Trump administration appears to violate law in forcing asylum seekers back to Mexico, officials warn

In dozens of interviews and in court proceedings, current and former officials, judges, lawyers and advocates for asylum seekers said that Homeland Security officials implementing Remain in Mexico appear to be violating U.S. law, and the human cost is rising.

News Story Molly O’Toole
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
August 28, 2019

Tags: Immigration Process


As of the end of July, only 2,599 Remain in Mexico cases had been decided, with another 23,402 cases pending in immigration courts across the country — nearly double the number from one month earlier, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. At that point, not one person had won asylum.

A little more than 1% of the asylum seekers had managed to find legal representation from Mexico.