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For Immediate Release
June 11, 2021
Arizona Justice for Our Neighbors | Alba Jaramillo
Florence Project | Greer Millard
Kino Border Initiative | Joanna Williams
Community Services of Southern Arizona Casa Alitas | Teresa Cavendish
Arizona Organizations Supporting Migrants Respond to the Consortium Referral Process and the Restoration of Asylum at the Border
Alba Jaramillo, executive director for Arizona Justice for Our Neighbors and advocacy consultant with National Justice for Our Neighbors, released the following statement responding to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formally ending the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the “Remain in Mexico Program”:
The MPP program was unconscionable and an absolute assault on human rights. Since its implementation in 2018, almost 70,000 people were impacted by this horrific policy, with as many as1,300 asylum seekers kidnapped, raped, tortured, and murdered as a direct result of being forced to remain in Mexico.
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