Joan Rosenhauer is the executive director of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, which advocates for refugees and displaced people in over 50 countries.
In this July 5, 2021, file photo, Alex Cortillo, from Honduras, gets a hug from Erika Valladares Ponce, also from Honduras, in Tijuana, Mexico, as he waits to cross into the United States to begin the asylum process. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Joan Rosenhauer
Continuing the Trump administration’s restrictions on asylum seekers is not necessary for public health, and it undermines our long history as a place of refuge.