Migration in Chiapas

Schools for Chiapas begins preparatory training for civil observers volunteering with the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Center for Human Rights (Frayba) this week. One of the volunteering options available is at a migrant center at Salto El Agua here in Chiapas. In the first of two articles, we share with our readers some interesting facts and figures about migration in the state. If you are interested in volunteering through us at the migrant center, please visit our website at https://schoolsforchiapas.org/become-a-human-rights-observer/

Luis, The Adolescent Who Tried To Reach The U.S. Three Times

The human face of the global migration catastrophe we are experiencing is often lost in a sea of statistics. The story of Guatemalan teenager Luis Us Chavéz gives us some insight into the factors that propel young people to leave their homelands in search of a better life and the hardships they face on their paths. Luis was one of the fifty-six people who died when a trailer carrying migrants overturned in Chiapas last year. Luis is just one of thousands of migrants who make their way through the state annually.

For over a year now and as part of a continued process of diversification of our solidarity work here in Mexico, Schools for Chiapas has been recruiting civil observers to work with Frayba. Some of those observers volunteer at a migrant center at Salto el Agua in Chiapas. If you would like to find out more about the nature of that work or even consider spending a month there, please visit our website for more information at https://schoolsforchiapas.org/become-a-human-rights-observer/

US: Hipocresy and Cruelty

Once again, the immigration issue exposes the hypocrisy, disdain for human rights, manipulation and cruelty of the U.S. leaders. Since Wednesday, the policy of granting conditional humanitarian freedom to Venezuelans entering the United States was abandoned..

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