Category: Asylum News

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 […]

Ending Title 42 won’t cause immigration mayhem — It will restore order

BY STEPHEN YALE-LOEHR for The Hill Since March 2020, approximately 900,000 people — including over 215,000 parents and children — have been denied the ability to request asylum at all. They’re casualties of Title 42, a pandemic-related policy that paused nearly all asylum proceedings at the border. Some people argue the policy is preventing an influx of […]

Victory for Asylum Seekers in US Supreme Court

Biden Can End Abusive ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program, but Title 42 Expulsions Continue By Ari Sawyer for Human Rights Watch The United States Supreme Court ruled on June 30 that President Joe Biden can end the Migrant Protection Protocols, known as the “Remain in Mexico” program. While this constitutes an important victory for the right to seek […]

Judge says CDC can’t end the Title 42 rule that allows for quick expulsion of migrants – CBS News, May 20, 2022

(Update: The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request to put the lower court’s ruling on hold, keeping Title 42 in place for now while the issue is being litigated.)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cannot move forward with a plan to discontinue pandemic-related emergency rules that allow U.S. border agents to rapidly […]