DHS Said No Middle Name, No Asylum, Suit Claims

Law360 (July 31, 2020, 9:14 PM EDT) -- A Mexican mother is challenging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for rejecting her family's asylum applications because they failed to provide middle names they do not have, according to her complaint in Michigan federal court.

Yolanda Salgado Rios, who lives in Michigan with her husband and children, said in a suit filed on behalf of her daughter Thursday that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services rejected applications from her, her husband and her daughter for leaving the middle name and I-94 Number boxes on their applications blank, even though none of them has a middle name or I-94 Number. The complaint...

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