This is a compilation of news from the tweets of the IDC Americas Regional Co-ordinator. Follow here for live news.


New report from Human Rights Watch details border screening and returns to Central America

Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS) applauds the Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders, which were presented yesterday by the Secretary-General of the United Nations in the framework of the 69th General Assembly.

Las personas migrantes en zonas fronterizas: el CELS en la ONU


New policy sees children being detained

The Bahamas announces new immigration policy crackdown on irregular migration. All  undocumented foreign nationals will be detained and deported.



La migración haitiana hacia Brasil / New important study on Haitian immigration to Brazil. IOM study available in English here.

Incluye informe sobre el transito por Peru hacia Brasil.


United against Raids and Detention


Niños migrantes de Ecuador: el peligroso viaje tras sus padres

Dominican Republic

Amnistía Internacional acusa a RD de violar históricamente derechos humanos de minorías

Rights groups condemn Bahamas, Dominican Republic immigration policies


ACNUR, DINAF y Visión Mundial firman acuerdo de cooperación & ACNUR anuncia ganador del concurso periodístico Cartagena+30


Mexico deporta a haitiana de 16 años sin respetar el interés superior de la niñez tras haber estado meses en la estación migratoria de las Agujas.

Motin en centro de detención en Tapachula, México reflejo de una politica de control que no garantiza drenches humanos fundamentals


Testimony of a young boy detained in Panama  / Un mundo sin Corazón, los Estados de hojalata

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United States

Editorial on Alternatives to Detention in the US.

New ACLU fact sheet on alternatives to detention: Alternatives to Immigration Detention – less costly and more humane than federal lock up.

Latest numbers show record-breaking deportations in 2013

The vast majority of migrants show up to their deportation hearings, U.S. agency says

New report by Grassroots Leadership and Justice Strategies details a pattern of violence and abuse at the hands of private prison corporations now profiting off family detention

Democracy now analyses the plight of migrant women and children who allege harsh conditions, sexual assault at for-profit texas immigration jail.

Protesters demand closure of Karnes residential facility which is a site of family detention.

New report from the Detention Watch Network on Artesia family detention center

The Human Rights Institute together with the Immigrants’ Bill of Rights Initiative of the Georgetown University Law Center issued an amicus brief to support the regional thematic hearing on immigration detention and alternatives. Read the brief here.

The Lutheran Immigration Refugee Service and the Women’s Refugee Commission released a new report «Family Values Locked Up, Again»

Unaccompanied Migrant Children from Central America, Context, Causes, and Responses

Obama’s Immigration Plan Includes End to “Secure Communities”

An LIRS Guide for Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Migrants released from Detention