We need to look at asylum as a human right
Last updated 8/1/2019 at 1:15pm
In the past year the Trump administration has been applying increasingly restrictive policies to block asylum seekers from pursuing their claims in the U.S. The most recent measure, now temporarily barred by a federal judge’s injunction, would have required migrants traveling through another country such as Mexico to show proof that they had applied for, and were denied, asylum in that country.
That policy would most likely have barred almost all migrants from Central America, as well as many Africans, Haitians and Cubans traveling through Mexico. This policy comes on top of other restric...