THE MISSING MIGRANT PROJECT

We are a family advocacy organization working to end migrant death and related suffering on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Reportar Un Migrante Desaparecido

REPORT A MISSING BORDER CROSSER. This page will allow you to file a missing persons report with the Colibrí Center for Human Rights. All information collected in this form is confidential and all precaution will be taken to maintain your privacy. We will not release names, phone numbers, or identifiable information to outside agencies without your explicit permission. The Colibrí Center for Human Rights is not a law enforcement agency. This information is collected solely to support the search for a missing loved one last seen crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

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FAMILY ADVOCACY

We partner with families and forensic scientists to collect missing persons reports and help identify the dead. We also connect families with one another and stand with them in the national immigrant rights movement.

POLICY REFORM

We use our data and expertise to advance national, regional, and local policies that are just, fair, and protect the needs of immigrant families.

ARTS + STORYTELLING

We work with artists and storytellers to raise consciousness about the injustice on the border and in immigrant communities through family testimony, data, and witnessing.

Partners

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    Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State

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  • South Texas Human Rights Center

    South Texas Human Rights Center

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    Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

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    Citizen Engagement Lab

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  • University of Arizona Honors College

    University of Arizona Honors College

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    Echoing Green

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    Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner

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    Marc Silver

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    Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team

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    Ford Foundation

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    WOLA

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    University of Arizona – The School of Anthropology

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WHO IS
DAYANI CRISTAL?

This award winning documentary depicts the true story of a man who died crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and who was identified by the efforts at the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner and the Colibrí Center for Human Rights. A unique clue reveals his identity, and those who come into contact with him tell a human story that challenges the walls, divisions, and border that currently characterize the immigration debate. The film is available on DVD, as well as via Netflix and iTunes.

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FACTS

  • Colibrí currently has records for more than 2,500 missing people last seen crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Colibrí Center for Human Rights (2015)
  • Between 1990 and 2000, the average number of migrant deaths in Southern Arizona was 12. From 2000 to 2014, that number spiked to 170 deaths per year.

    PCOME Data on UBC Deaths (2014)
  • More than 40,000 migrants have died worldwide since 2000.

    International Organization for Migration (2014)
  • U.S. Border Patrol recorded more than 6,330 deaths of assumed migrants between 1998 and 2014.

    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (2015)