Supreme Court Must Affirm Illegality of Trump Administration’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

Please see below statement from Refugees International Senior U.S. Advocate Yael Schacher: 

“The Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy has imperiled tens of thousands of asylum seekers who have been forced to wait in poor and dangerous conditions in Mexico as their asylum claims are processed. Families subject to the policy have been living for months without accommodations and basic necessities, and subject to kidnapping, rape, and assault.

The U.S. 9th Circuit already deemed the policy an illegal violation of U.S. and international refugee law last year. The Supreme Court should affirm this ruling and end the policy once and for all. A reversal would end the possibility of finding refuge at the border.”

For more information or to arrange an interview with Yael, please contact Sarah Sheffer at