Tag Archives: Asylum

Proposed changes to asylum regs could address biggest immigration problem: the court backlog

There is still time to improve it — and the rulemaking process provides people who want to do something more than just write angry op-eds with an opportunity to share their ideas with a large audience of interested parti ...

Editorial: Trump’s latest efforts to sabotage asylum should remind you why he has to go

The proper fix here is comprehensive immigration reform. That Congress — well before Trump — has failed to enact such reform is a testament to its general dysfunction. Trump has, incongruously enough, displayed how badly ...

Court Halts Deportation of Migrant Boy in Challenge to Border Closure

While a judge reviews the Trump administration’s closure of the land borders to halt the spread of the coronavirus, a 16-year-old Honduran asylum seeker can stay in the United States. “This is a horrendous move by the T ...

Under Trump border rules, U.S. has granted refuge to just two people since late March, records show

The decision also must be approved by a USCIS supervisor, and applicants do not have the ability to appeal the decisions to U.S. immigration courts. The most recent CBP enforcement statistics show the agency expelled 14 ...

Trump Ramps Up Expulsions of Migrant Youth, Citing Virus

Originally published by The New York Times HOUSTON — The young migrants and asylum seekers swim across the Rio Grande and clamber into the dense brush of Texas. Many are teens who left Central America on their own; oth ...

U.S. AND MEXICO ARE BLOCKING KIDS FROM ASKING FOR ASYLUM BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS

Originally published by The Intercept “IF ONE OF you gets infected, you could all die,” Pablo recalled a doctor telling hundreds of asylum-seekers at a tent city in Matamoros, Mexico, as the novel coronavirus spread aro ...

Immigration Officers Say Asylum Deal With Guatemala Is Unlawful

The policy returns a vulnerable population “to countries in which their lives and freedom are directly threatened,” a union of asylum and refugee officers said in a brief. ...

Supreme Court Weighs Whether Rejected Asylum Seekers Can Sue

The case, which concerns a member of Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority, could affect thousands of asylum seekers. ...

Justices Seem Divided Over Court Access for Asylum Seekers

A decision in Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam, 19-161, is expected before summer. ...

This comedian says Border Patrol pulled him off a bus. Now he’s suing the government

Originally published by LA Times Libyan funny guy Mohanad Elshieky often riffs on cross-cultural quirks, such as the tendency of Americans to tell him that in this country, his name is pronounced “Mohammed.” “It’s ju ...

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