Fact-Finding Delegation to Central America
Civil Society Orgs Host US Representative James McGovern & Government Stakeholders in Central American Fact-Finding Delegation
Alianza Americas, along with leadership from Centro Presente and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, is managing the delegation. Participants include US Representative James McGovern (D-MA) and Mayor Joseph Curtatone of Somerville, MA. The delegation will tour San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa, and San Salvador, Central American cities wracked by escalating violence, poverty, and impunity that has driven unprecedented levels of migration from Central America since the 1980s. They will meet with Honduran and Salvadoran government officials, US embassy leadership, and local civil society actors.
Our goal is to raise policymakers’ awareness of the conditions driving migration from the region—and the negative consequences that await an estimated 250,000 TPS holders if they are deported to these countries when programs expire next year.
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Tantamount to a Death Sentence
This delegation follows a June 2018 fact-finding mission with Alianza Americas, the Lawyer’s Committee, and Centro Presente, which produced a groundbreaking report detailing the extreme violence and poverty that plagues the region and calls for protections for TPS holders and Central American migrants in the US.
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