Asylum Seekers

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

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.