Derechos Humanos is a grassroots organization that promotes the human and civil rights of all migrants regardless of their immigration status. Consequently, we fight the militarization of our southern border home and combat the discrimination and human rights abuses of both our citizen and non-citizen brothers and sisters.
In the context of an increasingly militarized border and the criminalization of immigration, Derechos Humanos works to empower those most directly impacted to create change and promote justice, challenging the borders that seek to divide us.
Our goals include:
- Strengthening the capacity of the border & urban communities to exercise their rights and participate in public policy decisions
- Increasing public awareness of the magnitude of human rights abuses, deaths and assaults at the border resulting from U.S. policy
- Seeking changes in government policies that result in human suffering because of the militarization of the U.S. border region
Immigration policy has been a total failure and must be changed. Instead of preventing people from attempting to cross the border, it has put the lives of thousands of men, women, and children in serious danger. Their deaths are the direct result of U.S. policy. Derechos Humanos calls upon all people of conscience to work together to demand change on the borders and in our local communities.