On June 30th, we took to the streets from Tapachula, Mexico to New York City, USA and online to make our demands heard – demands to bring accountability, justice, and transparency to the U.S./Mexico policies that impact our communities and lives on both sides of our shared border.

In concert with civil society organizations across the United States and Mexico, the People’s Movement for Peace and Justice organized actions in Tallahassee, FL; San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; and across Mexico in Mexico City, Tapachula, Chiapas, Puebla, and Tlaxcala calling for justice for the victims of the devastating fire in Ciudad Juárez, which left forty dead and ALL victims of the current cruel and ineffective U.S./Mexico immigration policies.

Our voices have made a difference!

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission has made a recommendation in favor of our demand for justice for the migrant victims of the devastating fire in Ciudad Juárez. (Available here in Spanish.)

We also received the commitment from the Federal Government in Mexico to establish a working group with the Ministry of Interior to follow up on the agreements of the Peace Summit from earlier this year.

These commitments and recommendations represent a significant step forward in the ongoing movement towards finding justice and building a lasting peace throughout the region. We could not be more pleased with the outcome of this day of action – and we’re excited to keep putting pressure on the governments of both the United States and Mexico to demand the policy changes that will make these goals possible.

We recognize that there is yet more work to be done – and we will not rest until the full demands of the People’s Movement for Peace and Justice are not just heard, but realized.

We are calling for more just and humane immigration policies in both the United States and Mexico, an expansion of asylum, justice for the disappeared and commonsense policies to reduce gun violence.

Thank you for making this (first) victory possible.

We will not stop until the work is done.