May 25th, 2012 marked the one-year anniversary of Mexico’s Immigration Law, a law which the government hailed to be in accordance with international standards for the treatment of undocumented migrants.

According to a diverse group of national NGOs, supported by migrants’ organisations in the US and Central America, the new law continues to violate migrants’ rights in many significant respects, as it strengthens verification procedures and effectively mandates immigration raids, as well as continuing legislated indefinite and arbitrary detention.

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