Mexico Shares the Shame with US We are in the midst of a full-blown human rights crisis created and worsened by the Trump administration’s actions and neglect. Take just one of the many cruel policies enacted – the “Remain in Mexico” or “Migrant Protection Protocols” policy, which returns asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait… Continue »

Originally published November 15, 2019 The ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, also known as the  Migration Protection Protocols (MPP, its official name), is a Trump Administration migration change that is undermining our asylum laws and endangering migrant children and families. In the last three years, the Trump Administration has made change after change to the U.S.… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here   Earlier today, immigration experts gathered on a press call to discuss the growing humanitarian crisis in our border exacerbated by the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. Asylum seekers, fleeing violence and devastation in their home countries, are being pushed into Mexico and isolated from legal… Continue »

Trump’s wall has already passed the level of obsession. It’s like a sort of zipper on a garment that doesn’t fit, but one stubbornly tries to close it anyway. The seams of the garment struggle in the effort, a warning that it’s simply not possible to achieve the objective. But to him that does not… Continue »

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In response to reports that President Trump will raid an additional $3.8 billion from the Pentagon to fund border wall construction, the following is a quote from Mario Carrillo, Texas-based Campaigns Manager of America’s Voice: One year ago, Donald Trump declared a fake national emergency in an effort to forcefully move forward with building a… Continue »

As war drums bang in Washington, the Trump administration has deported the mom of a U.S. Army intelligence officer despite public attention and outcry. Rocío Rebollar Gómez – a Southern California homeowner, mom, and grandmother without a criminal record – was deported to Tijuana yesterday. Due to prior deportations and her subsequent returns to be… Continue »

Hamed Aleaziz of BuzzFeed shines a light on the continued  human rights atrocity happening on our border, exacerbated by the new finding that, “US Border Officials Are Issuing Fake Court Notices To Keep Out Immigrants Who Have Won Asylum.” Hamed details that “at least four people have been sent back to Mexico after being granted… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here. To read the report, click here Earlier today, refugee protection experts from Human Rights First (HRF), joined a call moderated by Ur Jaddou, Director of America’s Voice’s DHS Watch project and former Chief Counsel of USCIS, to discuss Human Rights First’s new report entitled, “Human Rights Fiasco:… Continue »

Today, Human Rights First (HRF) issued a report entitled, “Human Rights Fiasco:  The Trump Administration’s Dangerous Asylum Returns Continue,” that compiles “overwhelming evidence that this illegal policy [Trump administration’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy] is a human rights catastrophe.” Yet, almost a year into this problematic program, the Trump administration “continue[s] to implement, defend, and expand… Continue »

The contrast between the Trump administration’s triumphalism and the trauma and pain inflicted by their asylum and border policies is on stark display this week. Yesterday, President Trump went to a section of border fencing near San Diego and held a political photo-op, going so far as to sign a section of the wall with… Continue »