20

million Latin Americans reside in the United States. Source: CELADE

315,943

migrants were deported in 2014, of which 213,719 were detained upon attempting to cross the border.Source: US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

39,000

Central American children and adolescentes crossed into Mexico in 2013. A similar trend occurred in 2014. Source: UNHCR

23.6

remittances to their family members in Mexico. Source: Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (Institute for Mexicans Abroad), 2014

Our Vision

To advocate for the human rights of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers to be protected by public policies related to migration, the justice system, and labor.
To collaborate with key stakeholders in the United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America to identify the causes of the central problems affecting the regional migration system and to seek effective solutions. To promote coordination and collaboration – both formal and informal – among diverse actors in the region to build the capacities of civil society groups and to develop multi-sector partnerships. To encourage an innovative way of thinking about development in communities of origin and destination in order to facilitate the implementation of sustainable solutions.

Our Alliances

Ford Foundation and Open Society Foundations

Partners since 2011 in the Central America and Mexico Migration Alliance (CAMMINA), whose mission is to promote sustainable changes in public policies that promote the rights of migrants and contribute to the economic stability of communities of origin.

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INCAE Business School and its Centro Latinoamericano para la Competitividad y el Desarrollo Sostenible (Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development) (CLACDS)

Input for migration policies obtained through research into the contributions of migrants to the economic growth of Costa Rica.

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Alianza Americas

Support, along with CAMMINA, for strengthening advocacy efforts on issues such as immigration reform in the U.S. and child migration, in countries of origin, transit, destination, and return.

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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Support, together with CAMMINA, for strategic litigation of abuses by the United States border patrol, in collaboration with counterparts in Mexico.

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Fundación para la Justicia

Strengthening of the participation of regional stakeholders in advocacy efforts to protect the human rights of migrants, in collaboration with Foro Migraciones and the Mexican Department of Justice.

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Sin Fronteras

Strengthening of the participation of regional stakeholders in advocacy efforts to protect the human rights of migrants, in collaboration with Foro Migraciones and the Mexican Department of Justice.

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Since 2011 Avina Americas has served as the fiscal steward of the co-investment funds for the Central America and Mexico Migration Alliance (CAMMINA), an alliance between Avina, the Ford Foundation and Open Society Foundations.

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Publications

International Protection for Migrant Children and Their Rights [in Spanish]

Information on the documentary film “¿Quién es Dayani Cristal?” (Who is Dayani Cristal?)

Mobility in Mexico: Human Rights for Migrants and Others [in Spanish]

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