For the first time, an immigration judge has granted asylum to a migrant who had been returned to Mexico under a Trump administration program.
The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill to overhaul U.S. asylum laws on Thursday, waiving committee rules to force the legislation through over objections from Democrats. The Judiciary Committee voted 12-10 to send the bill, spearheaded by committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), to the full Senate, where it’s not expected to get the 60 votes needed to ultimately pass.
The Board of Immigration Appeals ruled that the man had proved that his father’s immediate family constituted a social group but denied the request for asylum because the man could not prove that relatives were also targets.
Keeping brown and black people out of the United States has been the Trump administration’s goal, but so has inflicting maximum cruelty in the process. For example, blocking asylum-seekers at the southern border wasn’t enough, the administration said.
New acting Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli has sent an email to asylum officers that is being met with consternation and criticism.In the email, according to a source who received it, Cuccinelli appeared to press officers interviewing asylum seekers to be skeptical of claims of credible fear of returning home, saying that legally USCIS must conduct interviews but noting that many of the claims are “frivolous.”Cuccinelli called the US immigration system “abused,”
The Trump administration wants Mexico to agree to take almost every asylum seeker that crosses into Mexico – pushing the Mexican government to sign an agreement that would essentially bar Central American migrants from trying to gain asylum in the United States.
By the end of the confrontation, his face was bloody and bruised. But neither Mr. Sihotang, nor another immigrant in the officers’ custody who watched the incident unfold, was allowed onto the plane after the pilot raised security concerns.
Almost every tactic Trump has deployed to discourage them from trying to enter the country has failed, and, much like with his other attempts to alter long-standing U.S. policy, he has met pushback from federal judges, who often have ruled against his policies.
Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand pitched her ideas Thursday to improve the asylum process while touring a law clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas that helps immigrants with legal matters
Twelve asylum seekers required to stay in Mexico for the duration of their immigration hearings presented themselves one by one before an immigration judge over nearly four hours Wednesday.