Abuse Documentation



About the Campaign

BNHR is committed to this campaign because otherwise this level of abuse would go unnoticed and unpunished. Through this campaign, we are sending a very disturbing and clear message about the harassment and intimidation that people in the U.S.-Mexico border region and migrants in transit have been facing for decades.

The Abuse Documentation Campaign has been spearheaded by BNHR for over two decades and has grown into an annual initiative dedicated to collecting and documenting cases of abuse, harassment, and civil and human rights violations carried out by local, state, and federal law enforcement.

This campaign is a confidential and secure vehicle for victims to report any abuses and violations of civil and human rights, hold perpetrators legally accountable, and advocate for systemic solutions to prevent future incidents.


Report an Abuse | Documente un Abuso

Este ha sido un año difícil, en el que nuestra comunidad ha sufrido abusos y violencia. ¡No podemos quedarnos callados! Este es el momento de denunciarlo, especialmente si ha sido una agencia de orden público quien ha protagonizado cualquier acto de injusticia, violencia o atropello. 

¿Ha sido víctima de una agresión a su persona, un abuso a su dignidad, y/o una violación a sus derechos humanos y constitucionales?¡No está solo! Repórtelo usando el formulario a continuación y un representante de la Red Fronteriza por los Derechos Humanos (BNHR) le contactará para orientarlo y compartir más información. **BNHR mantendrá sus datos personales confidenciales**

This has been a difficult year, in which our community has suffered abuses and violence. We cannot remain silent! This is the time to speak out, especially if it has been a law enforcement agency that has been the protagonist of any act of injustice, violence or abuse.

Have you been the victim of an aggression towards your person, an abuse of your dignity, and/or a violation of your human and constitutional rights? you are not alone! Report it using the form below and a Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) representative will contact you to provide guidance and share more information. **BNHR will keep your personal information confidential**.


The State of Human & Civil Rights in Mexico

In 2022, the BNHR expanded its monitoring and outreach to report complaints on high-activity migration routes along the U.S.-Mexico border, migrants in transit in Mexico, and persons deported by U.S. immigration and other law enforcement agencies.

This year, the BNHR broadened the scope of the campaign to document civil and human rights abuse cases in Mexico from communities of color, marginalized groups, migrants in transit, and those deported by U.S. immigration officials and other law enforcement agents with the coordination of grassroots human rights organizations in Mexico.


The State of Human & Civil Rights in Texas

This report focuses on identified patterns of Human and Civil Rights violations carried out by U.S. law and immigration enforcement agencies. This year, the campaign included alleged abuse reports obtained at the El Paso/Southern New Mexico communities and the Human Rights Centers in the Presidio-Marfa-Big Bend and Del Rio/Eagle Pass areas, as well as in the Texas Rio Grande Valley.

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