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U.S. Policy in Mexico and Central America: Ensuring Effective Policies to Address the Crisis at the Border

U.S. Policy in Mexico and Central America: Ensuring Effective Policies to Address the Crisis at the Border

Refugees International is very concerned about the administration’s negotiated arrangements to return asylum seekers to danger in Mexico and Central America. These policies and agreements effectively bypass the laws Congress adopted to protect refugees. Contrary to what the administration claims, these policies will also increase smuggling and trafficking.

In Photos: Waiting for Peace, a Third of South Sudan Remains Displaced

In Photos: Waiting for Peace, a Third of South Sudan Remains Displaced

The conflict in South Sudan has displaced more than 4 million people, a third of the country’s pre-war population, since it started in December 2013. Despite the signing of a peace agreement in September 2018, its lack of implementation has left those displaced wary of returning.  

Alternatives to Detention at the U.S. Border Are Humane and Effective

Alternatives to Detention at the U.S. Border Are Humane and Effective

The Trump administration has pushed for cruel and ineffective policies aimed at deterring migrants from pursuing their right to seek asylum. Central to this strategy has been the prolonged detention of asylum seekers. But policy alternatives exist—and they’re more humane and effective.

The U.S. Shouldn't Make Cameroonians on the Border Wait in Vain

The U.S. Shouldn't Make Cameroonians on the Border Wait in Vain

Americans are well acquainted with the influx of Central American asylum seekers along the southern United States border. But the Central Americans are not alone. Lost in the news cycle are people of many nationalities who have crossed continents to seek refuge in the United States. One such group from Cameroon has been forced to flee in part by contradictions in U.S. policy, only to have America slam the door in their face.

Remain in Mexico Policy is Undermining Asylum and Endangering Asylum Seekers

Remain in Mexico Policy is Undermining Asylum and Endangering Asylum Seekers

In written testimony submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Senior U.S. Advocate Yael Schacher details how the Remain in Mexico (MPP) is undermining the right to seek asylum in the United States, the egregious treatment of asylum seekers by CBP, and how Mexico is struggling to handle the return of asylum seekers.