Link - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49283157
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Immigration Council have sued the Trump administration over its fast track deportation policy. The U.S. district court in Washington, D.C. has been asked to block the Department of Homeland Security from continuing this policy.
Following the massive raids that took over in Mississippi in which nearly 700 people were arrested, ICE has released 300 people of whom were given a court hearing. The communities that suffered from these raids are in high alert.
After the raids in Mississippi, the communities affected are on the alert. Several immigrant members of the community have restrained themselves from even going out their houses and have stopped sending their kids to school because of fear of being detained.
In this article published by the Wall street Journal, they argue that despite Trump’s new restriction on asylum seekers traveling through Mexico, Border Patrol agents are still preceding the same because they do not know how to proceed. This is because no new information has been provided to them on how to proceed with the newest policy enacted by the administration. For example, the talk about how in 2018, The Trump Administration enacted a policy in which children were separated from their families. However, no policy on family reunification was enacted. Also, they speak about how many NGOs across the country have filed lawsuits in federal courts.
In this article published by Vox, they speak about Trump’s new policy to reduce migration from the Northern Countries. They speak about how this new policy will affect those seeking asylum and how groups supporting migrants will challenge this policy in federal courts.
In this article published by Time, they speak on Trump’s newest policy restriction for asylum seekers. They also go in detail and how this policy violates U.S. and internal law regarding asylum seekers.
This article published by the New Yorker speaks about Trump’s newest asylum restriction. This article is very interesting because they demonstrate how Trump’s attempt to sign a “safe third country” agreement with Guatemala failed because it was met with opposition from Guatemalans. Trump was attempting to sign this deal with Guatemala in order to send to Guatemala asylum seekers so that they could undergo their asylum request in that country. This is very important because Trump was to drastically decrease the number of people arriving to the U.S. Also, this is interesting to see how it will develop if such agreement is ever signed because lets not forget that Guatemalan’s are part of the people migrating to the U.S. because their country is unable to provide security and employment. So, how can a country who cannot provide these things for its citizens will provide it for asylum seekers?
Source Link- https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/trump-administration-to-expand-its-power-to-deport-undocumented-immigrants/2019/07/22/76d09bc4-ac8e-11e9-bc5c-e73b603e7f38_story.html
President Jimmy Morales has appealed the Guatemalan’s court ruling against an immigration deal with the U.S. in which they sought to reduce the number of immigrants arriving at the southern U.S. border. The deal that the U.S. hoped to sign with Guatemala, would label the Central American country as a ‘third safe country.” This would mean that migrants crossing through Guatemala en route to the U.S. would first have to apply for asylum in the Central American country.
Californian Federal judge Jon S. Tigar, has blocked Trump’s rule regarding asylum restrictions. Last week, Trump issued a new policy in which asylum seekers who had traveled through a third country en route to the U.S. would have to first apply for asylum in that country. A federal judge from Washington, D.C. refused to block the ruling. However, Tigar blocked the ruling. The federal government is expected to appeal the Judge’s court ruling.
The Trump administration will appeal the recent court ruling by federal judge Jon S. Tigar on the newest restriction on asylum. The White House has stated that it will fight against this ruling in an effort to protect its national borders. Some Democrats and immigrant advocate groups have praised the ruling.
In Freedom for Migrants’ website, you can find various statistics about immigrants living in the U.S. This statistics range from which states detain the most immigrants, the number of people detained in private prisons, detained immigrants by age, length of detention, and the types of abuses reported by immigrants in detention centers.
A U.S. was detained for 23 days at an immigration detention center. Despite of being a U.S. citizen, when stopped by an immigration checkpoint, Francisco Erwin Garcia was detained by U.S. officials even after he showed them his birth certificate, social security, and ID. This article describes what the young man experienced.
On Friday of last week, President Trump announced that Guatemala signed the “third country safe agreement.” The agreement comes after a serious of potential tariffs that Trump announced if the Central American country did not sign the agreement. The agreement seeks to reduce the flow of immigrants into the U.S. as migrants who crossed through Guatemala are force to apply for asylum in that country.
As Guatemala comes into an agreement with the U.S., many have criticized the country’s inability to provide safe for asylum seekers as is unable to provide safety for its own citizens. One interesting point made in this article is how one of the motivations for Guatemalan president to sign the agreement is due to the ongoing corruption investigation against him.