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Finding Space: CATA Board Member Presents at the United Nations on International Migrants’ Day

Every year on December 18 the UN celebrates International Migrants’ Day. This year, the NGO Committee on Migration (on which CATA serves as a member of the Executive Committee) organized a panel entitled, “Protection of the Rights of Migrants: Opportunities and Challenges after the High Level Dialogue and Preparations for its Follow-up.” Mariza Ibarra, a CATA Board Member had the unique and fortunate opportunity to speak in this event. She challenged the United Nations and its member governments to seriously look at the difficulties posed by severely restricting the opportunities for immigration and to look honestly at the human rights violations that are experienced by immigrants. To read a copy of her statement, go to:

Statement by Mariza Ibarra on December 18, 2006