For more than a year, the U.S. government has misused public health authority to expel and block families, adults, and children seeking refuge at the southern border.
Report | April 20, 2021
Failure to Protect: Biden Administration Continues Illegal Trump Policy to Block and Expel Asylum Seekers to Danger
Report | April 09, 2021
Protection Postponed: Asylum Office Backlogs Cause Suffering, Separate Families, and Undermine Integration
The Biden Administration has inherited a large and growing backlog of asylum claims.
Factsheet | May 15, 2020
The United States has the ability to both safeguard public health in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and safeguard the lives of families, adults, and children seeking asylum and other humanitarian...
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 goal of preventing refugees from seeking and receiving humanitarian protection in the United States. Under...
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...