New Border Policies Could Have a Big Impact on Families, Children, and Asylum Seekers

New Border Policies Could Have a Big Impact on Families, Children, and Asylum Seekers

Joshua Breisblatt, American Immigration Council (April 10, 2018)

Undocumented immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border increasingly consist of asylum seekers fleeing record levels of violence in Central America. But the Trump administration’s response to this humanitarian crisis has been unforgiving. In fact, the administration has recently made two policy announcements with the goal of further criminalizing immigrants apprehended crossing the border, as well as keeping them in immigration detention indefinitely.

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