A Medical Assessment of Trump’s Asylum Policy October 5, 2019
In a stuffy attic-turned-office in Tijuana, Mexico, Juan (his name has been changed to protect his identity) described the harrowing events that drove him to flee his home in Guatemala, travel thousands of miles by foot, and request asylum in the United States. As emergency physicians at a Los..
US ban on asylum seekers disqualified most immigrants September 27, 2019
Elliot Spagat, Tijuana, Mexico, (AP): Julio Lopez and his family faced a decision when they reached the U.S. border to seek asylum: cross illegally or follow government instructions to stay in Mexico, even if it meant waiting for months. The Salvadoran family waited for their chance to make their..
Lawsuit Challenges End of Immigrant Medical Relief Program September 5, 2019
BY PHILIP MARCELO, BOSTON (AP): Civil rights groups sued President Donald Trump's administration Thursday over its decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to remain in the country for medical treatment and other hardships. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts..
Crimes by Illegal Immigrants Widespread Across U.S.—Sanctuaries Shouldn’t Shield Them September 4, 2019
The decision by a California appeals court Friday overturning the conviction of an illegal immigrant who shot and killed Kate Steinle in San Francisco in 2015 once again put the national spotlight on the serious problem of crimes committed by people in the U.S. illegally. The appeals court in San..
Closing the Refugee Education Gap August 30, 2019
Nowadays, making an investment – whether in shares, bonds, property, gold, lottery tickets, or the latest startup – is quick and easy. But when it comes to investments in people, the dividends are not always as clear, nor is the means by which one can measure the returns. One might be doubly..
Migrants, babies rescued at sea as survivors say six drowned August 28, 2019
ROME, (AFP): A charity ship rescued some 100 migrants in the Mediterranean Wednesday, including 22 small children who had survived their foundering dinghy being pummelled by a wave fellow occupants said drowned six people. Charity Mediterranea Saving Humans said the survivors were taken aboard the..
The Power of Cash for Refugees August 23, 2019
The world is experiencing the highest levels of forced migration on record. Conflict, natural disasters, and other emergencies have driven more than 70 million people from their homes, about 26 million of whom have become refugees. They often endure long and treacherous journeys, after which they..
TPS Holders Urge 9th Circuit to Maintain Injunction Preventing Trump Administration from Terminating the Legal Status of 400,000 People August 15, 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA: On August 14, at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, TPS holders defended the preliminary injunction which prevents the government from terminating their humanitarian legal status. The Ninth Circuit considered the Trump Administration’s challenge to a district court order which..
Nepal lawmakers seek guarantee of citizen’s right to privacy August 12, 2019
KATHMANDU: The State Affairs and Good Governance Committee under the House of Representatives today completed clause-wise deliberations on the bill relating to the National ID Card and Registration. The meeting directed to the Home Ministry's officials to revise the bill by incorporating feedback..
How we became the world’s suckers on immigration July 30, 2019
Looking at our immigration policies compared to the rest of the world, you’d think America lost a bet. The United States is one of only two developed countries in the world (the other is Canada, and even it has some restrictions we don’t have) with full “birthright citizenship,” meaning..
Bangladeshi woman rescued 10 months ago being deported July 19, 2019
KATHMANDU: A Bangladeshi woman, who was rescued from the street of Nawalparasi West ten months ago along with her new born baby, is being deported to her home country on coming Monday. The Nepal-based Embassy of Bangladesh is facilitating her handover process. The woman with mental disorder at the..
The Fork Is Mightier than the Wall July 17, 2019
The word “migration” conjures images of war, natural disaster, and severe economic distress. All are important reasons why people seek refuge far from home. But the single most powerful driver of migration may well be food – or, rather, the lack of it. As of 2017, some 821 million people..
Mexico’s Migration Mistake July 3, 2019
Last month, US President Donald Trump’s administration railroaded Mexico into agreeing to take “unprecedented steps” to curb irregular migration and human trafficking across its borders. The deal – the implementation of which will be evaluated this month – is shameful for Mexico and the..
Is Immigrant-Bashing a Vote Winner for the Left? June 18, 2019
Is a hardline position on immigration the key to electoral success for Europe’s beleaguered center left? Denmark’s Social Democrats certainly think so. They took first place in a general election this month after arguing that immigrants threaten the country’s social cohesion and generous..
Mexico publishes Trump’s ‘secret deal’ on migration June 15, 2019
MEXICO CITY, (AFP): Mexico published the document Friday that Donald Trump earlier flaunted as a secret deal to curb migration, but denied it had capitulated to the US president's demands for a so-called "safe third country" agreement. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard underwent a grilling in..