ACLU Partners With Mexican Human Rights Commission to Protect Migrants

Amy Isackson, KPBS News (San Diego), April 21, 2008

The ACLU and Mexico’s Commission on Human Rights have pledged to work together to protect migrants’ human rights along the U.S.-Mexico border. The groups say they’ll challenge Operation Gatekeeper and other federal programs that put migrants’ lives in danger. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.

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Illegal traffic in San Diego dropped. But people continued to cross in more dangerous areas. Deaths soared.

Kevin Keenan is Executive Director of the ACLU in San Diego. He says the problem is not going away.

The ACLU and Mexico’s Human Rights Commission plan to meet in June to determine how they’ll challenge Gatekeeper.

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