Appeals court won't delay 'Remain in Mexico' return
A federal appellate court has refused to delay implementation of a judge's order reinstating a Trump administration policy forcing thousands to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling late Thursday.
Advocates push AG Merrick Garland to restore asylum protections for domestic violence victims
If any of the families at the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter are in the U.S. illegally, Marta Pelaez, president and CEO of Family Violence Prevention Services, said she wouldn’t know since they’re not asked about their legal status.
Bipartisan group of Texas lawmakers announces legislation to ease crowding at border facilities
US judge blocks Trump administration’s sweeping asylum rules
SAN DIEGO – A U.S. judge on Friday blocked the Trump administration’s most sweeping set of asylum restrictions less than two weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. The court order has limited immediate impact because the government has largely suspended asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border during the coronavirus pandemic, citing public health concerns. He said it was the fifth time a court has ruled against Homeland Security on the same grounds. Any foreigner who steps on U.S. soil has a legal right to apply for asylum, according to U.S. asylum law and international treaty obligations. Donato took issue with how people came to lead the Department of Homeland Security.