Bordering (in)humanity: an analysis and critique of Mexico’s (im)migration policy failures
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Since the inception of the Mexico’s reformed migration law, national development programs, and its provided support from the U.S., human rights violations, public health, and increased migrant vulnerability have seen high levels of concern which has garnered international interest. Due to the aforementioned effects of Mexico’s migration strategy, its suppression and enforcement-based approach could be perceived as a near-sighted solution since it does not properly attend to the situation in an intersectional manner. If Mexico were to decide to respond in a comprehensive, human security-based approach, it could not only more effectively meet international human rights obligations but could more adequately manage the migrating population, prioritizing the health of the migrating individuals and the public within the affected region(s). While analyzing and critiquing the failures of Mexico’s current (im)migration policy, this body of argues how their enforcement-centric approach perpetuates human rights violations and provokes vulnerability amongst migratory populations.