The Trump administration is ending asylum by administrative fiat, circumventing Congress to change settled law that has been a cornerstone of America’s welcoming tradition since the enactment of the Refugee Act of 1980 — emanating from a post-World War II commitment to “never again” allow the vulnerable to be victims of state persecution or states… Continue »

Dara Lind, writing for ProPublica, reveals the latest development in the Trump administration’s inhumane and xenophobic policies: Asylum-seekers, forced to return to Mexico to await their hearings under the administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, may now be ineligible for asylum because of their stint in Mexico.  As Lind explains, “The source of the confusion is… Continue »

Stories Expose the Cruel Treatment of Those Seeking Refuge In America The Trump administration and the Republican party claim their border strategy is a success. The excellent reporting excerpted below – by John Stanton, Julian Aguilar, Acacia Coronado, Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Hamed Aleaziz and Adolfo Flores – exposes the human rights catastrophe caused by American policies,… Continue »

America’s Voice Elijah Cummings, present in the defense of immigrants “If Republicans don’t stand up to President Trump now, they never will.” – Pili Tobar on Senate GOP’s Failure to Override Trump’s Veto on Emergency Declaration Power Grab DHS Calls Their Border Strategy a Success. We Call it a Human Rights Catastrophe English USA Today… Continue »

English Amnesty International FAITH LEADERS, HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS, AND FORMER ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE STAGE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE FOR REFUGEES October 11, 2019 BuzzFeed Immigration Officials Are Pushing A Proposal To Add A New Fee For DACA Recipients And Charge For Asylum Applications By Hamed Aleaziz October 11, 2019 American Military News Illegal alien crossings at… Continue »

English Associated Press Migrants Wanting to Request US Asylum Occupy Bridge to Texas October 10, 2019 The New York Times Asylum Protesters Close Bridge on Texas-Mexico Border By Miriam Jordan October 10, 2019 BuzzFeed Asylum-Seekers Protesting Squalid Conditions Shut Down A US Border Crossing For 15 Hours By Adolfo Flores October 10, 2019 Foreign Affairs… Continue »

He Dismantled the Previous System and the Consequences are Deadly As the Trump administration touts its immigration policies as an “unprecedented achievement,” new reports from The Intercept, Insider, and Mother Jones remind us of the life-threatening consequences of Trump and Stephen Miller’s policies.  The Intercept’s Anna-Catherine Brigida in “Despite U.S. Asylum Ban, Honduran Women Fleeing… Continue »

New reporting and first person accounts spotlight the details and consequences of the Trump administration’s relentless and multi-faceted effort to restrict access to a fair asylum process. Here’s the sham process the Trump administration has set up in order to deny fair access to asylum: First, they’ve eliminated the ability for vulnerable people to stay… Continue »

The dangerous and dehumanizing views of President Trump and his administration toward immigrants and asylum seekers are more than just shocking rhetoric that emboldens real world hate and violence. The views that have come to light about shooting immigrants and erecting barriers to pierce their skin and do them harm are also manifested in the… Continue »

America’s Voice ICYMI: “’I Feel Afraid for My Country.’ Selena Gomez on America’s Immigration Crisis” “Any Wonder That White Supremacists Are Inspired By Him?” El Paso Native Mario Carrillo on Trump’s Comments on Shooting Immigrants Trump’s Dangerous and Dehumanizing Rhetoric Reflected in Administration’s Real-World Policies English NPR Advocates Say President Trump’s Immigration Policy Is ‘A… Continue »