August 7, 2023 In Advovacy, Uncategorized

The True Impact of Biden’s Asylum Transit Ban

On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that the Biden administration’s asylum transit ban was illegal and should be vacated. The ruling isn’t in effect yet – it was delayed for 14 days and may be stayed indefinitely by the 9th Circuit…

July 24, 2023 In Advovacy, Uncategorized

Biden Administration Will Allow More Families Stuck in Visa Backlog to Reunite in US

The Biden administration has started a program to allow some Central and South Americans who are stuck in the family visa backlog to come to the United States and reunite with their relatives while they wait for their…

July 10, 2023 In Advovacy, Uncategorized

DHS Announces Family Reunification Parole Processes for Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

Biden-Harris Administration continues strategy to provide lawful pathways and reduce dangerous irregular migration WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the implementation of new family reunification parole (FRP) processes for Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and…

June 26, 2023 In Advovacy, Uncategorized

The Economic Impact of Refugees in America

A record 100 million people around the globe were forced to flee their homes in 2022, up from 65 million in 2015. Of those displaced last year, 32.5 million were refugees who had to leave their country in…

June 12, 2023 In Advovacy, Uncategorized

Congress Introduces Sweeping Immigration Reform Bill ‘DIGNIDAD Act’ to Address Systematic Challenges

On May 23, members of Congress introduced what has sadly become an increasingly rare bit of legislation; a comprehensive immigration reform bill aimed at addressing large-scale systematic problems with large-scale systematic action. The “DIGNIDAD (Dignity) Act” represents one…

May 31, 2023 In Advovacy, Uncategorized

The End of Title 42 Might Be Chaotic, But It Doesn’t Have to Be Confusing. Here’s What You Should Know

Title 42 – a policy that has allowed the U.S. government to expel border-crossers without giving them a chance to seek asylum – is expected to officially sunset next week. Federal courts prevented the Biden administration from lifting…

May 15, 2023 In Advovacy, Uncategorized

How To Seek Asylum (Under Biden’s Asylum Transit Ban), In 15 Not-At-All-Easy Steps

Back in February, when the Biden administration proposed a new regulation that would essentially restrict the vast majority of border crossers from qualifying for asylum, we broke it down with a guide to qualifying for asylum in the…

May 1, 2023 In Advovacy, Uncategorized

GOP’s Extreme Border Bill Rejects Solutions and Embraces Ending Asylum

On Monday, April 17, the House GOP introduced its first comprehensive border bill of the 118th Congress. The bill comes after months of disagreement within the caucus surrounding legislative responses to the border, with moderate Republican Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX)…

April 3, 2023 In Advovacy, Uncategorized

Deadly Detention Center Fire Is a Reminder: Both the US and Mexico Are Failing Migrants

On Monday night, 39 migrants died, and another 27 were seriously injured, in a fire in a Mexican detention center in Ciudad Juarez. The migrants—most of them from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Venezuela—were being held for deportation…

April 3, 2023 In Advovacy, Uncategorized

US and Canada Expand Safe Third Country Agreement in Another Move to Limit Asylum

The United States and Canada announced the expansion of their Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) last week during President Biden’s visit to Canada. Under U.S. law, a so-called “Safe Third Country” agreement allows the United States to deport…