Here's The Draft Report Revealing How US Border Officials Pressured Asylum Officers To Deny Entry To Immigrants
The report's recommendations suggest investigators "found serious problems that need to be remedied," a former Department of Homeland Security official said.
A Top US Immigration Official's Threat To Fire Workers Who Leak Info Was Meant To Intimidate Whistleblowers, Union Says
“USCIS’ messages to employees in the form of illegal gags and threats seek to, and likely will impede, the exercise of their whistleblower rights,” a union letter stated.
The Trump Administration’s Numbers On Immigrant Family Separations Can’t Be Confirmed, Inspector General Says
The upcoming report also says the Department of Homeland Security failed to address the reporting deficiencies despite knowing about them months in advance of the zero-tolerance policy going into effect.
Critics say the Trump administration is forcing people who are fleeing violence and poverty to go back to countries that are unable to protect their own people, let alone immigrants.
Asylum Officers Were Told Of Killings And Violence In Guatemala. They Were Ordered To Send People There Anyway.
The research provided by the government to asylum officers confirmed some of their worst fears about sending people to the Central American country.
“I feel like there were no leaks before USCIS started doing super-sketchy things,” one official told BuzzFeed News in response to the memo.
The Trump Administration Will Deport People Seeking Asylum In The US To Guatemala Without Them Seeing A Lawyer First
The Department of Homeland Security began the secret and controversial deportation process Wednesday. BuzzFeed News obtained new details of how it might work.
The report details the Migration Protection Protocols program, which keeps asylum-seekers in Mexico for the duration of their immigration cases.
Trump Is Sending Asylum-Seekers To Guatemala. His Administration Privately Admitted It Had No Idea What Would Happen To Them Next.
“There is uncertainty as to who will provide orientation services for migrants as well as who will provide shelter, food, transportation, and other care," a DHS document said.
"Sickening" And "Proof" Of Racism: DHS Officials Said Stephen Miller Must Go After His Emails Were Released
“Not that it wasn’t clear before — these emails just confirm what we all know," a DHS official said. "I’m disgusted that my venerable agency has turned into his personal tool for hate.”
US Border Officials Pressured Asylum Officers To Deny Entry To Immigrants Seeking Protection, A Report Finds
A DHS report obtained by BuzzFeed News found the controversial Trump program to keep asylum-seekers in Mexico has caused significant issues at the border.
An Immigration Hardliner Was Just Elevated To The No. 2 Position In Trump’s Homeland Security Department
“This is another end run around proper procedures by the Trump administration,” said one US citizenship official.
“These changes would leave more asylum-seekers dependent, vulnerable to exploitation, and in the shadows,” one immigration attorney told BuzzFeed News, “which is exactly where the regime wants them.”
The Trump Administration Is Proposing To Become One Of Just Four Countries In The World To Charge A Fee For Asylum
“This rule shows their true colors," a former US Citizenship and Immigration Services official said.
An asylum officer said that Border Patrol agents “have an enforcement mindset that isn't appropriate for humanitarian work," such as conducting credible fear screenings.
“It’s another brick in the virtual wall they are creating to block asylum-seekers from entering the US,” an analyst said.
A Federal Judge Temporarily Blocked Trump’s Plan To Block Immigrants From Entering The US Without Proving They Could Get Health Insurance
“Today’s decision highlights the urgency of blocking this health care ban before it causes irreparable damage to our community and those we serve,” said a plaintiff in the case.
“Well, he’s right now acting, and we’ll see what happens,” President Trump told reporters.
Julie Kirchner previously worked at FAIR, which the Southern Poverty Law Center had labeled a hate group and "America’s most influential anti-immigrant organization."
The back-and-forth is the latest episode in a fraught relationship between hardline acting director Ken Cuccinelli and the asylum officers union.