In January 2020, AFSC launched an emergency campaign to support migrants traveling in large groups–known as caravans–through Central America. The caravans include people of all ages, including families and children, who are escaping violence and poverty and seeking refuge in the U.S. and Mexico.
Unfortunately, the U.S. has turned its back on its moral and legal obligation to asylum seekers. Since 2018, the Trump administration has enacted policies to keep asylum seekers away. And recently, migrants attempting to cross into Mexico were met with violent immigration enforcement, with many deported or detained in inhumane conditions.
You can help. Donate today to help fund AFSC’s emergency response to deliver humanitarian aid and protect the human rights of asylum seekers.
How Trump is making it harder for asylum seekers
Here are some of the ways the administration has sought to dismantle the asylum system, how these restrictions will hurt migrants and communities in the U.S., and what you can do about it.
The dangers of Trump's "safe" third country agreements in Central America
The agreements would effectively make it impossible for migrants to seek safety at the U.S. southern border–and endanger the lives of thousands of people fleeing violence and poverty in Latin America and other countries.
Between Walls: Asylum seekers under the Migrant Protection Protocols
Read the executive summary of our report "Entre Muros: Solicitantes de Asilo bajo los Protocolos de Protección a Migrantes."
Dismantling Asylum: A year into the Migrant Protection Protocols
On the one-year anniversary of the implementation of the “remain in Mexico” policy, AFSC's U.S.-Mexico Border Program released a report detailing its harmful impacts.