The human cost of border deterrence

May 20, 2022

During the UN’s International Migration Review Forum (IMRF), in May 2022, officials from around the world gathered to evaluate progress on the Global Compact of Migration — their governments continue to build walls, militarise borders, and criminalise human mobility. This harms the world’s most disadvantaged, including women, children, Indigenous, and Black migrants.

The human cost of border deterrence, by WIMN member, Alma Maquitico, Executive Director at the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, describes the impact and consequences of border deterrence, which dominates migration policies around the world.

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