Asylum

Leftist Immigration Judges Quitting Under Trump

Some immigration judges are abandoning their posts as the Trump administration tightens asylum policies and pushes for quicker resolutions to a staggering backlog of cases, according to the Los Angeles Times.Forty-five judges left their benches in immigration courts during fiscal year 2019, a courts spokeswoman told the Times.“We’ve seen stuff which is unprecedented — people […]

Migrants Block Bridges Between US, Mexico

Hundreds of migrants blocked traffic on multiple bridges connecting the U.S. and Mexico, demanding expedited asylum hearings, according to reports.Between two and three hundred migrants staged protests at the Gateway and B&M International Bridges on Thursday, causing major traffic delays and shutdowns of both passages, which link Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico.Authorities were able to […]

Trump Admin Announces Major Crackdown on Migrant Surge at Southern Border

The Trump administration has announced new asylum policies that would effectively end asylum entitlements for the vast majority of migrants reaching the southern border. The “Third-Country Asylum Rule” issued in a bulletin by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) signals a major crackdown on asylum claims along the Mexican border. […]