Sunday, May 19, 2024

Los Angeles Welcomes 42 Migrants Bussed from Texas

Miguel Ángel had been detained in an immigration center since January. When he was released from the center in late April, he said he was moved around various Arizona and Central California cities before getting a bus ticket for L.A. “Getting here was a surprise. I thought I would have been deported,” said Miguel Ángel, […]

Biden Administration’s New Immigration Policy Reduces Migrant Asylum at the Border

The Biden administration’s new immigration policy has reduced the number of migrants allowed to apply for asylum at the southern border. Since the start of “asylum ineligibility,” only 46% of single adult migrants who crossed the border have been allowed to claim asylum, compared to 83% from 2014 to 2019. In a lawsuit led by […]

8-Year-Old Girl Dies in Border Patrol Custody in Texas

The girl’s mother said agents repeatedly ignored her pleas to hospitalize her daughter, who had a history of heart problems and sickle cell anemia. Anadith Tanay Reyes Alvarez was born in Panama with congenital heart disease. “She cried and begged for her life, and they ignored her. They didn’t do anything for her,” stated Mabel […]

Lawyers have Found the Parents of 105 Separated Children

The lawyers working to reunite immigrant parents and children separated by the Trump Administration reported earlier this week that they have found the parents of 105 children within the past month. The committee of lawyers and advocates working on reuniting the separated families said it had yet to find the parents of 506 children, which […]

Child deportations surge amid Coronavirus pandemic

The Trump administration has expedited the deportation of child migrants during the coronavirus pandemic, citing public health, but documents obtained by NBC News show that as far back as 2017, now–DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf sought to expedite child deportations in order to discourage Central American asylum seekers. Recent reports from immigration lawyers, DHS officials and congressional staff have […]

Court Blocks Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy Along Part Of The Border

A federal appeals court has decided to block the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” plan in two states along the U.S. border, following back-and-forth rulings over the program. In its order late Wednesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said that next week the administration will have to stop making asylum-seekers wait […]

Trump Administration to impose even more restrictions for asylum seekers

Yesterday the Trump administration presented a new set of restrictions to the nation’s asylum system, unveiling a proposal to significantly expand the crimes that render migrants ineligible for asylum in the U.S. to include convictions of using false documents and crossing the border illegally more than once. The proposed rule by the Department of Homeland […]

Cuban asylum seeker apparently commits suicide while in ICE custody

A Cuban migrant died of an apparent suicide at a Louisiana detention center after spending months in detention while his immigration case played out in court, authorities said yesterday. Roylan Hernandez-Diaz, 43, died Tuesday at the Richwood Correctional Center in Richwood, Louisiana, ICE said in a statement. Hernandez-Diaz was found unresponsive in his cell and […]

Trump Administration signs asylum deal with Honduras

The Trump administration reached a deal with the government of Honduras to enhance the Central American nation’s asylum capacity.  The agreement, signed yesterday, is similar to agreements previously reached with the governments of El Salvador and Guatemala, a senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official told reporters on a phone call. The official said migrants who had […]

DHS Chief announces the end of ‘Catch And Release’

The Trump administration will no longer allow migrant families apprehended at the border to enter the U.S. under the immigration policy commonly known as “catch and release.” The policy change was announced yesterday by Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan in remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. “With some humanitarian […]