On Thursday, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced an amendment to the rules governing asylum requests rendering ineligible for asylum those who attempt to enter the United States in violation of an order issued under Section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Those statutes give the president certain authorities to restrict the entry of aliens to the United States.
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The 5,000-person migrant caravan that has made so much news reflects only 10 percent of the monthly total of people requesting asylum or apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border.
On June 20, President Trump signed the following order to end the administration’s policy of separating families who attempt to enter the country illegally. Under the new policy, the administration will detain parents and children together “where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources.”
The Trump administration practice of separating families at the border is clearly immoral. It may be illegal as well.
A recent Board of Immigration Appeals case concluded that a woman who was kidnapped and forced into labor for El Salvadoran guerrillas is a material supporter of terrorism and therefore ineligible for asylum.
A former civil servant reflects on reports of Customs and Border Protection agents forcibly removing children from their parents.
In an interview, anthropologist Natalia Mendoza describes how drug and migrant smuggling take place in the Mexican town of Altar.
An overview of the legal, technical and fiscal hurdles to carrying out Trump's January 25th executive order.
The Department of Homeland Security released two implementation memos today providing guidance to DHS personnel regarding President Trump’s Executive Orders restricting immigration and refugee policies.
The DHS Border Memo: Ramping Up Expedited Removal and Raising Tensions with Mexico and with Due Process
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly has just sent two memos to the White House for review that could fundamentally reshape U.S. immigration enforcement and exacerbate tensions with Mexico.