Seeking Asylum

Photo Credit…Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times

A Honduran family seeking asylum in the United States waiting to be taken into custody by Border Patrol officers last year in Penitas, Texas.

In a country that prides itself with helping those that need to seek asylum, what does that actually look like in todays America?

Emily Portalatin Munoz


Blog posts on Asylum Court Cases

Everything you Need to Know About Seeking Asylum in the United States

Emily Portalatin Munoz This country was built by immigrants (over the graves of the indigenous but that’s a topic for another day). We go into a little bit of history in my post The Process of seeking Asylum in the U.S but let us review anyway.         There were no laws restricting immigration until the lateContinue reading “Everything you Need to Know About Seeking Asylum in the United States”

The Best Course of Action

When floods of people come to your nation in search of a better life how do you facilitate the needs through our current system? How can we improve them? Background There were no law restricting immigration until the late 1800’s with the passing the Page Act of 1875 and the Chinese Exclusion act of 1882Continue reading “The Best Course of Action”

What is the Legislative Background of Asylum in the United States?

Written by: Emily Portalatin Munoz This country has was build by immigrants (over the graves of the indigenous but that’s a topic for another day). We go into a little bit of history in my post The Process of seeking Asylum in the U.S but lets review anyway. There were no law restricting immigration untilContinue reading “What is the Legislative Background of Asylum in the United States?”

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