UNHCR, May 20, 2021, Statement attributable to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi
"I appeal to the government of the United States to swiftly lift the public health-related asylum restrictions that remain in effect at the border and...
Here is a link to the recording of the May 6, 2021 60-minute webinar by PHR, Physicians for Human Rights:
" The Trump administration's misuse of a long-forgotten public health statute has turned the Title 42 policy into one of the most restrictive...
Tina Vásquez, April 1st, 2021
"A man calls the Phoenix Police Department on January 29—his uncle has been kidnapped. Smugglers are holding his uncle at a drop house. They had helped his uncle, a newly arrived undocumented immigrant...
AIC, Mar. 29, 2021
"The United States has long guaranteed the right to seek asylum to individuals who arrive at our southern border and ask for protection. But since March 20, 2020, that fundamental right has been largely suspended. Since that...
Nicole Phillips, Tom Ricker, Mar. 25, 2021
"Today, one year after the “Title 42” policy was enacted, the Haitian Bridge Alliance, Quixote Center and UndocuBlack release the report, The Invisible Wall: Title 42 and its Impacts on Haitian...
Here is the govt. brief in the P.J.E.S. v. Pekoske lawsuit, and here is the public Appendix.
The Appellees brief is due March 11th . Here is the ACLU case page.
Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 17, 2021
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces a temporary exception from expulsion for unaccompanied...
Felipe De La Hoz, The Intercept, Jan. 2, 2021
"U.S. Customs and Border Protection has used a controversial Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order authorizing the expulsion of asylum-seekers on supposed public health grounds to send multiple...
P.J.E.S. v. Wolf, Nov. 18, 2020
"Plaintiff P.J.E.S., a 15-year-old minor from Guatemala who entered the United States as an unaccompanied minor in August 2020, brings this action against Chad F. Wolf in his official capacity as Acting Secretary...
Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, Nov. 2, 2020
"By designating them public health threats who could spread the virus, the Trump administration has expelled at least 8,800 unaccompanied migrant children, some as young as 10 , without a court hearing...
CDC, Oct. 13, 2020
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the issuance of an Order suspending the right to introduce certain persons into the United States from countries where a quarantinable communicable disease exists...
Flores v. Barr, Oct. 4, 2020
"The government has not satisfactorily explained why ORR’s largely empty shelters are not capable of absorbing even as many as 140 additional minors a week for short-term stays before those minors are expelled...
Jason Dearen, Garance Burke, Associated Press, Oct. 3, 2020
"Vice President Mike Pence in March directed the nation’s top disease control agency to use its emergency powers to effectively seal the U.S. borders, overruling the agency’s...
Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 177 / Friday, September 11, 2020
"The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issues this final rule to amend the Foreign Quarantine Regulations administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Sept. 8, 2020
"The Trump administration is considering changing a pandemic-related border policy to no longer quickly return unaccompanied immigrant children to four countries that require them to test negative for...