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Migrant Justice Newsletter, October 2022

As we have seen over the past couple months already, numbers in Venezuelan and Cuban migrants have skyrocketed, and Venezuelans now rank #1 in the number of deportation proceedings filed in Ohio. In light of this new wave of migrants arriving at the southern U.S. border, the Biden Administration has urged Mexico to take in more migrants, while upholding xenophobic border policies and allowing for continued incidents of abuse, persecution and torture along the Mexican side of the border. Just as things seem to be moving in the right direction, it once again becomes clear that there are many legal gaps and tricks embracing a migrant’s state of uncertainty while, at the same time on paper, working to lift some barriers to the asylum process (e.g., Remain in Mexico, aka MPP).

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