Substantial Changes to U.S. Immigration
and Border Security Regulations
On September 9, 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld changes to the U.S. migration policy which determine that individuals seeking asylum in the United States who pass through other eligible asylum countries en route to the U.S. must have previously applied for and been denied protection in the first of those countries to be eligible to claim asylum at a U.S. port of entry. Eligible asylum claimants can expect to be sent to wait in a country outside the United States for months until their first court date with U.S. authorities. Individuals who enter U.S. territory illegally will be returned to their country of origin.
The U.S. government works closely with El Salvador to verify citizenship and expedite the repatriation of Salvadoran migrants with final deportation orders from the United States. Since October 1, 2018, more than 17,000 Salvadorans have been returned to El Salvador from the United States. Individuals who enter illegally could be considered permanently ineligible to enter the United States.
The United States remains a committed partner in working with the Salvadoran government to improve the security and economy of this country, allowing more Salvadorans to envision a safe and prosperous future in their homeland.
Salvadorans should consider this substantial change in U.S. regulations carefully before attempting the dangerous and costly journey to migrate to the U.S. southern border. For most people it is a voyage in vain.
Link to more information about the U.S.-Mexico Migrant Protection Protocol (English)
https://sv.usembassy.gov/declaracion-conjunta-de-ee-uu-y-mexico/ (7 de junio de 2019)
DHS and DOJ Issue Third-Country Asylum Rule, (15 de julio de 2019) (English) https://www.dhs.gov/news/2019/07/15/dhs-and-doj-issue-third-country-asylum-rule