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Guatemala: Completely Unsafe for Asylum Seekers

  on July 27, 2019

The Trump Administration has initiated another devastating attack on the U.S. asylum system. The agreement signed yesterday between the U.S. and Guatemalan governments will force asylum seekers from Honduras and El Salvador to pursue safety

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Pay or Die

by Sonia Nazario   on July 26, 2019   publication:

IT’S MONDAY: TIME TO PAY THE GANGS. A bus owner wearing a red knit hat waits for the call he’s gotten every Monday morning for 10 years. That’s when Honduras’s gangs began charging anything with

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Only in America Featuring Sonia Nazario: Profiling Hardship in Honduras

by Ali Noorani   on July 17, 2019   publication:

The National Immigration Forum’s, Ali Noorani, speaks to Sonia Nazario, award-winning journalist and the author of Enrique’s Journey, a story about a 17-year-old boy from Honduras who travels a dangerous road to the U.S. looking

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Beyond the Wall: An Immigrant Youth Mural Unveiling and Performance July 19

  on July 16, 2019

A mural by fifteen immigrant asylum seekers produced with Artolution artists will be unveiled, along with a performance, on Friday, July 19, at 5pm at Key Foods, 52 Avenue A (corner of 4th Street). New

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Trump Administration Sets Dangerous Global Precedent on Asylum

  on July 16, 2019

Download PDF Here   July 16, 2019—The Administration’s interim final rule that would deny asylum seekers from anywhere in the world—including unaccompanied children—the ability to seek protection in the United States if they have traveled

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Immigrant rights group decries new Trump asylum restrictions as ‘most egregious,’ ‘extreme’ to date

by Daniella Silva   on July 15, 2019   publication:

Immigrant rights advocates and attorneys denounced President Donald Trump’s latest move Monday to restrict asylum at the southern border as the “most egregious” and “extreme” policy targeting the form of protection by the administration yet.

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Trump administration agrees to independent investigation of health conditions for children at border facilities

by Elizabeth Cohen and John Bonifield   on July 12, 2019   publication:

The Trump administration has agreed to allow a Stanford University pediatrician to conduct an independent investigation into health conditions for migrant children at US Customs and Border Protection facilities. The pediatrician, Dr. Paul Wise, toured

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Are immigrant children free to leave shelters ‘at anytime’? Half True

by Miriam Valverde   on July 10, 2019   publication:

The treatment of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border has become a huge issue this summer, with members of Congress visiting Border Patrol facilities to see conditions for themselves. A Republican congressman from Texas recently made

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Lawsuit against Homeland Security says new asylum policy violates child immigrants’ rights

  on July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019— Four young asylum seekers are suing the Department of Homeland Security saying that a new policy unlawfully limits their ability to seek asylum. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland, the

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One year later, family separation crisis far from over

  on July 5, 2019   publication:

When the Trump administration started to systematically separate asylum-seeker families as part of a “zero tolerance” immigration policy at the border just more than a year ago, the objective was to deter people from continuing

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