Amnesty International on US-Mexico Border

by Joseph McKeown

"Many thousands of Mexicans (in particular) leave their homeland due to economic and social pressures and go in search of a better livelihood north of the border. Amnesty International does not take issue with the sovereign right of the United States to police its international borders in order to determine whether individuals have the legal right to enter the country. But it must do so in a manner which complies with its international human rights obligations."

- United States of America: Human Rights Concerns in the Border Region with Mexico