilians, and to thoroughly investigate all disappearances, particularly those of women and migrants. (WTAQ, Geneva)

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