The US plans to cap the number of refugees allowed in the country to 18,000, a drastic reduction from the 110,000 allowed under the Obama administration.
“At a time when USCIS faces historic and still-growing backlogs, it’s disturbing that the agency is using its limited resources to carry out what appears to be an anti-immigrant messaging campaign.”
The Trump Administration Is Considering Details Of A Plan To Potentially Send Asylum-Seekers To Dangerous Countries
A draft interim rule is circulating that could lay out how previously unclear “safe-third country agreements” work. If implemented, asylum-seekers could be sent to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
The Trump Administration Has Created A Central American Barrier For Asylum-Seekers With A New Honduras Deal
Honduras is the third Central American country through which asylum-seekers will first have to apply for asylum before appealing to the United States.
The Trump Administration Signed An Agreement That Could Force Asylum-Seekers To Ask For Refuge In El Salvador
The agreement is the latest attempt by the Trump administration to decrease the number of asylum-seekers showing up at the US border.
Ken Cuccinelli Wants The Power To Reveal The Personal Information Of Refugees And Asylees Who Are Accused Of Crimes
USCIS has previously said releasing such information could lead to “retaliatory measures by government authorities or non-state actors.” Cuccinelli said in a memo he wants the ability for “prosecutions involving crimes pertaining to national security or public safety.”
The current fee is $110.
Hundreds of thousands of Central Americans and others were expected to be affected by the restrictions.
The 37-year-old Mexican man had been in ICE custody in Illinois since Sept. 3.
Homeland security officials have been directed to secure “safe third country”–style agreements with Honduras and El Salvador by Oct. 1.
Judge Jon Tigar restored an order blocking the policy nationwide.
“This is just another attack on the asylum system,” said one USCIS official.
A draft rule, seen by BuzzFeed News, said hundreds of thousands of people could have their DNA collected each year if it is fully implemented.
A Surge Of Immigration Judges Are Expected To Handle The Cases Of Thousands Forced To Wait In Mexico
“This will wreak havoc on court dockets across the country," said one immigration court official.
The funding transfer comes as hurricane season ramps up and Tropical Storm Dorian takes aim at Puerto Rico this week.
Federal Agencies Have Been Sending Employees Articles From White Nationalist And Conspiracy Websites For Months
A BuzzFeed News investigation found that an arm of the Justice Department and the Department of Labor have shared stories from VDare, a white nationalist publication, with federal employees on multiple occasions over the last two years.
“After being quite accommodating for some time, Mexico is finally drawing some lines.”
The Justice Department Sent Immigration Judges A White Nationalist Blog Post With Anti-Semitic Attacks
Immigration court employees were informed Friday that they would no longer receive daily news briefings after a BuzzFeed News report on its contents.
The proposal would deny thousands of people who cross the border each year to seek asylum in the US the right to apply to legally work.
Top Immigration Officials Gave Asylum Officers The Wrong Instructions On Trump’s New Restrictive Policy
The botched guidance was corrected in an email three days after it was sent to border officials around the country.