Mexican Bishops called on the government to respect its commitments to promote and protect the rights of migrants. The urgent appeal on 6 December highlighted the desperate situation along the Guatemalan border, while pledging the Church’s continued humanitarian assistance to migrants.
U.S. Bishops urged the government to end newly reinstated protocols that force some migrants to remain in Mexico to have their asylum requests heard. The 3 December statement reiterated earlier calls for a more humane approach, citing particular concern about the “tragedy of family separation.”
Migration policy must respect human dignity, the right to protection, and family unity, said El Salvadoran and Honduran Bishops in a recent statement on human mobility. The Church is strengthening regional work to assist migrants, but governments need to address forces driving migration, they said.