“The Trump Administration has enacted the harshest immigration policies in a century, but it has also reached the outer limits of what any government can legally do to stem immigration. The courts have blocked a number of the President’s signature initiatives, from his family-separation policy to a Presidential proclamation banning asylum. In response, the Administration has planned more aggressive enforcement measures, but none of them has changed regional migration flows.”
Jonathan Blitzer, staff writer for the New Yorker
Trump and his aide Stephen Miller see the “credible fear” interview asylum seekers are entitled to under U.S. law as a loophole that needs to be close.
One more account of Trump’s firing of Kirstjen Nielsen as head of DHS: she spent too much time working on cybersecurity, not on closing the border.
U.S. law says you can ask for asylum even if you’re in the country illegally. We’ll see what the courts say about the attorney general’s latest decree.
“He drew his school mascot and ICE labeled him a gang member. How high schools have embraced the Trump administration’s crackdown on MS-13, and destroyed immigrant students’ dreams.”, 12/27/18
This is one of a series of articles on immigration that earned Pro Publica’s Hanah Dreier a Pulitzer Prize this week.
This four-minute video from the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service shows what it feels like to be separated from your parents and placed in foster care