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 […]

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 […]

USCIS Adds Hurdle for Refugees and Asylees to Reunite With Family

USCIS Adds Hurdle for Refugees and Asylees to Reunite With Family

A father and child hold a protest sign to demand the closure of detention camps at the U.S.-Mexico border. – Philadelphia, PA / USA – July 12, 2019 (Shutterstock) Washington D.C. – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a new memorandum that will require in-person interviews for most asylees and refugees who petition for […]

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 […]