Haiti Faces Disasters and Chaos. Its People are Most Likely to be Denied U.S. Asylum

Haiti Faces Disasters and Chaos. Its People are Most Likely to be Denied U.S. Asylum

 Haitian migrant families wait in front of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance to request refuge in Mexico. – Mexico City, Mexico – September 23, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Marisa Peñaloza, NPR Like thousands of Haitians, Gibbens Revolus, his wife, Lugrid, and their 2-year-old son, Diego, made the treacherous journey to the U.S.-México border from Chile […]

Amid Rising African Migration through the Americas, Governments Should Develop a Coordinated Approach

Amid Rising African Migration through the Americas, Governments Should Develop a Coordinated Approach

By Migration Policy WASHINGTON — Though dwarfed by the movements of Central and South American and Caribbean migrants through the Americas northwards, a growing number of Africans are transiting the region, hoping to apply for asylum in the United States. They form part of a rising trend of migrants from other regions, including from the […]

Biden Administration Doubles Down on Title 42 as Del Rio Expulsions Draw to a Close

Biden Administration Doubles Down on Title 42 as Del Rio Expulsions Draw to a Close

Protest at the UN headquarters to stop Haitian deportations. – Manhattan, New York, United States. September 21, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact In September, nearly 15,000 Haitians arrived near Del Rio, Texas seeking asylum in the United States. But rather than allowing them to seek protection, as is their right under United States […]

USCIS Again Extends Temporary Final Rule Providing Interpreters at Asylum Interviews

USCIS Again Extends Temporary Final Rule Providing Interpreters at Asylum Interviews

To continue to keep our workforce and applicants safe during the COVID-19 global pandemic while maintaining efficiency and providing access to the asylum process, USCIS is again extending the temporary rule requiring use of a USCIS interpreter at asylum interviews, to March 16, 2022. On Sept. 17, 2021, USCIS published another extension, which includes a modification, […]

Federal Court Orders Biden to Restore the ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program

Federal Court Orders Biden to Restore the ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program

Central American migrants cross the river by city, the family crossed the river to surrender to the Border Patrol with the intention of requesting political asylum. – Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico 03-26-2021 (Shutterstock) By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact The Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the “Remain in Mexico” program, inflicted extreme harm […]

As Attempted Border Crossings Surge, New Biden Plan Speeds Up Asylum Approval and Deportation

A copy of the plan obtained by NBC News says it “won’t be achieved overnight,” blaming "irrational and inhumane" Trump policies for border problems.

As Attempted Border Crossings Surge, New Biden Plan Speeds Up Asylum Approval and Deportation

By Julia Ainsley, NBC News WASHINGTON — As the number of migrants stopped at the southern border surges to the highest level in two decades, the Biden administration has drafted a 21-point plan to weigh their asylum claims more quickly and deport those who do not qualify, according to a copy of the plan obtained […]

Biden Ends Policy Forcing Asylum-seekers to ‘remain in Mexico’ – but for 41,247 Migrants, It’s Too Late

Biden Ends Policy Forcing Asylum-seekers to ‘remain in Mexico’ – but for 41,247 Migrants, It’s Too Late

Border Patrol agent wearing a Texan hat detains a group of migrants who crossed the border illegally to request political asylum in the United States. – Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico 02-09-2021 By Austin Kocher, The Conversation The last residents of Mexico’s Matamoros refugee camp crossed the border into the United States on March 5 to request […]

Lawyers Have Found the Parents of 105 Separated Migrant Children in Past Month

Lawyers Have Found the Parents of 105 Separated Migrant Children in Past Month

Families separated by the border between Mexico and the United States meet this morning at the Rio Grande, where they hug for four minutes. – Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, 06-24-2017 (Shutterstock) By Julia Ainsley and Jacob Soboroff, NBC News WASHINGTON — The lawyers working to reunite immigrant parents and children separated by the Trump administration reported […]