Factors influencing the approval rate of asylum applications for minors

We talk about unaccompanied minors, but not about their future It is well known that the US has faced a surge in illegal border crossings since late 2020, but mostly since the beginning of 2021. This means that the number of undocumented immigrants apprehended by border forces is increasing exponentially month by month. In fact,…

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Biden may allow DHS officers to process asylum requests

Alarming backlog of pending asylum cases As a result of the global Coronavirus pandemic and hundreds of changes made by the Trump administration to the entire immigration system, the US currently has a rather alarming backlog of immigration cases, especially when it comes to humanitarian programs such as political asylum and refuge. Currently, waiting times…

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Asylum seekers face risky situations in Mexico

Certain border restrictions still in place The political and social identity of Democratic President Joe Biden is strongly related to the ideal of reforming the entire immigration system to expand and improve the legal programs available to all kinds of foreign populations, especially when it comes to highly qualified workers, investors, international students and vulnerable…

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Asylum seekers whose applications were denied have another chance

Asylum seekers are a priority for the current administration The Biden administration has always emphasized the need to repair the damage caused by the Trump administration to the most vulnerable immigrant communities. In the opinion of the current president of the US, former President Trump implemented restrictive policies on the immigration system that tremendously affected…

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The Biden administration lifts restrictions the on political asylum process

The Biden administration lifts restrictions the on political asylum process On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the current administration of the US, led by President Joe Biden, lifted two rules implemented by the Trump administration on the political asylum process, which substantially restricted the possibilities for vulnerable immigrants to request international protection in the country. Attorney…

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Immigration judges need more resources to expedite pending cases

Current backlog of immigration cases Throughout history, the US has always had a high flow of immigrants. This is mainly due to the fact that the country attracts thousands of people from all over the world thanks to its economic stability, job opportunities, social security, public benefits, inter alia. It is worth mentioning that this…

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The Biden administration permanently ends the MPP policy

The Biden administration permanently ends the MPP policy DHS (Department of Homeland Security) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued a memorandum on June 1, 2021, announcing that the Biden administration officially rescinded the MPP (Migrant Protection Protocols) policy. When ending the MPP, Mayorkas stated that this program “does not adequately or sustainably enhance border management in such…

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Asylum seekers urge the Biden administration to lift more restrictions

Biden’s commitment to asylum seekers The Biden administration has a fairly broad and extensive agenda when it comes to the US’ immigration sector. However, Biden and his team are currently primarily focused on the most vulnerable immigrant communities and the surge of illegal border crossings, which are, in fact, related. The current administration of the…

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The Biden administration has already received thousands of asylum seekers

Asylum seekers stranded in Mexico under the Trump administration President Trump’s administration, who led the White House from 2017 to early 2021, always had the firm intention of reducing immigration levels in the US, arguing that the massive flow of foreigners becomes an unnecessary burden on the federal government, saturates the healthcare system and reduces…

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Texas Attorney General asks Biden to reinstate the "Remain in Mexico" policy

Biden rescinded the MPP policy For the past four years, former President Trump tried to reduce immigration at all costs, both legal and illegal, arguing that the massive influx of foreigners becomes an unnecessary burden on the economy and the federal government. Therefore, many of his policies also affected the most vulnerable immigrant populations, including…

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