The United States has an opportunity to support the rights of LGBTQ+ displaced people in the Americas.
Refugees International Latin America Advocate Rachel Schmidtke reacts to news that the Biden administration has secured agreements with Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala to put more troops on their borders.
Refugees International on the report of U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents working in Guatemala, illegally arresting and transporting Honduran migrants to the Honduran border.
Senior U.S. Advocate Yael Schacher on an agreement between the U.S. government and Honduras to send non-Honduran asylum seekers to Honduras to seek refuge.
Refugees International opposes asylum cooperative agreements that allow the United States to send asylum seekers from its southern border to third countries without adequate assessment of whether the asylum seekers would be safe there.
Refugees International is very concerned about the administration’s negotiated arrangements to return asylum seekers to danger in Mexico and Central America.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales is coming to Washington to finalize negotiations with President Trump on a “safe third country agreement” that would be an egregious violation of law and common decency.
Refugees International joined over 70 other NGOs in releasing a statement in response to the redirection of funds from the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras as officially restated by the Department of State on June 17, 2019.
Refugees International President Eric Schwartz delivered remarks at Saint John’s Church in Washington, DC on forced migration in Central America.
Eliminating poverty-focused assistance to Central American and abandoning the poor and vulnerable communities with whom we work is short-sighted and counterproductive.