Savitri Elizabeth Arvey
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Arvey's work focuses on the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. asylum and immigration policy, and Mexico's migratory policy. Arvey has conducted research on the termination of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s safe release policy and local responses, Customs and Border Protection’s practice of metering and asylum seeker wait lists, and Mexico’s reintegration policy for individuals deported from the U.S. Arvey helped to organize the Border Health Humanitarian Summit that brought together over 70 experts across various sectors will chart concrete steps toward short-, medium- and long-term solutions to the the humanitarian crisis at the border and avenues to protect the human rights and dignity of migrant populations. Arvey has volunteered at the San Diego Rapid Response Migrant Shelter, FM4 Paso Libre Migrant Shelter in Guadalajara and as a Migrant Protection Protocol Court Observer.
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Provides a snapshot of the shift from safe to quick release along the southern border from October 2018 to June 2019, compiling fieldwork, in-person and phone interviews with representatives from civil society and religious organizations, lawyers, and journalists on both sides of the border. Documents the policy change as well as the state and local responses.
This report provides a snapshot of the asylum processing system at the U.S.-Mexico border with particular attention to asylum seekers waiting in Mexico.