On October 19th outside the U.S. Capitol building, the Caravan of Mothers of Disappeared Migrants were joined by Reps. Hank Johnson and Raul Grijalva for a press event.
The Caravan of Mothers of Disappeared Migrants from Central America, after searching for their relatives at the U.S.-Mexico border, shared their message with policy makers in Washington, D.C., giving their first-hand accounts of the tragic consequences which accompany forced migration and how U.S. foreign policy in Central America is a root cause driving such migration.
Speakers at the event elevated bills in Congress that address factors driving migration in the region, like the Honduras Human Rights bill (HR 2716) and Berta Cáceres Act (HR 1574), which call for suspending assistance to Honduran security forces.
Rep. Hank Johnson met with the mothers before the event. Rep. Raul Grijalva welcomed the mothers and shared his remarks. National faith partners, immigration advocates and other elected officials were in attendance and participated.
This event is bein organized by Migrant Roots Media, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Puentes
de Esperanza, & Pax Christi USA in coordination with el Movimiento Migrante Mesoamericano