Pima County Board of Supervisors vote to transport asylum seekers

Asylum seekers already entering the US

Over the past four years (2017-2021), American citizens and immigrant communities have witnessed how the Donald Trump administration substantially restricted alternatives available to vulnerable populations such as asylum seekers and refugees.

To give a specific example, in 2019, former President Trump signed an agreement with Mexico called MPP (Migrant Protection Protocol), commonly known as “Remain in Mexico”. This policy did not allow asylum seekers to enter the US before receiving a response to their immigration cases, but, instead, they had to remain in Mexican territory during the process, which can take several months or even more than a year.

However, one of the current administration’s first actions, with President Joe Biden leading, was to suspend the MPP and introduce a resettlement plan to help asylum seekers who had to remain in Mexico under this policy, even in the midst of the health crisis caused by the global Coronavirus pandemic.

Thanks to Biden’s resettlement project, hundreds of asylum seekers have already entered the US since February 19, 2021, when it took effect. Currently, several non-governmental entities and non-profit organizations, especially from border states, are creating strategies to improve conditions for asylum seekers without affecting the well-being of the American population.

Feel free to contact Motion Law if you need help with an immigration case of any kind or if you want to come to the US for the first time. Our attorneys have vast experience with all kinds of immigration processes, from humanitarian programs such as political asylum, to visa programs based on employment, family ties or study.

Pima County Board of Supervisors vote to transport asylum seekers

On March 24, 2021, in an effort to improve the asylee resettlement system, the Pima County (Arizona) Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to contract with transportation companies to transfer asylum seekers when they are released by Border Patrol agents.

Until now, certain non-governmental organizations have been assisting asylum seekers, but are currently asking the local government for help due to limited resources to transport asylum seekers.

Therefore, the Board of Supervisors plans to create strategies with different companies to transport asylum seekers from certain border regions to Tucson.

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Now that several immigration processes are changing under the Biden administration, it is essential to seek reliable help to start your immigration process or complete a pending case. By following the advice of experts, you will choose the alternative that best suits your current needs and you may be confident about the way you are organizing your documentation.

Adding to that, immigration has always been quite a controversial topic in the US and it is extremely important to follow legal processes to avoid precarious situations and unnecessary inconvenience.

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