Category: Asylum News

Aljazeera: Indigenous groups say they are left out of US immigration debate

Indigenous asylum seekers from Latin America often face language barriers and discrimination on their journey to the US. By Brian Osgood Published On 24 Jul 202324 Jul 2023 As the United States enacts numerous policies that critics say restrict access to asylum, rights groups have expressed concern that such policies could have especially severe impacts on Indigenous […]

Lawyers Say Helping Asylum Seekers in Border Custody Is Nearly Impossible –The New York Times

The Biden administration changed the way “credible fear” interviews are conducted and raised the bar for who is eligible to seek asylum. By Eileen Sullivan Reporting from Washington July 22, 2023 In the first weeks after President Biden’s new border policies were put in place, his administration recorded a sharp drop in the number of people […]

Press Release: ASISTA Condemns Horrific, Inhumane Treatment of Migrants in Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2023 Contact: Kirsten Rambo, kirsten@asistahelp.org As documented by the Houston Chronicle and other outlets such as The Guardian and CNN, a trooper-medic with the Texas Department of Public Safety expressed concern to his supervisor earlier this month about the inhumane ways that staff there are being ordered to treat migrants, including pushing people back into the river and refusing […]

Biden’s asylum changes reduced border crossings. But are the rules legal?

The Washington Post, By Maria Sacchetti July 18, 2023  The Biden administration has declared that migrants are automatically ineligible for asylum if they enter the United States illegally or fail to seek asylum in another country on their route, according to a temporary rule imposed in mid-May. Asylum seekers who cross the borderillegally are being treated […]

Finding a Pro Bono Immigration Attorney Is Harder Than Ever

Posted in Immigration Impact by Atenas Burrola Estrada | May 19, 2023 | Asylum, Due Process & the Courts, Humanitarian Protection If you are an asylum seeker in the United States who cannot afford an attorney, your chance of finding pro bono assistance is now slimmer than ever. As the number of cases in immigration court has increased, the amount of free […]

How To Seek Asylum (Under Biden’s Proposed Asylum Transit Ban), In 12 Not-At-All-Easy Steps

Posted by Dara Lind | Feb 22, 2023 | Asylum, Humanitarian Protection The Biden administration recently announced a proposed regulation that would all but eliminate access to asylum for the overwhelming number of asylum seekers who come to the United States via the southwest border. But the regulation doesn’t put it that way. Read full article.

A National Assessment of the Biden Administration’s Dedicated Docket Initiative — TRAC Immigration

Published Dec 6, 2022 The Immigration Court’s Dedicated Docket (DD) program was created by the Biden administration to speed the processing of families seeking asylum after arriving along the Southwest Border … … The end result of the Dedicated Docket’s winnowing process was that only 2,894 out of 39,187 closed cases for families assigned to the Dedicated […]