Honduras set up the Center for Immigration Protection in the United States last week which will seek to protect the “human rights” of Honduran immigrants in the U.S.
Proceso Digital reported that the center will work to make sure that immigrants are “treated with respect and dignity,” and that their human rights are protected. It will seek to make sure that the Honduran law about the rights of migrants is followed.
Maria Andrea Matamoros Castillo, president of the National Council for the Protection of Honduran Migrants, told Proceso that that center will visit detention centers, hospitals, shelters, prisons and help Hondurans in situations of “calamity.” It is unclear whether this program will be for the protection of just legal immigrants or illegal immigrants in the United States as well, since it deals with detention centers.
Honduras is one of the top countries of origin for illegal aliens in the United States.