10 May 2018

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1


Migrant Caravan Update

A group of mostly Central American asylum seekers and migrants that spent the month traveling through Mexico finally reached the U.S. border at the end of April.

"National Guard Heads to Southern Border Amid Differing Reality from Earlier Deployments," Migration Information Source, 25 April 2018 [text]

Migrant Caravan is No Threat to U.S., but Trump’s Scare Tactics are  (Refugees Deeply, 26 April 2018) [text]

"What Happens When Someone Asks for Asylum at the Border," San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 April 2018 [text]

Customs and Border Protection is Breaking the Law by Refusing Entry to the Migrant Caravan Members (Immigration Impact Blog, 30 April 2018) [text]

The Caravan of Central Americans Seeking Asylum at the Border, Explained (Vox, 1 May 2018) [text]

Central American Migrant Caravan Begins Crossing US Border: 5 Essential Reads (The Conversation, 1 May 2018) [text]

The Government is Filing Charges Against More Migrants Than Ever Before (Immigration Impact Blog, 1 May 2018) [text]

"What It Takes to Get Asylum in the U.S.," New York Times, 2 May 2018 [text]

"All Migrants in Caravan Seeking Asylum Have Crossed into the U.S.," Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2018 [text]

"How Likely are Asylum-seekers from Central American Caravan to Win Their Cases?," Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2018 [text]

Temporary Protected Status

The Trump administration has terminated TPS for Nepal and Honduras, affecting approximately 9,000 Nepalese and 57,000 Hondurans. To date, TPS has already been cancelled for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan; it has been extended for South Sudan and Syria. TPS for Somalia and Yemen currently goes to September 2018; any decision to extend or revoke it must be made at least 60 days before the expiration date.

For info & commentary:

After Almost 20 Years, Honduran Temporary Protected Status Holders Lose Permission to Stay (Immigration Impact Blog, May 2018) [text]

"America's Appalling About-face on Refugees," The Week, 8 May 2018 [text]

Homeland Security Ends Temporary Protected Status for Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal (Immigration Impact Blog, April 2018) [text]

Trump Tells 57,000 Hondurans Who’ve Lived in the US for 20 Years to Get Out - It’s yet another move that will turn people who are in the US legally into unauthorized immigrants (Vox, May 2018) [text]

"U.S. Embassy Cables Warned against Expelling 300,000 Immigrants. Trump Officials Did It Anyway," Washington Post, 8 May 2018 [text]

For some history and background on TPS:

Temporary Protected Status (U.S. Dept. of Justice) [access]
- Provides a history of all countries that have received TPS designations.

Temporary Protected Status: Overview and Current Issues (Congressional Research Service, Jan. 2018) [text]

"Temporary Protected Status in the United States: A Grant of Humanitarian Relief that Is Less than Permanent," Migration Information Source, 2 July 2014 [text]

*What Is Temporary Protected Status? (Council on Foreign Relations, May 2018) [text]


Related post:
Regional Focus: United States (25 April 2018)

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