The Trump Administration has waged an all-out assault on the right to asylum, implementing numerous policies which seek to almost entirely shut down access to protection. In this webinar, we will provide a brief overview of the “war on asylum” at the United States-Mexico border, followed by detailed discussion of the Third Country Asylum Transit Bar (Transit Bar), a regulatory bar to asylum for individuals who transit a third country before reaching the United States and do not apply for protection in at least one transit country. We will provide a substantive explanation of the Transit Bar and how it applies at different stages of adjudication. We will also summarize legal challenges that have been raised against the validity and application of the Transit Bar and highlight practical considerations for advocates representing clients subject thereto.
Annie Daher, Staff Attorney, and Felipe Navarro Lux, Manager of Regional Initiatives
The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies