The Legacy of Trump’s Deterrence Policies and How We Repair
The prior administration left in its wake a number of cruel and unlawful deterrence-focused policies. The separation of families at the border and the forced return of non-Mexican asylum seekers to Mexico to await their U.S. immigration hearings are two of the most notable examples of the Trump administration putting asylum-seekers in harm’s way. In this panel, you will hear from staff managing CLINIC’s Formerly Separated Families Project and Estamos Unidos Asylum Project. From the U.S.-Mexico border to the interior, our staff have spent years responding to these crises and have now begun the process of deconstructing the legacies of deterrence and enforcement-based governance.