Roughly 2,000 Black migrants in Del Rio, Texas, were sent back to Haiti in one of the largest mass expulsions in recent U.S. history.Learn More
NowThis: Families Separated Across the Border Meet at Friendship Park
During a delegation trip to Mexico, representatives from RFK Human Rights and Al Otro Lado visited Friendship Park, the only federally designated binational meeting place where families separated by the U.S.-Mexico border can come together.
It’s estimated that between 2011 and 2013, roughly half a million children who are U.S. citizens experienced the apprehension, detention, and deportation of at least one parent. Most of those parents are unable to return to the U.S.
“This is not what the United States is about. These are not our best values,” said Kerry Kennedy, president of RFK Human Rights. “We’re a country of freedom. We’re a country of rights. We’re a country of compassion. And I think more Americans really need to know what the reality is on the ground for people seeking asylum.”
RFK Human Rights’ staff attorney Sarah Decker spoke with KLFY in Louisiana on our latest immigration report.Learn More
Inhumane conditions and overuse of solitary confinement were just some of the egregious human rights violations found at the Pine Prairie immigrant detention center.Learn More
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