Texas Gov. Abbott’s Policies Are Killing Asylum Seekers (OPINION)

At least six migrants have died in the Rio Grande River in the last month. Four were found died, including a toddler, over the Fourth of July weekend—the same weekend a Texas State Trooper leaked information to the Houston Chronicle detailing the state’s policies that included pushing migrants into the river.

  • Aug 4, 2023
  • 12:35 PM

‘People’s Church’ in East Harlem Provides a Haven for Asylum Seekers

First Spanish United Methodist Church has a history of supporting the Latino communities that have called East Harlem home for 100 years. Over the past nine months, it has added to that legacy by creating a safe haven and resource hub for migrants arriving from the southern border.

  • Jul 6, 2023
  • 1:16 PM

Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Asylum Rule, Saying Phone App Encourages Illegal Immigration

The state of Texas is suing the Biden administration in an attempt to have a newly-introduced asylum rule thrown out, saying a phone app used by migrants to set up appointments at the border to seek entry into the United States is encouraging illegal immigration.

  • May 24, 2023
  • 10:26 AM

Biden’s New Rules for Asylum Seekers (OPINION)

In a joint press conference last week, the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security announced new measures at the U.S.-Mexico border in preparation for the end of Title 42.

  • May 4, 2023
  • 12:23 PM

US to Test Expedited Asylum Screenings at Mexico Border

Migrants who enter the United States illegally will be screened by asylum officers while in custody under a limited experiment that provides them access to legal counsel, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.

  • Apr 10, 2023
  • 10:34 AM

Biden’s Border Crackdown Explained: A Refugee Law Expert Looks at the Legality and Impact of New Asylum Rule

The Conversation asked Karen Musalo, an expert on refugee law at the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, to explain what the Biden administration’s new asylum rule change entails, what its impact will be and why it is so controversial.

  • Feb 27, 2023
  • 3:44 PM

White House Pushes to Further Criminalize Asylum-Seekers (OPINION)

President Biden’s new border policy is being met with mixed reviews as heavy criticism is lobbed at the administration for continuing Trump-era guidelines.

  • Jan 10, 2023
  • 5:20 PM

What Lifting Title 42 Means for Asylum Seekers (OPINION)

Rather than ending the U.S.’s Trump-era stance on immigration, the Biden administration looks intent on furthering it to appease Republicans.

  • Dec 13, 2022
  • 4:08 PM

Asylum Wait Lists at US Border Frustrate, Confuse Migrants

Opaque waiting lists at the Mexico border to gain a chance at obtaining asylum in the United States have persisted under President Joe Biden, leading many migrants to give up and cross illegally or languish for months in border towns.

  • Jul 13, 2022
  • 5:33 PM

Supreme Court: Biden Properly Ended Trump-Era Asylum Policy

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Biden administration properly ended a Trump-era policy forcing some U.S. asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico. The justices’ 5-4 decision for the administration came in a case about the “Remain in Mexico” policy under President Donald Trump.

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • 10:55 AM

Judge: Title 42 Asylum Restrictions Must Continue on Border

Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early next week.

  • May 20, 2022
  • 5:59 PM

US Quietly Expands Asylum Limits While Preparing to End Them

The Biden administration has begun expelling Cubans and Nicaraguans to Mexico under pandemic-related powers to deny migrants a chance to seek asylum, expanding the use of the rule even as it publicly says it has been trying to unwind it, officials said Wednesday.

  • May 5, 2022
  • 5:05 PM

Migrant Crossings Increase as US Plans to Lift Curb on Asylum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Migrants attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border at the highest level in two decades as the U.S. prepares for even larger numbers with the expected lifting of a pandemic-era order that turned away asylum seekers.

  • Apr 18, 2022
  • 5:13 PM

COVID-19 Asylum Limits at US-Mexico Border to End May 23

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that it is ending a policy that limited asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The government said it was already making plans to erect tents and take other steps to prepare for an expected influx of migrants.

  • Apr 1, 2022
  • 4:26 PM

Migrants Hopeful, Suspicious at US Reopening to Asylum

More than a dozen migrants excitedly ran out of their dormitory at the Good Samaritan shelter in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico at the mere mention that the Biden administration may lift a rule that expels people at the border before they can request a chance at humanitarian protection in the United States.

  • Mar 31, 2022
  • 4:18 PM

AP Sources: Asylum Limits at Border Expected to End May 23

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is expected to end the asylum limits at the U.S.-Mexico border by May 23 that were put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Mar 30, 2022
  • 10:08 PM

Salvadoran Journalist, Detained by ICE for 15 Months, Granted Asylum

A Salvadoran journalist arrested in 2018 and detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for over 15 months has been granted asylum. “I escaped from El Salvador and came to the United States because of this country’s stand in defense of its First Amendment rights,” Manuel Durán told Latino Rebels on Friday.

  • Mar 25, 2022
  • 5:26 PM

Biden Administration Announces Changes to Speed Up Asylum Process

On Thursday, the Biden administration announced changes to the process for handling asylum claims at the U.S.-Mexico border, part of an effort to cut the timeframe down to months instead of years. The changes will allow asylum officers at the border to approve or deny asylum claims, which is currently limited to immigration judges.

  • Mar 24, 2022
  • 12:50 PM

Ukrainian Refugees at US-Mexico Border Provide Sharp Contrast With Other Asylum Seekers (PHOTO ESSAY)

While the world watches a humanitarian crisis unfold as Russia wages war on Ukraine, the Tijuana port of entry on the U.S. border is yet again seeing what the city is accustomed to: another immigration crisis, this one centered on Ukrainians seeking asylum and refugee status.

  • Mar 21, 2022
  • 3:33 PM

US Seeks Regional Approach to Migration and Asylum Seekers

Faced with the likelihood of eventually reopening its southern border to asylum seekers, the United States government is urging allies in Latin America to shore up immigration controls and expand their own asylum programs.

  • Mar 16, 2022
  • 12:15 PM

Courts Give Conflicting Orders on Asylum Limits at Border

U.S. authorities have expelled migrants more than 1.6 million times at the Mexican border without a chance to seek humanitarian protections since March 2020, and the Biden administration has extended use of Title 42 authority, named for a 1944 public health law.

  • Mar 7, 2022
  • 3:52 PM

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