Articles Posted in Asylum

How asylum works in America, is how the asylum process works in the United States. This News Nation report tries to explain the Asylum process and how hard the process really is. 

The report states, “Hundreds of thousands seek asylum in the United States, but only a small fraction of those are admitted. Asylum-seekers face a difficult system fraught with legal delays and personal limbo as they try to build a life in a new country without knowing if or when they will be allowed to work, to travel internationally or simply whether they will be allowed to stay.” 

Here are some of the questions that this news report tries to answer, and they do a respectable job of it:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is trying a new approach to screening Asylum seeming migrants at the southern border with Mexico! A small number of migrants will be screened by asylum officers while still in custody and they will also provide them with access to legal counsel to present their case. This new approach will start in about a week and it is part of the preparations for the end of a pandemic-related rule on May 11th, this rule suspended right to seek asylum for many migrants.

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AP News (, 4/7/23, News Article:

This is a C-SPAN interview with Allen Orr, President of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) about how the removal of title 42 will affect immigration cases. The Biden administration on Friday rescinded Title 42, the Trump-era policy that allows for the rapid expulsion of migrants at the border and blocks them from seeking asylum. This video is part of C-SPAN’s Washington Journal show aired on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. I have placed the link below for your review. 


Video – Washington Journal: Allen Orr On Immigration Cases After Title 42 Removal 

The Trump Administration is using Public Health Laws to shut down any Asylum Requests at all U.S. border enter points. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is turning away all Asylum Requester at U.S borders without review of their Asylum Request.

Asylum Seekers, Jackeline Reyes and her 15-year-old daughter from Honduras where turned away from the border crossing at Reynosa, Mexico on March 24th. The Mother stated, “The agent told us about the virus and that we couldn’t go further, but she didn’t let us speak or anything.”

Please visit this page for more information: Trump quietly shuts down asylum at US borders to fight virus

U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district, Elijah Cummings called for Congress to flight President Trump’s proposed deal with Mexico to keep asylum seekers out of the United States and left them stay in Mexico while their applications are pending in U.S. court. Rep. Cummings explained he was against the deal because, “that’s not the law”. Cummings stated, “They should be allowed to come in, seek asylum, that’s the law,”

For further details please review this Politico News Article, “Cummings: Asylum-seekers should be allowed in U.S.“.

UPDATE: Mexico’s incoming government denies report Mexico supports Trump admin’s new asylum proposal

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