The incoming government's responsibility with asylum seekers

Immigrants flee danger, but find no protection in the US President Trump has led one of the administrations that has most restricted the political asylum process in the US. This humanitarian program is normally available to people in need of international protection as they try to flee from danger, persecution or violence. However, the Trump…

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Four steps Biden should take to improve the political asylum process

The political asylum process under the Donald Trump administration The current administration of the US, led by President Donald Trump, has always proposed to implement a merit-based immigration system, rather than humanitarian alternatives such as political asylum and refuge or immigration based on family ties. Speaking specifically about political asylum, immigrants fleeing persecution, violence, or…

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HRW asks the incoming government to remove the "Remain in Mexico" policy

Asylum seekers under the Donald Trump administration Setting a record, the Trump administration has substantially transformed the immigration system through more than 400 executive actions, which have hampered immigration processes and alternatives available for foreigners to come to the US, including highly skilled workers. One of the processes most affected under the Trump administration is…

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Federal judge blocks the Trump administration's Final Rule on the political asylum process

Trump’s view on political asylum The political asylum process has changed drastically under the current administration of the US since President Donald Trump, along with his cabinet, have always wanted to reduce the number of immigrants entering the country, including the most vulnerable immigrant communities like asylum seekers. It is important to clarify that, for…

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HRF comments on the "Remain in Mexico" policy

Trump’s policies affect the political asylum process Dozens of immigrants arrive daily at the US’ borders with the intention of requesting international protection through political asylum. To be eligible for this humanitarian program, they must submit an application and present evidence, demonstrating that they have been or could be victims of persecution, violence or abuse…

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Asylum seekers look forward to Inauguration Day

The Trump administration’s view on the political asylum process The Trump administration’s policies have tremendously changed the political asylum process. Before analyzing the repercussions of the current government’s policies, it is important to explain that immigrants have the possibility to request political asylum when they are trying to flee from danger, persecution, violence, abuse, war…

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Northern Triangle of Central America signs agreement with the US to receive asylum seekers

Northern Triangle of Central America signs agreement with the US to receive asylum seekers On December 29, 2020, after more than a year of planning, the US and the countries of the Northern Triangle of Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras) signed the so-called “Asylum Cooperation Agreements” (ACA), which went into effect immediately. Broadly speaking,…

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HRF comments on Trump's new Final Rule

The Trump administration’s opinion regarding political asylum The US is the destination for thousands of immigrants, who are trying to protect their lives from danger, persecution, violence, abuse, war and other precarious situations. The most vulnerable immigrant communities often reach or cross the country’s borders to request international protection through humanitarian programs such as political…

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The Trump administration established an immigration agreement with El Salvador

The Trump administration’s agreements with neighboring countries Reducing immigration has always been the goal of the current administration of the US. Since President Donald Trump launched his political campaign to win the 2016 election, he has used immigration as a pillar, and not in a positive way. In the Trump administration’s view, immigration can become…

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Final Rule increases restrictions for asylum seekers

Political asylum applications during Donald Trump’s term President Trump, along with his cabinet, has always wanted to change the current immigration system of the US and has proposed merit-based alternatives rather than humanitarian programs or immigration based on family ties. Thus, over the past four years, the Trump administration has dramatically changed processes to request…

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