Tag: Trump Administration

Trump Administration Tries to Keep Asylum Seekers in Mexico

Nov 26, 2018

When Border Patrol fired tear gas on migrants on the Mexico side of the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday, it was one of the more extreme measures the Trump Administration has undertaken to deter migrants fro...

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Trump's Executive Order Further Restricts Asylum--for Now

Nov 12, 2018

In a televised speech on the Thursday before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump announced a planned executive order that would further restrict asylum, but that promise didn’t capture the p...

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Birthright Citizenship isn't Going Anywhere, and it Shouldn't

Nov 2, 2018

It’s hard to take President Trump’s threat to end birthright citizenship through an executive order seriously. Coming as it does during the last days before the midterm elections, it sounds like an ec...

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Economic Impact of Immigrants Complicates the Immigration Conversation

Oct 30, 2018

It’s depressingly clear that President Trump is using immigration as an issue to try to mobilize his base as the midterm elections approach. By all estimates, the migrant caravan won’t reach the U.S.-...

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TPS Termination on Hold for Now

Oct 5, 2018

Earlier this year, the Trump Administration started the clock to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for those in the country who registered for it from Haiti, Sudan, Honduras and El Salva...

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HHS, DOJ Decisions Swell the Number of Undocumented Minors in Detention

Sep 18, 2018

Last week, NPR’s John Burnett told the story behind new shelters built in Texas to house the growing number of detained unaccompanied minors. According to Burnett, the Department of Health and Human S...

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Recent Reads Challenge the Narrative of Refugees and Migrants

Sep 4, 2018

The Trump Administration’s policies on immigration and refugees depend on Americans seeing people from other countries in stereotypical ways. The consequences of America turning its back on those who ...

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Proposed Immigration Change Affects Legal Immigrants

Aug 24, 2018

The Trump Administration has worried liberals and conservatives alike with its proposed change to legal immigration, which expands the notion of “public charge” in a way that is projected to affect mo...

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Decline in International Student Enrollment Has Many Causes

Aug 14, 2018

The drama connected to zero tolerance, family separation, and asylum seekers crossing America’s southern border has rightly attracted a lot of the attention paid to immigration-related issue...

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What Does the Trump Administration's "Ineligible" Designation Mean?

Jul 28, 2018

Friday was the deadline for the government to reunite migrant families with children aged 5 and under that were separated by the “zero tolerance” policy. The Trump Administration claimed to meet the d...

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