Timeline for entries tagged “Honduras”

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

June 10, 2020

  • The ACLU, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, and Oxfam America file the first lawsuit against the border shutdown policy, representing a 16-year-old Honduran boy being held in CBP custody and threatened with expulsion despite fleeing severe persecution. The suit argues that the public health law doesn’t create a separate immigration process and that the Trump administration is illegally using it to create one.

Tags: Asylum, Honduras, Migration, Public Health, Unaccompanied Children