Video Clip: Attorney General Sessions Adds Additional Judges and U.S. Attorneys to the Southern Border


Attorney General Sessions announced that he would be adding additional judges and U.S. Attorneys to address the recent caravan of asylum seekers coming from Mexico. Greg Chen of the American Immigration Lawyers Association provided context for the action and discussed the legality of prosecuting asylum seekers. He also talked about some of the issues with the asylum process.

4 minutes


  • Asylum
  • Consult
  • Illegal Immigration
  • Immigration Judges
  • Port Of Entry
  • Prosecution
  • Refuge
  • Screening
  • U. S. Attorney
  • Visa

Additional Resources

  • Video Clip: Migrant Caravan Reaches US Border

    National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd on the caravan of migrants seeking asylum in the United States, and the mounting pressure on border security and immigration enforcement.

  • Lesson Plan: The Asylum Application Process in the United States

    Under U.S. law, people seeking protection from violence or persecution in their home country can apply for asylum in the United States. This lesson explores the process in which people apply for asylum, the standard for obtaining asylum, and the bureaucratic issues with processing asylum applications.