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Court Grants Asylum to Mexican Man Persecuted After Refusing to Allow Cartel Leader to “Possess” His Wife

The Seventh Circuit granted the petition for review and remanded, finding that the record compelled a finding that the torture and persecution that the petitioner had suffered in the past at the hands of a Mexican drug cartel and feared in the future were and would be because of his membership in the particular social group of his wife’s family, and thus that he had demonstrated statutory eligibility for asylum in the United States.

Trump Administration Sued over Major Shift in Asylum Policy

The Associated Press reports that the ACLU and other groups filed a federal lawsuit yesterday to block the Trump administration from returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts.

“If the Police Aren’t Safe Here, What About Us?” Asylum Seekers Fear “Remain in Mexico” Policy

Texas Monthly reports on the initial implementation of the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico policy, as well as the dangers that individuals seeking asylum in the United States face while they are in Mexico. If fully enforced, the new policy could result in tens of thousands of migrants waiting in Mexican border cities for their cases to be heard in U.S. courts. The Hill reports that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus sent a letter to DHS demanding information about how this new policy is being implemented.

Trump Administration Sows Chaos, Risks Lives with “Remain in Mexico” Policy

DHS announced a new policy that would force most asylum seekers who have passed a preliminary screening to remain in Mexico pending a full hearing before an immigration judge.

CBP Muster on Processing Citizens of Mexico Arriving by Air

An undated CBP muster informing CBP officers that a Mexican presenting a Diplomatic or Official Passport who is not assigned a post in the U.S. and enters for a visit of 6 months or less does not need to present a visa.

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