Leadership from 11 human rights organizations will be present in Reynosa and Matamoros to witness and document the end of Title 42.
The Amnesty International delegation to the border will include leaders from the Haitian Bridge Alliance, Welcome With Dignity, National Immigration Law Center, National Immigrant Justice Center, and Human Rights First and will meet with partners and other groups in the region on May 11 during the visit.
On May 12, the delegation will hold a press conference on what they witness during the phasing out of Title 42–the Trump-era health code that has allowed the U.S. to expeditiously remove migrants who seek asylum at the border without legal due process since 2020.
From Amnesty International:
Representatives of different human and civil rights movements will participate in the delegation to demonstrate an intersectional approach to tackling racist and harmful border policies.
In recent years, in addition to the misuse of Title 42, the US government has committed a range of human rights violations against people seeking asylum at the border with Mexico, including illegal pushbacks, race-based torture and ill-treatment in immigration detention, and devastating policies such as family separation and detention.
The delegation will document the conditions at the shelters and encampments in Reynosa and Matamoros for families and individuals who have been waiting for the opportunity to exercise their right to seek asylum at the U.S. southern border.
On Friday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Alejandro Mayorkas spoke in Brownsville and confirmed that after Title 42, migrants will continue to be rapidly deported under Title 8.
Beginning on May 12, DHS plans to deny asylum to any migrant who has not already sought protection in another country before entering the United States.