Sealing the Border

Criminalization of asylum seekers under the Trump administration creates unforgivable system of brutality and cruelty towards those fleeing violence in home country

Discretion to Deny

In 2017, the Hope Border Institute and the Borderland Immigration Council (BIC) launched the groundbreaking report, Discretion to Deny: Family Separation, Prolonged Detention, and Deterrence of Asylum Seekers at the Hands of Immigration Authorities along the U.S.-Mexico Border.This report details the human impacts and moral consequences of a broken immigration system and increasingly militarized border.

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