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
Asylum seekers on U.S. border await details on new Biden policy as others forgo official process
Asylum seekers on U.S. border await details on new Biden policy as others forgo official process Asylum seekers on the border are gaining entry into the United States to have their requests processed. Under former President Trump's "remain in Mexico" policy, asylum seekers crossing the border were forced to wait in Mexico until a future hearing. Now, President Biden's reversal of that policy has some seekers hopeful for change. Mireya Villarreal reports.cbsnews.com
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.
The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Publish Final Rule to Restrict Certain Criminal Aliens’ Eligibility for Asylum
Today, the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security announced the publication of a Final Rule amending their respective regulations to prevent certain categories of criminal aliens from obtaining asylum in the United States. The rule takes effect 30 days after publication of the Final Rule in the Federal Register, which is scheduled to occur on Wednesday, Oct. 21. However, in the INA, Congress barred certain categories of aliens from receiving asylum. To ensure that criminal aliens cannot obtain this discretionary benefit, the Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security have exercised their regulatory authority to limit eligibility for asylum for aliens who have engaged in specified categories of criminal behavior. Aliens who have committed certain domestic violence offenses, even if not convicted, will also be barred from asylum.justice.gov