Saturday, July 20, 2019
The Trump administration has attacked asylum and asylum-seekers, reduced the numbers of refugee admissions, ended Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans, Haiaians, and others, and more. Donald Kerwin for the Center for Migration Studies outlines how the Trump administration has "sought to discredit and diminish the US refugee resettlement, asylum, temporary protection, and other humanitarian programs." He offers this conclusion after reviewing various Trump administration policies:
"The administration is dismantling the US refugee resettlement program and the asylum system – at immense human cost, to the nation’s detriment, and with disastrous consequences for the international system of refugee protection which it once led. This isn’t patriotism. It’s an act of sabotage of a defining set of American value and a once proud program. One day – perhaps soon – it will be looked upon as a shameful episode in US history."