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Advocate for a humane migration policy

Here’s what you can do to help us speak up for asylum seekers

Mexico migrants displaced by violence flee to the USA

Mexico 2021 © Yesika Ocampo/MSF

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling on the Biden administration to make good on its promises to build a humane immigration and asylum system that protects the lives and health of people forced from home.

Over the past year, the Biden administration has carried out close to one million expulsions under Title 42, which exploits the COVID-19 pandemic to effectively close the southern US border to asylum seekers, including tens of thousands of vulnerable people turned away without due process. And, following its reinstatement of the so-called Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) in December, the Biden administration has already started sending asylum seekers to dangerous areas of Mexico to await their asylum hearings.

President Biden has broken his promises to manage migration in a way that treats people fairly and humanely. Every day our teams in Mexico see more people suffering as a result of these broken promises. We continue to witness the threats that asylum seekers and migrants face in Mexico, their constant exposure to violence and trauma, and their lack of access to shelter and basic services.

Avril Benoît, Executive Director of MSF-USA

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Our teams see people every day who have fled extreme violence and endured countless traumas on their northward journey only to get turned away at the US border. Left to fend for themselves in some of the most dangerous areas of Mexico while awaiting their court dates, the MPP offers no protection at all.

MSF staff see firsthand how MPP and Title 42 effectively trap people in danger. In this video, artist Carrie Hawks paints a picture of life under threat from all sides, showing how people fleeing Central America are at risk of gang violence, detention, and deportation. Many of them also suffer from physical injuries and psychological trauma.

It’s time for the Biden administration to do everything in its power to put an end to these harmful policies and build a humane asylum system—now.

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