Asylum Seekers

How the option to seek asylum in the United States has effected migration patterns across the southern border.

Mexico to begin accepting Central American deportees
March 21, 2020

Two unnamed Customs and Border Protection officials say Mexico will begin taking back migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, as part of a rapid-deportation agreement with the U.S. that went into effect at midnight.

Bogus immigration attorney in Florida indicted for submitting fraudulent asylum claims
March 11, 2020

A bogus immigration attorney in Florida helped clients submit fraudulent asylum claims, which could and at times have resulted in deportation orders being served. A grand jury had issued a 25-count indictment detailing this fraudulent enterprise.

A new Trump administration tactic for expediting fraudulent asylum claims
January 4, 2020

A new Trump administration tactic expedites the legal processing of asylum claims by illegal immigrants at the southwestern border. Migrants requesting asylum are quickly interviewed to determine the validity of their claims of credible fear of returning to their countries of origin.

"Asylum seekers" cause wait times to jump at Nogales ports of entry
December 15, 2019

"Asylum seekers" recently tried to rush ports of entry at Nogales, Arizona. Customs and Border Protection responded with measures causing long delays for travelers. A CBP Director of Field Operations explains how his officers were diverted from their primary responsibilities.

The "Remain in Mexico" plan is deterring Central American asylum seekers
July 27, 2019

A report in The Texas Tribune shows how the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" program is causing false asylum seekers to return to their home countries, instead of waiting for their scheduled immigration court dates in the United States.

Side-benefits anticipated from Trump's "Expedited Removal" executive order
July 27, 2019

Effective July 2019, the Department of Homeland Security will apply expedited removal procedures of aliens in the United States illegally to the full limit of by the powers set forth in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.

Mexico has reduced illegal immigration to the U.S. by 36%
July 23, 2019

The Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary says that Mexico has reduced illegal immigration to the U.S. by 36%. By implementing this policy, Mexico has avoided having to accept “safe third country” status for illegal migrants from Central America.

Requests for asylum based on "credible fear" claims don't seem credible
July 21, 2019

An infographic posted by the immigration review division of the Department of Justice indicates that the right of an alien who has entered the U.S. illegally to request asylum based on fear of persecution, is being abused.

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