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.
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.
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.