The Joint U.S.-Mexico Campaign to
Interdict and Summarily Deport Central American
Refugees: Studies, Data, and Resources for
Advocates, Stakeholders and Taxpayers Highlighting
the Rampant Violations of Human Rights Against
Central American Refugees in Mexico.
The following are among Petitioners' exhibits before
the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights:
Selected State Dept.
Documents re: U.S. Support for
Interdiction Obtained Pursuant to Freedom
of Information Act
Email dated January 7, 2016, from R.
Morgan (Mexico City) to DOS Office of Mexico
Affairs characterizing WOLA report on human
rights violations against migrants and refugees
as "the best synopsis of NGO complaints..." [Doc.
Email dated January 7, 2016, from M.
Amador (DOS Office of Mexico Affairs), reporting
that Tim Reiser, a staffer for Senator Leahy,
requests a briefing on "the topic of asylum
Email dated September 23, 2015, from R.
Schroeder, staffer for Rep. John Carter, for
briefing on "current operations in Mexico and
Central America"; "what operations cost"; "how
are we gauging success"; and "future plans in
the area." [Doc.
Document of uncertain date, but evidently
pre-2014 "surge," entitled "Merida Assistance
for Mexico's Southern Border Strategy." Reports
that "to date, the U.S. government has provided
$6.6 million of mobile Non-Intrusive Inspection
Equipment" and "approximately 3.5 million in
mobile kiosks" to aid Mexico's southern border
Multiple emails dated August 5, 2014,
celebrating release of additional $32 million in
International Narcotics Control and Law
Enforcement (INL) funds "for Mexico's southern
border." [Doc. 026]
Congressional Notification Transmittal
Sheet, dated July 9, 2014, informing Congress
that DOS will "reprogram" $32 million to aid
Mexico's southern border enforcement. [Doc.
Action Memo for Assistant Secretary
Brownfield, dated June 24, 2014, approving
reprogramming of $32 million to Mexico's
southern border enforcement and proposing to
shift $60 million from other projects to "new
southern border programs." [Doc.
Email dated July 17, 2014, from C.
Leming, and attachment re: takebacks" from
meeting with Foreign Operations subcommittee of
the House Appropriations Committee (HACFO).
Attachment reports on Mexico's southern border
enforcement, what INL has done through
"reprogrammings," and how new funding of $86.6
million will be spent. Also reports that
Mexico's government "has identified an
additional $87.2 million in requirements..." [Doc.s
116 & 118 ]
Email dated July 15, 2014, and attachment
with briefing points for DOS meeting with
senators, "Mexico: UAC Cooperation." Summarizes
"Southern Border Strategy," "U.S. Support for
Mexico's Southern Border Efforts," "Messaging,"
and "Detention and Repatriation" of
unaccompanied minors. [Doc.s
997 & 998 ]
Cable dated July 15, 2014, from U.S.
Embassy, Mexico, to DOS reporting on appointment
of Humberto Mayans Canabal as "southern border
migration coordinator." Reports that "Mayans has
expressed his interest in working closely with
the United States." Also reports Mayans's having
attended meeting with Sen. Thomas Carper re:
unaccompanied children, "a priority issue for
senior U.S. officials." [Doc.