Timeline for entries tagged “Deportation”

A chronology of events related to U.S. border governance and migration

June 25, 2020

  • Judge Carl Nichols of the U.S. District Court of Washington rules in favor of a 16-year-old Honduran boy at risk of deportation under the CDC’s emergency shutdown. A conservative appointed by President Trump, it is Nichols’ second time this month siding with the ACLU in questioning the public health law’s ability to authorize expulsions. While it specifically concerns relief for a migrant child, there is hope from human rights advocates that this ruling will set a precedent moving forward with additional challenges to the order’s legality.

Tags: Asylum, Deportation, Honduras, Human Rights, Migration

May 20, 2020

  •  The ACLU criticizes the indefinite extension of the order enabling the deportation of thousands throughout the pandemic. The ACLU states that CBP has unjustly been able to prevent 99.99% of migrants from applying for asylum due to acquired internal CBP guidance, which directs agents to turn away anyone who can not “make an affirmative, spontaneous, and reasonably believable claim that they fear being tortured in the country they are being sent back two.”

Tags: Asylum, Deportation, Human Rights, Migration, Public Health

April 17, 2020

  • Gilmer Barrios, a citizen of Guatemala with an open case in U.S. immigration court and no prior deportation order, was stopped at a CBP checkpoint near San Diego, California, and rapidly deported to Tijuana on March 23. On April 17, Barrios has finally secured passage back to the United States after intervention from the Guatemalan consul general in Los Angeles, California.

Tags: Apprehensions, Deportation, Guatemala, Migration, Organizational Culture