Interview with Charlene D’Cruz of Lawyers for Good Government

Charlene D’Cruz is an attorney and Border Fellow with Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG). In October, she set up a full-time office in the Resource Center for Asylum Seekers in Matamoros, Tamaulipas as part of Project Corazon: Matamoros Legal Assistance Program. D’Cruz and attorneys working remotely help prepare thousands of refugees to self-represent their asylum…

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Migrants, Helpers Face Blocks To Emergency Care

When asylum seekers waiting in Matamoros, Mexico need emergency medical care, crossing the border into the United States is never a given—despite medical exemptions in the White House’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. “When we first got started, Border Patrol told one of our doctors that ‘this will not be a thing’,” said Helen Perry, executive…

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Mexico’s Federal Government Constructs Temporary Encampment For Asylum Seekers In Matamoros

On Tuesday morning, workers with Mexico’s federal immigration and disaster response agencies continued work on a new encampment set up in a soccer field along the Rio Grande in Matamoros. The structures are expected to house asylum seekers stuck in Mexico while also providing a designated spot for organizations to distribute aid.

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Attorneys Say Asylum Seekers At The U.S./Mexico Border Are Being Misclassified Under MPP

A lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Brownsville, Texas on Wednesday on the behalf of a 23-year-old woman who fled Honduras and was returned to the streets of Matamoros, Mexico by U.S. immigration authorities in late July. The petition filed on the behalf of the woman (identified as X.E.G.M. under conditions of anonymity…

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