Assessing Alternatives to Immigration Detention in Mexico
June 12, 2013 | Grantee Publications | Migration

Each year, an average of 70,000 international migrants are detained by Mexican immigration authorities. A report from the MacArthur-supported International Detention Coalition asserts that immigration detention infringes upon international standards and human rights, and puts forth recommendations to prevent and reduce unnecessary detention of migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees in Mexico. Among the recommendations are the provision of resources for legal defense against detention, the engagement of civil society organizations in developing alternatives to detention, and the strengthening of community shelter and support conditions to better enable the use of detention as a last resort.

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