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Why Policies That Attempt to Deter People from Seeking Asylum Create Both Harm and Chaos


In March 2022, cruel anti-immigrant policies first implemented by the Trump administration still prevent most people arriving at the US-Mexico border from exercising their right to seek asylum. March 21, 2022, marked the second anniversary of a policy that illegally expels most migrants back to the dangers they fled. In this fact sheet, the Women’s Refugee Commission outlines how policies that rapidly expel migrants create, rather than decrease, chaos at the US-Mexico border and harm the most vulnerable.

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