The Biden administration suspends ACAs with Central American countries

ACAs – Brief Explanation Since former President Trump took office in 2017, his administration tried to establish international alliances to reduce the number of asylum seekers in the US. For instance, the Asylum Cooperative Agreements (ACAs) allowed the Trump administration to create accords with neighboring countries for immigrants in need of international protection to apply…

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Thousands of asylum seekers are still in limbo

The MPP or “Remain in Mexico” policy The Trump administration disagreed with allowing asylum seekers to reside in the US while they awaited responses to their immigration cases, which could take several months or even more than a year. Former President Trump stated on multiple occasions that immigrants take advantage of the immigration system to…

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The Biden administration plans to help the most vulnerable immigrant communities

Trump’s restrictions to hamper the political asylum process The Trump administration proposed on multiple occasions to implement a merit-based immigration system and decrease humanitarian alternatives or relief programs for the most vulnerable immigrant populations such as asylum seekers, refugees, minors who came to the US without legal documentation and foreigners from countries experiencing precarious situations.…

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The Biden administration suspends "Remain in Mexico"

The most vulnerable immigrant communities and the Trump administration The Trump administration always tried to reduce immigration at all costs, both legal and illegal. The former president and his cabinet used all the tools and strategies at their disposal to decrease the number of foreigners entering the US, including extremely vulnerable populations such as asylum…

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democratic staff comment on ACAs

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democratic staff comment on ACAs On January 18, 2021, two days before President-elect Joe Biden took office, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democratic staff released a report denouncing Trump’s Asylum Cooperative Agreements (ACAs) and urge the Biden administration to remove these policies to protect the human rights of the most vulnerable…

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Asylum seekers call on Biden's government to act as soon as possible

Restrictive policies on the political asylum process Over the past four years, the political asylum process has changed considerably under the administration of former President Donald Trump, who increased eligibility requirements and restrictions for asylum seekers through executive actions, Final Rules, and policies. In the opinion of former President Trump, the scenarios to request political…

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Columbus collects donations to help immigrants reaching the borders

Immigrant communities expect change under Biden The results of the most recent presidential elections of the US, which took place in early November 2020, opened a door of hope for immigrant communities such as asylum seekers. The American population elected Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, as the nation’s 46th president, who promised to improve the…

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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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