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Americas: Migrants Pushed to Cross Darién Gap, Abused

Lack of Safe and Legal Pathways Risks People’s Lives, Empowers Organized Crime

  • Movement restrictions, often promoted by the United States, have pushed migrants and asylum seekers to cross the Darién Gap, exposing them to abuse and empowering organized crime.
  • The devastating stories of abuses of people who try to cross the Darién Gap are the result of failed immigration policies that push people into danger.
  • Governments in the Americas should take steps towards ensuring rights-respecting immigration policies, including by increasing safe and legal pathways for migration and ensuring access to asylum.

(Washington, DC) – Restrictions…

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