Advancing Justice - AAJC Signs Letter Calling for Protection of Migrants, Asylum Seekers, Refugees at Upcoming Summit of the Americas

June 7, 2022

107 organizations urge the Biden administration to make additional immigration commitments, including TPS for Central Americans, Venezuelans, and Haitians.

As U.S. civil society organizations focused on refugee and migrants’ rights, human rights, humanitarian response, foreign and domestic policy, we write collectively to share our expectations for the upcoming Summit of the Americas. We acknowledge and welcome efforts to address migration and protection at the regional level and expect the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection to promote respect for the rights of migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees. We urge the Biden administration to sustain consultation with a wide range of civil society organizations in the United States, particularly those led by directly impacted refugees and migrants, and in the region, and to encourage regional governments to do the same.