Migration News, 2–9, June 2014

Migrant rights defenders, activists, and families from El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala provided stories of cases of extreme violence against migrants in transit during a hearing with Mexican senators. (El Universal)

Mother Jones reported on a lawsuit filed in federal court against the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, denouncing deplorable conditions in Border Patrol stations in the U.S. (Mother Jones)

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) requested police units to respect the individual rights of Central American migrants in transit in Mexico, who have filed complaints of extortion on the part of the police authorities during their transit in the country. (Rumbotx)

Leaked photos have exposed to the public the humanitarian crisis associated with children migrants who overflow detention centers in the United States. (La Cronica)

Attacks against undocumented migrants in Mexico are more related to Central American gangs than to local cartels such as “the Zetas,” Mexico’s Migration office reported, during an interview with El Universal. (Prensa Libre)

86,929 foreigners were detained in 2013 in Mexico, and prior to their repatriation are treated as criminals, reported the organization Sin Fronteras (Without Borders) in their annual report. (Animal Político)

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