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