US – Immigration reform

“Documented Failures: The Consequences of Immigration Policy on the U.S.-Mexico Border,” a joint report of the Kino Border Initiative, Jesuit Conference, and JRS/USA was released on February 13, 2013. The report, based on a survey of deported Central American and Mexican migrants, examines the role current immigration policy plays in family separation and abuse of migrants. Unfortunately, the study reveals that nearly 25% of migrants suffered abuse at the hands of U.S Customs and Border Patrol, and over one third (35.6%) of women and one in five (22.7%) of men were separated from family members during apprehension, detention, and/or deportation. The full report can be found here. The executive summary of the report can be found here. Read more…