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 […]

It’s Time to End Title 42

It’s Time to End Title 42

Migrants from Colombia wait to be processed after turning themselves over to authorities at the United States and Mexico border May 12, 2021 in Yuma, Arizona. (Shutterstock) By Rebekah Wolf, Immigration Impact One policy first created by the Trump administration is responsible for the greatest restriction on access to our immigration system for asylum seekers […]

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 […]

First ‘Remain in Mexico’ asylum seekers enter U.S. at San Ysidro

First ‘Remain in Mexico’ asylum seekers enter U.S. at San Ysidro

Travelers cross the new pedestrian bridge over the interstate 5 freeway to the San Ysidro border crossing into Mexico. – San Ysidro, California, USA – October 5, 2017 (Shutterstock) By Kate Morrissey, Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Molly O’Toole, LA Times TIJUANA  —  Two years and 21 days after the first asylum seeker was walked back from San […]

Remain in Mexico policy needlessly exposed migrants to harm, report says

Remain in Mexico policy needlessly exposed migrants to harm, report says

A group of migrants eat cookies while waiting their turn to be served by Mexican immigration authorities to apply for asylum on December 3, 2018 in Mexicali, Mexico. (Shutterstock) By Tom Phillips, The Guardian The incoming US president, Joe Biden, has been urged to scrap a “devastating” migration program that activists say has exposed tens […]

Asylum Is In Danger After Court Upholds Rushed Screening Process at the Border

Asylum Is In Danger After Court Upholds Rushed Screening Process at the Border

A Customs and Border Protection agent along the U.S.-Mexico border. 0398 – Yuma Sector, Ariz. / US – July 26, 2016 (Shutterstock) By American Immigration Council Staff, Immigration Impact The Trump administration secretly implemented one of its most horrific attacks on America’s long tradition of asylum—holding asylum seekers in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) […]

The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Publish Final Rule to Restrict Certain Criminal Aliens’ Eligibility for Asylum

The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Publish Final Rule to Restrict Certain Criminal Aliens’ Eligibility for Asylum

Migrants from Central America cross the US-Mexico border to seek asylum in the United States. – El Paso, Texas USA / Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico – May 30, 2019 (Shutterstock) By justice.gov New Mandatory Bars Prevent Convicted Felons, Drunk Drivers, Gang Members, and Other Criminal Aliens from Receiving Asylum Today, the Department of Justice and […]