Presentation of the report #RealidadesMPP

Universidad Iberoamericana - September 25, 2023

On September 25, the report #RealidadesMPP: Documentation of human rights violations of asylum seekers returned to Tijuana in 2022 was presented to the public. The report’s title refers to the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) implemented by the United States with the objective of making migrants who had entered US territory return to continue their immigration processes in Mexico.

The report is the result of the collaborative effort of various organizations, including the Migration Affairs Program (PRAMI) of the Universidad Iberoamericana – Ciudad de México, the Liaison and Advocacy Area of Universidad Iberoamericana – Tijuana, the American Friends Service Committee – Regional Office of Latin America and the Caribbean (AFSC-LAC), the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), and Diálogo Intercultural Mexicano (DIME).

#RealidadesMPP is the result of over a year of documentation efforts by various actors, who reveal, among other abuses recorded during the implementation of the MPP, the violation of the principle of non-refoulement established in the international protection system. The general objective of the report is, in the words of its authors, “to highlight the violations of the human rights of migrants with the ultimate aim of contributing towards accountability and access to justice, as well as guaranteeing reparation measures and the non-repetition of these events.”

The presentation of the report took place within the facilities of the Universidad Iberoamericana – Tijuana and was attended by representatives of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Government of Baja California, members of the Jesuit Migrant Service, and students of the Universidad Iberoamericana.

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