Trump’s “Migrant Protection Protocols” policy, known informally as “Remain in Mexico,” makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings.
President Donald Trump already limited access to asylum. Now his administration is trying to make protections even tougher to get.
The Trump administration is indefinitely extending a policy allowing CBP agents to expel anyone trying to enter the U.S. without authorization, even those seeking asylum.
Using an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration expelled 600 minors in April alone.
The U.S. shut its border and Mexico issued a stay-at-home order because of the coronavirus pandemic. But asylum-seekers are not safe.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco previously ruled the policy is likely illegal.
Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy, which strands asylum-seekers across the border, is not getting the public outrage it deserves.
Critics have denounced President Donald Trump's policy shift on asylum as inhumane.
Only three countries in the world currently require asylum-seekers to pay up.
The asylum-seeker was found unresponsive in his cell at Louisiana's Richwood Correctional Center, which has a history of violence.