New Working Paper Highlights Border, Migration Solutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With an unprecedented number of families trying to reach the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum in the U.S., the Forum has released policy recommendations on how to address the increase.

The paper proposes short-term solutions to manage and process Central American migrants arriving at the border, and long-term solutions to address the root causes driving migration.

“The Trump administration’s focus on enforcement and misguided attempts at deterrence have contributed to rather than addressed the humanitarian crisis at our southern border,” said Jacinta Ma, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the National Immigration Forum. “The administration needs to act with urgency to redeploy resources strategically to improve the processing of migrants, and commit to long-term solutions that will address the reasons families are migrating in large numbers. We can keep our nation safe while treating asylum seekers with compassion.”

Below are additional border resources. For more information contact Cathleen Farrell.

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