Reminders of the many ways the Trump administration is making a mockery of due process  The Trump administration’s multi-pronged effort to deny asylum seekers access to a fair hearing and meaningful due process is endangering lives. Sending asylum seekers back to dangerous conditions – whether to dangerous cities in northern Mexico or to  Northern Triangle… 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 »

Wolf at the Door: Acting DHS Chief Claims “Success” When Result is Failure At the El Paso border last week, Trump’s acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf called the administration’s border and asylum policies successful and asserted they have made “progress in solving the humanitarian crisis.” He claims it is due to policies such as Remain… Continue »

In recent news in Trump’s asylum crisis, Trump and his administration are prepared to sign a rule that would fast-track asylum-seekers’ deportation back to the dangerous conditions in Central America, starting with Guatemala as early as this week — a country that has not been deemed a “safe third country” because clearly it is not… Continue »

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Hasan Minhaj and Ira Glass shed light on “Trump’s Worst Policy” Ahead of tomorrow’s House Homeland Security Committee examination of the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program, also known as MPP, two recommended watches and listens put the administration’s self-created human rights crisis – sparked by their approach to asylum, border, and MPP – into… Continue »

The House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations has announced that it will hold a hearing on Tuesday, November 19, to examine the “human rights and legal implications of the Trump administration’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy.” For months, human rights advocates and media reports have been documenting and calling out… Continue »

Civil Servants Deserve High Praise for Standing up for American Values “It only took Doug Stephens two days to decide: He wasn’t going to implement President Trump’s latest policy to restrict immigration, known as Remain in Mexico. The asylum officer wouldn’t interview any more asylum seekers only to send them back to danger in Mexico,”… Continue »

In a column for the Washington Post, Greg Sargent of the Plum Line blog highlights the key findings of a newly-released US Immigration Policy Center report which lays out clearly the ugly and violent consequences of Trump’s “remain in Mexico” policy. The report affirms one of the largest criticisms of the policy, which is that… Continue »