To achieve sustainable changes in public policies that promote the rights of migrants and contribute to the economic sustainability of communities of origin so that migration can be considered an option and not a necessity.
In May 2014, the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC) successfully advocated for reforms to the Ley General de Instituciones y Procedimientos Electorales (General Law on Electoral Institutions and Procedures) in Mexico. The reforms simplify the paperwork required for Mexicans living abroad to exercise their right to vote and expand their voting rights to be able to elect representatives to the Mexican Senate as well as state officials. These reforms will benefit more than 12 million Mexican migrants.
Director for Transnational Affairs,
National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC), United States
Given the hundreds of migrants that have gone missing in recent years in Mexico, the limited capacity of the agencies responsible for investigating cases, and the lack of an effective response for the families of missing migrants, several organizations have begun to document cases and demonstrate the extent of this human tragedy.
Partners since 2011 in the Central America and Mexico Migration Alliance (CAMMINA), whose mission is to promote sustainable changes in public policies that promote the rights of migrants and contribute to the economic stability of communities of origin.
(NALACC): Support, along with CAMMINA, for strengthening advocacy efforts on issues such as immigration reform in the U.S. and child migration, in countries of origin, transit, destination, and return.
Input for migration policies obtained through research into the contributions of migrants to the economic growth of Costa Rica.
Continued support by CAMMINA to promote migrants’ right to truth and justice, including the creation of a Forensic Commission in Mexico to identify the remains of missing migrants.
Support, together with CAMMINA, for strategic litigation of abuses by the United States border patrol, in collaboration with counterparts in Mexico.
Strengthening of the participation of regional stakeholders in advocacy efforts to protect the human rights of migrants, in collaboration with Foro Migraciones and the Mexican Department of Justice.
Presentación de la Oportunidad de Impacto Migraciones de Fundación Avina (Presentation of Fundación Avina's Migration Opportunity for Impact)