US: Plan to Shut Border Endangers Asylum Seekers

Expand In a photo taken on November 6, 2019, Border Patrol agents hold a group near McAllen, Texas, along the US-Mexico border. © 2019 AP Photo/Eric Gay (Washington, DC) – A Trump administration plan to immediately return to Mexico all asylum seekers who cross between ports of entry without any examination of their protection claims violates […]

Kazakhstan: Improper Prosecution of Asylum Seekers from China

Expand Kazakhstan is prosecuting Kaster Musakhanuly (left) and Murager Alimuly (right), two ethnic Kazakh, Chinese citizens from Xinjiang, who are seeking asylum and at risk of torture if returned to China. Zaysan, January 6, 2020.  © 2020 Khadisha Akaeva RFE/RL (Berlin) – Kazakhstan should not forcibly return two Chinese citizens fleeing ill-treatment in Xinjiang or […]

US: Mexican Asylum Seekers Ordered to Wait

Expand Mexican asylum seekers wait to ask for protection at a port of entry on November 22, 2019. © 2019 Human Rights Watch/Ariana Sawyer (El Paso, Texas) – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have denied entry to the United States to Mexican asylum seekers, exposing thousands, including families and children, to danger in […]

Croatia: President Admits Unlawful Migrant Pushbacks

Expand A migrant who claims he was beaten by Croatian police while attempting to cross the border to Croatia shows his injury at a factory hall turned migrants facility in Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. © 2019 Darko Bandic/AP Photo (London) – Croatia should immediately stop summarily returning migrants and asylum seekers to Bosnia and Herzegovina, […]

US: Unaccompanied Children Turned Back at Border

Expand An American&nbspborder patrol agent walks across the border fence separating Mexico in the U . s . States near Calexico, California, U.S. Feb 8, 2017. &copy 2017 Reuters (Washington, Electricity) &ndash US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have switched away unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the border, exposing these to the possibility of […]

Déjà vu on the Greek-Turkey Border

Expand Migrants that entered the land border between A holiday in greece and Poultry are noticed in the Pre-Removal Detention Center within the village of Fylakio, Northern A holiday in greece, Feb 24, 2017. &copy 2017 Alexandros Avramidis /Reuters 10 years ago, I documented an organized pattern of brutal Greek border police pushbacks of migrants […]

7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies in US Border Patrol Custody

The headline alone made me sink. &ldquo7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol child custody dies of lack of fluids, exhaustion.&rdquo I felt a wave of deep sadness, but no real surprise. Expand A woman stands within the lobby from the Adelanto immigration detention center,&nbspin Adelanto, California, U.S., April 13, 2017. &copy 2017 Reuters The […]