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Asylum Applicants

Central American asylum seekers sent to Mexico are becoming victims of kidnappings. Under the Remain in Mexico program, asylum seekers are sent to Mexico for… 

The Trump administration issued a rule in mid-July that required asylum seekers who traveled through other countries on the way to the U.S. border to… 

Up until now, the U.S. has been crafting “safe third country”-like agreements with countries like Guatemala, requiring asylum seekers to apply for asylum in those… 

The U.S. and Guatemala made an agreement to send asylum seekers at the U.S. border to Guatemala instead. On Thursday, the first Honduran asylum seeker was… 

On November 8, the Trump administration announced a proposal that would increase fees significantly for a range of immigration applications and forms, including citizenship and… 

Denial of asylum

The First Circuit denied the petition for review, holding that the BIA’s decision to affirm the IJ’s denial of asylum to the petitioner, who argued… 

The Ninth Circuit held that the REAL ID Act permits the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and Immigration Judges (IJs) to base their adverse credibility… 

USCIS released an updated Affirmative Asylum Scheduling Bulletin as of September 11, 2015. This Bulletin explains how the Asylum Division has prioritized the adjudication of…