Tag Archives: Asylum seekers
Since the pandemic started, asylum seekers waiting in Mexico have had their immigration court hearings postponed — again and again. With their lives and asylum cases on indefinite hold, some consider other options.
By Lorne Matalon In what is cited as evidence that a Trump administration policy targeting Central Americans asylum seekers is an effective deterrent, Natalia Medina said she will not make another attempt to enter the U.S. to gain asylum. Medina … Continue reading
By Lorne Matalon Guatemala has sealed its borders and banned the arrival of commercial flights, including those from the United States, in an attempt to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Cargo is exempted, but commercial flights are banned … Continue reading
By Gabrielle Jones, KERA News A 41-year-old Congolese woman seeking asylum died Wednesday in U.S. custody shortly after she entered a border station in South Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday. CBP said in a statement that the woman arrived … Continue reading
By Mallory Falk, KERA The Otero County Processing Center is a squat, beige facility surrounded by desert, about 30 minutes outside El Paso, in Chaparral, New Mexico. Last fall, a group of volunteers drove out to the site, to meet … Continue reading
By Mallory Falk, KERA When Jesús Enrique Rodriguez Mendoza turned himself in to immigration officials, he figured he would be detained but assumed it would be for a short time. Instead, he spent nearly two years in an El Paso … Continue reading
By Carlos Morales A controversial Trump administration policy requiring some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as their cases progress through U.S. immigration courts has now expanded to the Big Bend Sector — a remote but sprawling 500-mile stretch of … Continue reading
Advocates say migrants who request asylum experience abuse and extended detention.