Migration News: March 3-7, 2014

  • Mexico’s Interior Ministry reported on Thursday that the Mexican military rescued 43 migrants who had ben kidnapped in the northern state of Tamaulipas, as well as detained three suspects. Among the migrants were 23 Mexicans, 8 Salvadorans, 7 Hondurans, and 5 Guatemalans. (El
  • Reuters reported on the systematic violence against women en Mexico, quoting Mexico’s representative for UN Women, who called the violence against women a “pandemic” in Mexico. The article also cites Amnesty International reports that as many as 6 out of 10 Central American migrant woman are raped passing through Mexico. (Reuters)
  • The coordinator of the Quarterly Report on Migration by the Citizens Initiative Puebla Region reported that “today, there is a trend where migrant labor is composed of a growing number of woman.” (Diario rotativo, noticias de Queretaro)
  • Florida’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that undocumented immigrants in the U.S. could not receive licenses to practice law. The ruling stemmed from a case of a man who had been brought to the U.S. at 9 years old and applied for a state license to practice law. (AP, a través Noticas Terra)
  • Mexico’s Secretaries of Defense (Sedena), Navy (Semar), in collaboration with the National Migration Institute (INM), stated in a joint communiqué that 1,437 migrants were detained between January 17 and February 14 in Chiapas; 955 Guatemalans, 241 Hondurans, 218 Salvadorans, 14 Cubans, 6 Nicaraguans, 1 U.S. citizen, 1 Panamanian, 1 Dominican, and 1 Ecuadorian. (La
  • The Migration Commission of the National Conference of Catholic Archbishops in the U.S. (USCCB) announced in a statement that it will visit the U.S. southern border at the end of this month in remembrance of the almost 6 thousand immigrants who have died in the deserts since 1998. (El Diario mx)

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