Interview to the IDC Americas team

Interview with Diana Martínez, IDC Americas Program Officer on the current conditions of migration in the region   How are you, through IDC, confronting the increased security on the borders and…


Act of solidarity calls for an end to immigration detention

United in the belief that immigration detention is not a solution and that we need to create new perspectives, IDC and the Campaign to End the Immigration Detention of Children joined forces this…


How IDC Defines ‘Alternatives to Detention’

Even though the phrase ‘alternatives to detention’ is present in numerous international human rights instruments, it is not an established legal term or a prescriptive concept. In fact, different…


Latest Evidence for Ending Family Detention

Written by Dr. Robyn Sampson Senior Advisor, International Detention Coalition The program demonstrates that case management works in achieving immigration compliance at a tiny fraction of the fiscal…


Arbitrary Detention a Focus of CMW Report on Mexico and Ecuador

The UN Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers has published findings on Mexico and Ecuador as two of the countries examined during its latest session from 4 to 13 September. The Committee…


IMPORTANT: Call for Inputs on Immigration Detention

  WHAT: The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families has decided to elaborate General Comment No. 5 on Migrants’ Rights to Liberty and…


Nuevo curso en línea sobre alternativas

¡AHORA EN ESPAÑOL! Presentamos el curso completo sobre las Alternativas a la Detención Migratoria El curso es parte del Kit de Herramientas en línea de IDC, que presenta las experiencias de las y…


México puede evitar la detención ante el desplazamiento forzado masivo

México puede evitar la detención ante el desplazamiento forzado masivo Ante el desplazamiento forzado de miles de personas centroamericanas que ingresaron a México en octubre 2018 y otras que…


An Opportunity for the New Administration in Mexico

More than 90,000 people were held in immigration detention in Mexico in 2017, a policy that has been shown to be expensive and harmful. Of these 90,000, more than 18,000 children and adolescents were…


Concerns Immigration Detention Could Increase in US / Mexico Funding Agreement

The US Government announced it will provide $20 million in foreign assistance funds  to the Mexican government to pay plane and bus fares to deport as many as 17,000 people, preventing them from…