• A year in, Biden hasn’t fulfilled promise to repair refugee resettlement program

    A year in, Biden hasn’t fulfilled promise to repair refugee resettlement program

    Dec 30, 2021 20:44

    On June 20, 2020, World Refugee Day, then-presidential candidate Joe Biden made his most sweeping statement to date on how his administration would differ from his predecessor’s on the rights of migrants.

  • Draconian UK law puts vulnerable asylum seekers at risk

    Draconian UK law puts vulnerable asylum seekers at risk

    Dec 13, 2021 15:57

    The most draconian immigration bill in the UK’s history would see vulnerable Afghans and other asylum seekers being criminalized and imprisoned for up to four years; pushed back at sea; sent abroad for offshore asylum processing, and afforded lesser rights as refugees simply for exercising their basic right to seek asylum in the UK.

  • Biden is upholding Trump's hateful vision for the border

    Biden is upholding Trump's hateful vision for the border

    Dec 09, 2021 16:35

    The Biden administration officially ended “Remain in Mexico” in June, but is now reinstating it under a court order. In one key area, Biden’s rebooted “Remain in Mexico” is even more cruel, expanding the number of people who can be placed into the program, including Haitians and other Caribbean nations with majority Afro-descendant populations like Jamaica.

  • Illegal and inhumane: Biden-Harris and immigration

    Illegal and inhumane: Biden-Harris and immigration

    Dec 08, 2021 10:29

    It is the U.S. that has created or greatly contributed to the economic, climatic, and political instability in many of these Latin American and Caribbean countries. As in Afghanistan, the U.S. has the moral and legal obligation to respond humanely to this desperate cry for help.

  • Biden rebuked for plan to implement 'even worse' version of Trump's 'remain in Mexico' policy

    Biden rebuked for plan to implement 'even worse' version of Trump's 'remain in Mexico' policy

    Dec 05, 2021 17:50

    After the U.S. government announced that it has reached an agreement with Mexico to restart the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" program, immigrant rights advocates criticized the Biden administration for "hiding behind a flawed court order to justify" reviving a policy that forces asylum seekers to wait in makeshift camps along the southern border pending legal review of their cases.

  • Border arrests have soared to all-time high, new CBP data shows

    Border arrests have soared to all-time high, new CBP data shows

    Nov 07, 2021 18:58

    U.S. authorities detained more than 1.7 million migrants along the Mexico border during the 2021 fiscal year that ended in September, and arrests by the Border Patrol soared to the highest levels ever recorded, according to unpublished U.S. Customs and Border Protection data obtained by The Washington Post.

  • New report shows 'shocking abuses' of asylum-seekers by US border agents

    New report shows 'shocking abuses' of asylum-seekers by US border agents

    Oct 25, 2021 15:34

    Shocking instances of sexual and physical abuse of asylum seekers at the southern US border by federal officers have been uncovered by Human Rights Watch, after a years-long battle to wrestle the information from the Department of Homeland Security under freedom of information laws.

  • Advocates blast Biden for embracing Trump's 'racist' policy as court upholds Title 42 expulsions

    Advocates blast Biden for embracing Trump's 'racist' policy as court upholds Title 42 expulsions

    Oct 06, 2021 18:22

    Migrant rights advocates have recently accused President Joe Biden of embracing his predecessor's racist policies and endangering families following a court ruling that will allow the administration to continue expelling asylum-seekers under the pretext of protecting public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Expulsion of migrants in Texas highlights decades of failed US foreign policy toward Haiti

    Expulsion of migrants in Texas highlights decades of failed US foreign policy toward Haiti

    Oct 06, 2021 18:14

    The crisis in Haiti—following problematic elections, natural disasters, and a presidential assassination in July—is really, at its roots, a failure of U.S. foreign policy.

  • Number of immigrants detained by ICE has increased 70 percent under Biden

    Number of immigrants detained by ICE has increased 70 percent under Biden

    Sep 26, 2021 20:59

    Twenty years ago, with almost no debate, the U.S. became a fortress state focused on limiting the rights of immigrants in the name of national security. As a result, the U.S. has the world’s largest immigration detention system — and the federal government continues to throw billions of dollars at federal agencies and prison profiteers, imperiling hundreds of thousands of immigrants each year.