Because of the Color of My Skin and the Way I Speak Spanish: The INM’s Detention and Deportation of Indigenous and Afro-Descendant Mexicans

This report focuses on the illegal treatment of indigenous and Afro-descendant Mexican citizens by the INM and local and federal authorities that also participate. Mexico’s detention, disappearance, and deportation of Afro-Mexican and indigenous Mexican citizens violates Mexican and international law protecting fundamental human rights, including the right to nationality, the right to identity, the right to personal liberty, the right to freedom of movement, and the right not to be discriminated against.