Update: Concerns Regarding Migration Management and Protection in the Americas

11 May 2023

Refugees, migrants, and forcibly displaced persons in the Americas are living with the impact of national policies and regional agreements, based on migration management strategies that, by trying to control migration, make it a dehumanizing process. These regional management decisions do not have a human rights approach and are not based on protection standards, meaning that these measures not only impact those seeking protection, but also affect the receiving and transit communities. Given the continued impact of these decisions on those seeking protection, from the realities that we encounter through our migrant accompaniment and the experiences of the undersigned organizations, we are flagging regional concerns with the intention of preventing and reversing the impacts of these policies. 

Please download the full list of regional concerns for more information.