This year the Trump Administration has engaged in an unprecedented assault on asylum seekers and refugees seeking protection at the southern border.
Factsheet | November 27, 2018
Report | May 13, 2020
Pandemic as Pretext: Trump Administration Exploits COVID-19, Expels Asylum Seekers and Children to Escalating Danger
The Trump Administration is exploiting the coronavirus crisis to pursue its long-held
Factsheet | May 01, 2020
On May 1, 2020, the Trump administration published an agreement signed with Honduras in September 2019, that purports to allow the United States to transfer third-country asylum seekers to Honduras,...
Letter | April 23, 2020
April 23, 2020 On March 20, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an interim final rule (IFR), 85 FR 16559-16567,...
Factsheet | April 17, 2020
Public Health Experts, Medical Doctors, Prison Experts, and Former ICE Officials Urge Releases from Immigration Detention Facilities to Control the Spread of COVID-19
Leading public health experts, medical doctors, prison experts, and former government officials agree that urgent action is needed to avoid an unmitigated public health disaster in Immigration and...
Letter | April 16, 2020
Illegal Expulsions by the Department of Homeland Security under the March 20, 2020 Order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
April 16, 2020 Dear Acting Secretary Wolf and Director Redfield: Our 125 legal, faith-based, humanitarian, human rights and community organizations write to vehemently object to the...
Letter | April 14, 2020
April 14, 2020 Dear Acting Secretary Wolf, Acting Commissioner Morgan, Acting Director Albence and Director McHenry: In light of the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, our 27 legal, faith-based...
Letter | March 17, 2020
March 17, 2020 Dear Governor: As you address the public health challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we (Physicians for Human Rights, Human Rights First and Amnesty...
Factsheet | March 10, 2020
Disinformation and Spin: Trump Administration Deploys Troops to Border, Paints Asylum Seekers and Attorneys as Threat
On March 6, 2020, as the Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to freeze a February 28 ruling halting its forced return of asylum seekers to Mexico, government officials announced the...
Letter | March 06, 2020
March 6, 2020 Dear Acting Secretary Wolf: Our 153 legal representation, refugee assistance, faith-based, human rights, and community groups write to urge your agency to end the “...