Refugee Caravan 2017
On Sunday, April 9th, a caravan of Central American refugees will set foot from the Guatemala-Mexico border and make their way north to request asylum in the United States. Along the way, they will raise their voices to defend their right to seek refuge.
While European nations put up barbed wire to keep out Syrians fleeing civil war, the US Government refuses to recognize that there is a refugee crisis in Central America. All around the world, refugees’ rights are under attack. One of the Trump administration’s first actions was a refugee ban, alongside the promise of 3 million deportations in his first year in office. It solidifies a transnational deportation regime developed under Obama, and increasingly harmful for immigrant families seeking refuge.
In 2015 and 2016, Mexico deported twice as many Central Americans than did the United States for the first time in history. This shared system of border control has led to an extremely dangerous passage for refugees on the run.
More information (press release, map, calendar, reports, etc.): http://www.pueblosinfronteras.org/actions-.html