Immigration Attorney

Illegal immigrants claim fear of home country as ‘magic words’ to gain asylum

Illegal immigrants claim fear of home country as ‘magic words’ to gain asylum

Nearly one out of every 10 illegal immigrants crossing the southwest border is now demanding asylum, using “magic words” to claim they fear their home country, and turning a program intended to be a humanitarian lifeline into a new path for unauthorized migrants to gain a foothold in the U.S.

It’s a major change over just the last five years as lax Obama administration policies entice ever-more migrants to try to exploit the loophole, which the Border Patrol’s chief calls a “fail in policy.”

Migration worries in America and Britain

Migration worries in America and Britain

Last year immigration ranked among the top four topics that Americans say is a problem for the first time in eight years. Donald Trump, the outspoken Republican front-runner in the presidential race, has made it his signature issue, weaving it into a narrative of general economic decline and concern about terrorism, which also figured high among last year’s problems list

Q&A: The Obama administration's recent immigration raids

Q&A: The Obama administration's recent immigration raids

The Obama administration arrested more than 120 immigrants during two days of raids targeting Central American families who came to the country illegally since 2014. The arrests of immigrants who had been ordered out of the country prompted protests from immigration advocates and lawmakers who have said the enforcement harms families and is a dangerous precedent.