Last updated December 17, 2020. Download a PDF packet of infographics at bit.ly/wola_border.
An investigation into how the U.S.-backed government of Juan Orlando Hernández is worsening conditions that cause so many Hondurans to migrate to the United States.
Published by Latin America Working Group Education Fund, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Oxfam America, Climate Refugees, Church World Service, and Washington Office on Latin America on July 29, 2020.
“Highlights ways the United States can restore and advance protections for migrants and refugees and use principled diplomacy to stand with civil society forces for change.”
- Judge Carl Nichols of the U.S. District Court of Washington rules in favor of a 16-year-old Honduran boy at risk of deportation under the CDC’s emergency shutdown. A conservative appointed by President Trump, it is Nichols’ second time this month siding with the ACLU in questioning the public health law’s ability to authorize expulsions. While it specifically concerns relief for a migrant child, there is hope from human rights advocates that this ruling will set a precedent moving forward with additional challenges to the order’s legality.
- The ACLU, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, and Oxfam America file the first lawsuit against the border shutdown policy, representing a 16-year-old Honduran boy being held in CBP custody and threatened with expulsion despite fleeing severe persecution. The suit argues that the public health law doesn’t create a separate immigration process and that the Trump administration is illegally using it to create one.