Sarah Kinosian is freelance journalist based in Mexico City. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Teen Vogue, Vice, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, BBC, Pacific Standard, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post, among other places. She's provided commentary for NPR, BBC, Radio France Internationale and Al Jazeera. In addition to Central America, Kinosian has also reported from the Philippines, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Cuba, and was awarded a fellowship by IWMF to report in El Salvador.
A new policy that forces people to wait in Mexico as their US asylum claims are decided has raised questions about where the migrants will live, whether they will be safe and how they can manage high-stakes asylum cases while living in another country. The rollout has been chaotic and confusing.
The US’s “remain” policy is a drastic remaking of the immigration system and could trap thousands of migrants in dangerous border towns. At the same time, Mexican officials plan to end a fledgling humanitarian visa program that it just scaled up this month.