Harvard's Jacqueline Bhabha spoke to Insider about President Biden's efforts to limit asylum cases during the pandemic, continuing a Trump-era policy.
The White House appears to be using the threat of COVID-19 to avoid what it sees as a losing battle over the right to seek asylum.
Interpreters who assisted the United States and its partners during the Afghan war say they are being left behind at the end of the 20-year.
Children as young as nine complained of overcrowding, rotten food, and depression at an emergency shelter in Texas.
A new report from the Department of Homeland Security found that less than 1,800 of the separated children have been reunited with their parents.
New figures show that the Biden administration has succeeded at speeding up the process for sheltering and releasing unaccompanied minors.
Venezuelans who have fled poverty and political repression are now eligible to apply for Temporary Protected Status, protecting them from deportation.
Parents separated from their children by the Trump administration are now eligible to be reunited inside the United States.
The Biden administration is launching a program February 19 to process asylum-seekers. Roughly 25,000 people are eligible, having been subject to the “Remain in Mexico” program. Others who cross the border seeking asylum will continue to be expelled. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. When President Joe […]
President Joe Biden said the US should accept as many as 125,000 refugees per year. Under his predecessor, admissions were capped at just 15,000. In 1980, the US accepted more than 200,000 refugees. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Declaring his intent to restore the United States’ […]
President Joe Biden is creating a task force aimed at reuniting migrant children with their parents. The Trump administration deported hundreds of parents while detaining their children in the US. “It was a moral failure and a national shame,” one White House official said. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Human Rights First, a US nonprofit, documented more than 1,300 attacks against asylum-seekers in Mexico since February 2019. Thousands of asylum-seekers have been forced by the Trump administration to remain in Mexico while awaiting a hearing on their claims. President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to immediately rescind the program. Visit […]
In January, US agents in Guatemala packed Honduran migrants into unmarked vans, transporting them back to Honduras. Under an agreement between the US and Guatemala, migrants are supposed to be able to apply for asylum in the US from Guatemalan soil. “DHS treats the US border as if it extends […]
The Trump administration is extending a ban on “non-essential” travel at the borders with Canada and Mexico. “Our efforts over the last several months to limit non-essential travel have been successful and now is not the time to change course,” Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf said in […]
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php The Migrant Protections Protocol is forcing over 60,000 asylum seekers to wait in Mexico instead of the US for asylum hearings. Migrants are now stuck in Mexico indefinitely, as the Trump administration has shut the border to nonessential travel because of the coronavirus pandemic. Gloria, a migrant who said […]
The Trump administration recently struck a deal with El Salvador, designating it a “safe third country” that can take in migrants the United States doesn’t want. But El Salvador is among the most violent countries in the world, and it’s particularly unsafe for transgender people. Yolanda Ramîrez is seeking asylum […]
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas on Thursday excoriated President Donald Trump during a visit to a detention facility for migrant children in Florida. “It is only when the president has given permission do you see kids put in cages or detained in tent cities like this one,” O’Rourke said […]