Category Archives: asylum

Four Myths About Asylum Seekers

People who are being persecuted around the world have a legal right to apply for asylum in the United States. As the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) explains, a person may apply for asylum in the United States regardless of their original country and regardless of their current immigration status. In other words:... READ MORE

What is the Flores Settlement?

For several weeks the Trump Administration has falsely blamed ‘the law’ for its immoral decision to separate families at the southern border. Some administration officials have also pointed to the 1997 Supreme Court case of Flores v. Reno (also known as the ‘Flores settlement’) as a reason why family separation occurred. Once again this is... READ MORE

The Trump Administration Says Family Separation is “The Law”: Here is Why They are Wrong

In recent months, the Trump Administration has pursued an incredibly inhumane and wholly counterproductive family separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border. In some cases, asylum seekers are being detained and their young children are being torn away from their arms and shipped to detention facilities on the other side of the country. Facing questions about... READ MORE