Migrant rights groups in Guatemala, the United States and beyond are calling on the White House to adopt a rights-based approach to migration ahead of US Vice President Kamala Harris’s upcoming visit to Guatemala and Mexico. Al Jazeera reports that the Biden administration’s focus so far has been on addressing the “root causes” of migration from Central America, but the migration advocates say prioritising the use of security forces and expulsions to block asylum seekers means that years of failed US policies are continuing. “The focus needs to be on regularisation mechanisms and the safety and protection of migrants,” one of them told the publication.