Chain reaction of border closures in Central and South America
Detention has been widely used throughout North America as an PM immigration control tool, often in misguided attempts to deter future migratory movements. But in more southern parts of the continent, the use of immigration detention has traditionally been sporadic, and in many cases used only as a last resort. This week, human rights organizations across the region expressed serious concern regarding the multiple border closures that have taken place in Central and South America as part of government actions directed primarily at Cuban migrants looking to reach the United States, where current national legislation provides them a pathway to residency. These border closures have given way to an unprecedented increased use of detention and deportation in various countries.
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