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The Growing Consequences of “Remain in Mexico” – Just One Element of Trump’s Human Rights Crisis

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 reading »

Immigration Experts On “Remain to Mexico” Policy’s Devastating Effects on Border

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 reading »

Texans Remain in Crosshairs of Trump’s Obsession: $3.8 Billion More from Military for Border Wall

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 reading »

“I Feel Betrayed, To Be Honest” – U.S. Army Intelligence Officer’s Mother Deported to Mexico Despite Public Outcry

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 reading »

BuzzFeed: Trump Administration Sending Multiple People Back to Mexico AFTER Being Granted Asylum

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 reading »

Report Reveals Forcing Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico is a Humanitarian Catastrophe Created by the Trump Administration

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 reading »

Two Reports – by Human Rights First and by a DHS “Red Team” – Show the Policy of Sending Asylum Seekers to Mexico is Fundamentally Flawed

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 reading »

Stark Contrast on Display: Trump’s False Border Triumphalism vs. Real Lives Endangered By “Return to Mexico” and Sham Asylum Process

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 reading »

ICYMI: Facing Work Disruptions, TPS Holders’ Futures Remain in Flux as Consequences of Trump’s Mass Deportation Policies Take Hold

NYT: Salvadorans, Washington’s Builders, Face Expulsion Under Trump; AP: Advocates Say Salvadorans Encountering U.S. Work Permit Issues The New York Times is bringing into focus the real and traumatizing consequences of President Trump’s immigration policies. As reporters explain, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, like the hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans living in the Washington D.C. … Continue reading »

Trump is throwing rocks at Mexico and people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones

By Maribel Hastings and David Torres Last Sunday Donald Trump called Mexico an “abuser” because the country “only takes and never gives.” As the saying goes, “that’s like the pot calling the kettle black.” Because not only have the immigration policies of this president been abusive, above all the separation of families at the border, … Continue reading »