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Merrick Garland Opens Asylum Eligibility to Battered Spouses

Merrick Garland Opens Asylum Eligibility to Battered Spouses

News Release Statement from USCIS Acting Director Tracy Renaud on Today’s DOJ Asylum Decisions June 16, 2021  “We applaud the Attorney General’s decisions today vacating two prior decisions that limited asylum eligibility for individuals fleeing violence perpetrated by domestic partners or on account of familial relationships in their home countries. We have advised our officers […]

JUDICIARY Appeals Court Upholds Block on Trump Admin Policies Narrowing Criteria for Asylum

JUDICIARY Appeals Court Upholds Block on Trump Admin Policies Narrowing Criteria for Asylum

BY JANITA KAN The Trump administration suffered a setback after a federal appeals court upheld a block on several immigration policies that sought to narrow the criteria for asylum for illegal immigrants. The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 ruling on Friday upheld a lower court’s decision to block the Trump administration from enforcing […]

POLITICS | Appeals Court Suspends Own Order After Halting Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Asylum Policy

POLITICS | Appeals Court Suspends Own Order After Halting Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Asylum Policy

BY MIMI NGUYEN LY A federal appeals court has suspended an order that would block an immigration policy requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while a court processes their claims. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request on Friday from the Trump administration to pause its ruling from earlier in […]

Internal Docs Reveal That Trump Admin Will Begin Deporting Mexicans To Guatemala

Internal Docs Reveal That Trump Admin Will Begin Deporting Mexicans To Guatemala

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . The Trump administration is set to begin deporting Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala, according to internal documents, marking the latest initiative to help manage the immigration crisis at the U.S. southern border. An asylum agreement signed between the Trump administration and the Guatemalan government is expanding to include Mexican […]

11 Migrants Have Qualified For Asylum Under Remain In Mexico Program: Report

11 Migrants Have Qualified For Asylum Under Remain In Mexico Program: Report

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   Of the nearly 50,000 who were under the Remain in Mexico Program in September, just 11 individuals were granted asylum into the U.S., The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Remain in Mexico, also known as Migrant Protection Protocols, requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed […]

Trump Thought He Won A Legal Fight Over Asylum Rules. Then A California Judge Weighed In

Trump Thought He Won A Legal Fight Over Asylum Rules. Then A California Judge Weighed In

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . A federal judge in California stopped the Trump administration from enforcing new rules meant to address the spike in asylum applications. The decision came just hours after a different federal judge sided with the government in an identical dispute.  The White House blasted the decision, saying a […]

Kyrsten Sinema, Eight Other Senators Sign Letter To Speed Up Removal Of Certain Migrants

Kyrsten Sinema, Eight Other Senators Sign Letter To Speed Up Removal Of Certain Migrants

By Shelby Talcott | Contributor   Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is aiming to implement a program at the U.S.-Mexico border that would speed up the removal of migrants without valid asylum claims. The Arizona Democrat joined eight other senators in signing a letter Wednesday to acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, The Arizona Republic reported. The letter detailed how the […]

DOJ And DHS Issue New Rules On Asylum Seekers

DOJ And DHS Issue New Rules On Asylum Seekers

Amber Athey | White House Correspondent   The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new rule Monday indicating that migrants who cross the southern border are not eligible for asylum unless they apply in the first safe country they enter. The rule, which only applies to prospective claims and […]

Report: Trump’s Asylum Program With Mexico Is Adding Two Additional Cities

Report: Trump’s Asylum Program With Mexico Is Adding Two Additional Cities

Jason Hopkins | Immigration and Politics Reporter   The Remain in Mexico program will reportedly add two more Mexican border towns, the latest sign that Mexico is doing more to mitigate illegal immigration into the U.S. U.S. asylum seekers will soon be able to stay in two additional Mexican border cities as they wait for […]

USCIS Announces Online Case Status Feature for Asylum Applicants

USCIS Announces Online Case Status Feature for Asylum Applicants

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that applicants who have a pending affirmative asylum application with USCIS can now check the status of their applications online at uscis.gov/casestatus. Only asylum applicants with an application pending with USCIS will be able to use this new feature to check their case status online. It will […]

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