Download PDF Jesuit Organizations Denounce Continuing Attacks on Asylum in the United States A Statement from the Leaders of the Ignatian Solidarity Network, the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, and the Kino Border Initiative: We are deeply concerned by the Biden Administration’s persistent attempts to restrict the right to seek asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. Working on the ground with migrants and asylum seekers, we see firsthand how …Read More
Archives for 2023
KBI Public Comment on President Biden’s Asylum Ban
Download PDF March 24, 2023 Daniel Delgado Acting Director Border and Immigration Policy Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans U.S. Department of Homeland Security telephone (202) 447-3459 Lauren Alder Reid Assistant Director, Office of Policy, EOIR U.S. Department of Justice telephone (703) 305-0289 Re: Comment on the Proposed Rule by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) on Circumvention of Lawful Pathways, CIS …Read More
The New Abnormal – reflecting on years of asylum policy that have obliterated asylum access.
“First, I asked my country’s authorities for help. They didn’t do their job. After that, I asked human rights organizations for help. They tried, but they couldn’t because my country’s system was very corrupt, and the people who were after me had wealth. Finally, the public prosecutor gave me an attorney, but he didn’t defend me. Instead, all of the information I gave him was used against me. After all of this, I realized I had to flee Honduras. I was forced to risk my life and come to the …Read More
“I am alone in Nogales, but I don’t feel alone knowing that Kino is here.” Luis’ story.
Luis is from a rural town in Guatemala. He didn’t start school until he was 11 years old and at the time cleaned boots to pay for school fees. Later (at age 13), he started harvesting coffee. Once he was 16, a Christian nonprofit started to help him with the school fees and helped him graduate. The day he graduated, he was bursting with pride. It had been a long, hard-won accomplishment. Once Luis graduated, he started working for the same Christian nonprofit that had come alongside him. He …Read More
February – March Media Report
Kino joins with a multitude of voices decrying the Biden Administration plan to drastically restrict asylum access and institute transit ban. A number of voices across the political spectrum wholeheartedly condemned the Biden administration’s proposed plan to severely restrict access to asylum in the United States. In our recent joint statement, we implore the administration to reverse course and recommit to its campaign promises of rebuilding a safe and orderly asylum system. Any rule that …Read More
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