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Building Action for Human Rights at International Borders
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Migrant rights advocates applaud release of principles for human rights at international borders

(New York, NY) On October 22nd, in a report on the rights of migrant children to the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon announced the release of a new document outlining principles and guidelines for governments on protecting the rights of international migrants in border zones. Read more >

A family outing, then a deadly Border Patrol shooting

It was a family barbecue in a park on the Rio Grande, a belated birthday party for Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza's wife, Nora, and their two daughters, Mariana and Priscila, ages 9 and 10.

Arevalo and his buddy, Josue Gonzalez, were lighting the coals and the girls were playing by the water's edge when they heard the deafening roar of a Border Patrol airboat.

They watched it turn in the fast current and pull beside a man in the river. An agitated crowd soon gathered on the Mexican shore and began shouting at the two agents to let him be. Read more >

Globalization and NAFTA Cause Migration from Mexico

When NAFTA was passed two decades ago, its boosters promised it would bring “First World” status for the Mexican people. Instead, it prompted a great migration north.

**This article appears in PRA’s Fall, 2014 issue of The Public Eye magazine, a special edition on neoliberalism and the Right** Read more >

New report details a pattern of violence and abuse at the hands of private prison corporations now profiting off family detention

Why no one should be surprised that a complaint over sexual abuse has already been filed in a facility that’s been open less than two months

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The US wants to help Central Americans - by letting fewer refugees in

On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced how many refugees will be allowed to enter the US from now until next September. Read more >

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