ㅤ"’They will not be able to disappear into the United States,’ Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen said on Thursday in remarks before the House Judiciary Committee. ‘They will have to wait for approval. If they are granted asylum by a U.S. judge, they will be welcomed into America. If they are not, they will be removed to their home countries.’"
ㅤ"Mexican officials and senior members of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s transition team told The Washington Post that the incoming administration accepted the plan, called ‘Remain in Mexico,’ in a sharp change to long-standing asylum rules that allowed migrants to file asylum claims after entering the U.S. either legally or illegally.
ㅤ’For now, we have agreed to this policy of Remain in Mexico,’ Olga Sánchez Cordero, Mexico’s incoming interior minister and the top domestic policy official for the President-elect, told The Post, calling it a ‘short-term solution.’
ㅤ’The medium- and long-term solution is that people don’t migrate,’ Sánchez Cordero added. ‘Mexico has open arms and everything, but imagine, one caravan after another after another, that would also be a problem for us.’"
ㅤFull story at The Hill. Posted here on 11/24/18. See "migrants, mexico, asylum."
ㅤ"Under new Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security rules published Thursday, immigrants who illegally cross the U.S. southern border from Mexico would be barred from claiming asylum. All asylum claims must be made at a legal port of entry."
ㅤFull story at The Hill. Posted here on 11/9/18. See "asylum, illegal immigration."
ㅤ"President Trump is expected to sign an executive order this week that would revamp U.S. policy on asylum seekers by requiring them to go to ports of entry to apply for asylum, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday."
ㅤFull story at The Hill. Posted here on 11/7/18. See "asylum."
ㅤ"’In the first five months of fiscal year ‘18, CBP saw a 315 percent increase in individuals using children to pose as family units to gain entry into the country compared to fiscal year ’17. Smugglers and drug traffickers know the loopholes well, and they know that if they reach our borders, they will be released into our country and evade the consequences of their criminal action,’ Jonathan Hoffman, assistant secretary of DHS, said."ㅤ