BY CHRIS KERR | June 11, 2014
Earlier this year he U.S. Jesuit Conference released a report entitled Considerations for Hondurans in the American Asylum Process: Relevant Law and Country of Origin Information, focused on the treatment of Honduran asylum cases within the U.S. asylum system. Included in the report is an overview of the current political and security realities causing some Hondurans to be persecuted, discusses U.S. law related to asylum claims generally speaking and particularly for Hondurans, and analysis of some of the groups most vulnerable to persecution and displacement within Honduran society. You can find a Fact Sheet on Honduras and Migration created by the U.S. Jesuit Conference and the Washington Office on Latin America here.
In light the growing violence in Honduras, the recent U.S. media attention to the growing number of undocumented children being cared for in federal facilities in border states and the continued national debate we invited to Shaina Aber, policy director at the U.S. Jesuit Conference Social and International Ministries office to speak about the report. Shaina joined ISN’s Christopher Kerr via telephone from her office at the Jesuit Conference in Washington, D.C.