THE HUMAN IMPACT
This important amici brief co-authored by Justice Action Center (JAC) and RAICES, tells the real-life stories of children, families, and adults who have been kidnapped, beaten, raped, trafficked, and extorted in Mexico while enrolled in Remain in Mexico program.
The stories were collected and submitted by campaign partners: CLINIC, HIAS, Human Rights First, ImmDef, Las Americas, RAICES, Texas Civil Rights Project, Unlocal, and the Young Center.
The brief also details how the Remain in Mexico policy promotes de facto family separation, as parents are compelled to send their young children across the border alone in desperate attempts to protect them. Asylum seekers who are LGBTQ+, disabled, Black, Indigenous, or pregnant are especially vulnerable and targeted in these border camps