President Biden’s administration has said it will introduce a new rule that would deny many from seeking asylum based on their manner of entry or transit through other countries. The asylum ban is a fundamental departure from how our life-saving asylum system should work and is reminiscent of moments in our nation’s history when we turned away refugees to their death.
ON AFGHANISTAN, ON MIGRATION | ‘Nobody wants to come this way’, Reuters
Their journey starts with a humanitarian visa for Brazil: one of the few remaining exit routes for Afghans fleeing Taliban rule.
It ends – after a perilous trek overland through Latin America across at least 11 countries – with scaling the border wall and jumping onto U.S. soil.
ON AFGHANISTAN, ON MIGRATION | Afghan Women Refugees Harrowing Journeys to Europe – Inter Press Service
Women escaping from the increasingly restrictive Taliban regime in Afghanistan find their journeys to freedom are fraught with dangers. This week the Taliban banned women from universities. They are increasingly forced to remain at home.
ON MIGRATION | Migrants? ‘Don’t You Dare Come Here, Unless…’ – Inter Press Service
When tens of thousands of Europeans had to flee the horrors of two World Wars seldom, if ever, did anyone classify them as “illegal” migrants.
ON AFGHANISTAN, ON MIGRATION | Tens of thousands of Afghan allies were left behind. Why have so few reached US safety? – USA Today
A year after the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, tens of thousands of allies are struggling to reach safety. The US Congress needs to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act now.
ON AFGHANISTAN, ON MIGRATION | Jack McCain: Congress should keep our promises to our allies by passing the Afghan Adjustment Act
Jack McCain: Congress should keep our promises to our allies by passing the Afghan Adjustment Act
ON AFGHANISTAN, ON MIGRATION | Afghan Allies Still Need America’s Help – The Wall Street Journal, Editorial Board
The U.S. has a moral obligation to do what it can to mitigate the harm of Mr. Biden’s catastrophic withdrawal, and passing the Afghan Adjustment Act would be a good start.
ON MIGRATION, ON THE MEDIA | In a New Documentary, Refugees Reclaim Their Narrative, from Hyperallergic
Refugees of the Moria camp in Lesvos, Greece are behind the camera in the film Nothing About Us Without Us.
One of the pressing complaints about Western journalism is that traveling reporters drop into the scene where a story is unfolding, tell only a fraction of it, and jet off to the next destination chasing another lede. Marginalized people seeking media coverage also sometimes find themselves at the mercy of journalists who lack cultural context in their reporting, resulting in clickbait headlines that reinforce problematic stereotypes.
ON MIGRATION | Change the Narrative, Change the World: The Power of Immigrant Representation on Television
Define American, with USC Norman Lear Center’s Media Impact Project, presents our third television impact study.
We looked at the portrayal of immigrant characters on 79 scripted television shows that aired between July 2020 and June 2022 and surveyed viewers on how four immigration storylines shaped their attitudes toward immigrants in the real world.
The findings? Immigrant representation on television has shifted in important ways — both positive and negative — since 2020.
ON MIGRATION, ON AFGHANISTAN | An Afghan soldier fleeing the Taliban spent months reaching the U.S. to request asylum. He was arrested at the Texas border.
Abdul Wasi Safi was trying to reach his brother, who immigrated legally to Houston after helping the U.S. military. Legal experts say Wasi may have to serve a criminal sentence before he can pursue asylum.
ON MIGRATION | A Cuban asylum seeker’s dangerous odyssey
Record numbers are attempting the treacherous continent-crossing route through the Darién Gap to the United States. Here’s one person’s story.
ON MIGRATION | Human Rights First Celebrates Block of Title 42 Ban
Late yesterday, District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington, DC voided the order that has allowed U.S. border officials to use Title 42 to expel migrants. The court found it “arbitrary and capricious in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act.”