Urgent Action: Asylum seekers at risk of mass detentions

Simultaneous to negotiations between the USA and Mexico around possible tariffs on Mexican goods, hundreds of migrants and asylum seekers were detained on Mexico´s southern border on the highway near Metapa in Chiapas state. On 5 June, Mexican migration agents and elements of the National Guard detained approximately 400 people. They were taken to an already overcrowded detention centre, and many were deported the following day without proper explanation to their right to seek asylum or explore other migratory options in Mexico. On 6 June, the government announced the deployment of 6,000 National Guard members to Mexico´s southern border. 

Take action.




Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Spanish to:


Minister of Interior
Olga Sánchez Cordero 
Calle Abraham González No. 48 Col. Juárez, 
Cuauhtémoc. Ciudad de México, 
C.P. 06600 MÉXICO 
Twitter: @SEGOB_mx @M_OlgaSCordero
Salutation: Dear Minister


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

Embassy of Mexico 16 St. George Street W1S 1FD Switchboard:  (44-20) 7499 8586 E-Mail: mexuk@sre.gob.mx Web Page: http://www.sre.gob.mx/reinounido

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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