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USCRI Policy Brief – Los Angeles Declaration on Migration & Protection

By USCRI July 12, 2022

The Policy and Advocacy Report’s brief looks at the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection, signed by 20 heads of state from the Americas on June 10 as part of the Ninth Summit of the Americas. The Los Angeles Declaration is an important commitment by governments in the hemisphere to strengthen domestic and international protection systems and create a regional approach to managing migration.

While this is an opportunity to change course on our approach to migration, including guaranteeing access to asylum and protecting the right to non-refoulement, U.S. commitments outlined in the Declaration will require dedicated follow through especially when considering U.S. reliance on deterrence as a migration management tool. Commitment on paper and commitment in practice are not the same. The lofty ideals of the Los Angeles Declaration require long term dedication and a consistent policy towards Latin America, irrespective of changes in administration.

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