Tag: Remain in Mexico

7 Humane, Effective Border and Migration Measures in the House’s 2021 Homeland Security Appropriation

July 27, 2020

Published by the Washington Office on Latin America on July 27, 2020.

An overview of key measures in the House of Representatives’ version of the 2021 DHS appropriation, including cutting border wall spending, defunding “Remain in Mexico,” reducing ICE detention, and others.

Tags: Border Patrol, Budget, CBP, Detention, Fencing, ICE, Legislation, Oversight, Processing, Remain in Mexico

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020
  • The Jesuit Refugee Service releases a report on the effects of the Remain in Mexico policy and the U.S.’ response to the coronavirus. The report asks policymakers to reinstate access to asylum with measures that manage public health risks, complete the current House Judiciary investigation into the legality of MPP, among other requests.

Tags: Asylum, Human Rights, Migration, Public Health, Remain in Mexico

Pandemic as Pretext: Trump Administration Exploits COVID-19, Expels Asylum Seekers and Children to Escalating Danger

May 13, 2020

Published by Human Rights First on May 13, 2020.

A current overview of how the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response, including blanket expulsions of asylum-seeking Mexicans and Central Americans, including unaccompanied children, is worsening the humanitarian situation along the border.

Tags: Asylum, Crimes Against Migrants, Public Health, Remain in Mexico, Unaccompanied Children

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020
  • Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus denounce the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement’s (ORR) delay in releasing children with pending Remain in Mexico cases. Under the CDC’s March order, the number of unaccompanied minors held by ORR has plummeted to as low as 58 in April, as minors are being expelled shortly after CBP receives them instead. 

Tags: Human Rights, Migration, Remain in Mexico, Unaccompanied Children