How the Asylum Process Became Another Carceral Matrix

María, a Guatemalan asylum seeker
María, a Guatemalan asylum seeker, reunited with the niece she raised as a daughter once they were deported to Guatemala, featured in “How the Asylum Process Became Another Carceral Matrix,” 70 Million podcast. Photo by Grecia Ortiz.

The Trump administration has issued numerous policies to systematically dismantle asylum as a legal right. They’re also locking up asylum seekers for months or years, until they either win their case, are returned to their home countries, or self deport. Reporters Valeria Fernández and Jude Joffe-Block follow two asylum seekers as they endure detention, legal cases, and family separation in the US, where they sought refuge. Read more

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