Asylum Seekers

A Central American migrant look through the border structure expecting top make an illegal crossing into the U.S., seen from the Mexican side where the border meets the Pacific Ocean, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. As thousands of migrants of asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won't find are armed American soldiers standing guard, that's because U.S. military troops are prohibited from carrying out law enforcement duties. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
November 16, 2018 - 7:08 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — With about 3,000 Central American migrants having reached the Mexican border across from California and thousands more anticipated, the mayor of Tijuana said Friday that the city was preparing for an influx that will last at least six months and may have no end in sight. Juan...
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People seeking asylum in the United States are seen through a fence at the San Ysidro Port of Entry Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in San Diego. The military is expected to have the vast majority of the more than 7,000 troops planned for the mission along the border deployed by Monday, and that number could grow. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 09, 2018 - 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court. Trump invoked the same powers he...
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FILE- In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, file photo immigrants seeking asylum in the United States walk off of the the International Bridge in Reynosa, Mexico. Asylum seekers already camping at border crossings worry that how the Trump administration responds to the caravan of some 4,000 Central American migrants and three much smaller ones hundreds of miles behind it could leave them shut out. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 04, 2018 - 2:37 pm
MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Waiting on the southern end of a bridge that leads to the United States, Humberto Alvarez Gonzalez warily follows the progress of the caravan winding through Mexico with the goal of reaching the border. Alvarez and about two dozen other people are waiting in Matamoros,...
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In this photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, soldiers from the the 89th Military Police Brigade, and 41st Engineering Company, 19th Engineering Battalion, Fort Riley, Kan., arrive at Valley International Airport, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in Harlingen, Texas, to conduct the first missions along the southern border in support of Operation Faithful Patriot. The soldiers will provide a range of support including planning assistance, engineering support, equipment and resources to assist the Department of Homeland Security along the Southwest border. (Alexandra Minor/U.S. Air Force via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 6:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he plans to sign an order next week that could lead to the large-scale detention of migrants crossing the southern border and bar anyone caught crossing illegally from claiming asylum — two legally dubious proposals that mark his latest election-season...
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In this Oct. 3, 2018 photo, Satyawart, left, and Balvinder Singh, immigrants from India freed from the federal prison in Sheridan, Ore., talk at the Dasmesh Darbar Sikh temple in Salem, Ore. After Trump's zero-tolerance policy recently sent immigrant detainees to a federal prison in rural Oregon, more than 100 lawyers, retirees, recent college graduates, clergy and others in the area stepped up to help out. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)
October 22, 2018 - 10:04 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out. It's become an oddly familiar routine for the Air Force veteran and his wife, part of an ad hoc group of volunteers that...
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Hundreds of Honduran migrants stand at the shore of the Suchiate river on the border between Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Mexico's foreign ministry says government officials at its southern border with Guatemala have started assisting the early arrivals from a caravan of some 3,000 Honduran migrants that has drawn sharp criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump. (AP Photo)
October 19, 2018 - 9:32 am
TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Members of a 3,000-strong U.S.-bound migrant caravan massed in a Guatemalan border town and prepared to begin crossing the muddy Suchiate River to Mexico Friday, in spite of U.S. President Donald Trump's threats of retaliation. The first members of the group began...
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This undated image provided by Tucson Sector Border Patrol shows the desert terrain close to Arizona's boundary with Mexico near Lukeville, Ariz. Large groups of Guatemalan and other Central American migrants have been abandoned in recent weeks. U.S. Border Patrol officials say the trend is putting hundreds of children and adults at risk. (Tucson Sector Border Patrol via AP)
October 11, 2018 - 3:40 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Smugglers in recent weeks have been abandoning large groups of Guatemalan and other Central American migrants in Arizona's harsh cactus-studded Sonoran Desert near the border with Mexico, alarming Border Patrol officials who say the trend is putting hundreds of children at risk...
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Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 26, 2018 - 5:26 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 6:25 p.m. It was a very different Zimbabwe speech at this year's U.N. gathering of world leaders after the fall last year of Robert Mugabe, long the source of tirades against Western powers. New President...
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Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, second from left, is followed by security guards as he checks his phone while walking in downtown Rome after leaving Palazzo Chigi government office, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Salvini, who’s cracking down on migrants, told reporters that the government at a Cabinet meeting Monday approved a decree setting tighter criteria for such protection, a status less than full asylum. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 24, 2018 - 10:12 am
ROME (AP) — Italy on Monday tightened criteria for migrants receiving humanitarian protection as its populist government deepened its crackdown on those seeking asylum. A new law, in the form of a government decree approved by Premier Giuseppe Conte and his Cabinet, also permits authorities to...
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A mother from Guatemala, left, identified only by initials L.J., who was separated from her two children after entering the U.S. in May of 2018, receives support from translator Brenda Quintana, right, after speaking to reporters about the separation during a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Boston. L.J. is among plaintiffs in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's administration, seeking monetary damages on behalf of children who were separated from their parents at the border. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 07, 2018 - 2:40 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 6-year-old immigrant boy sobs at the school bus stop in suburban Maryland and begs his mother to promise she will not disappear again. A toddler in Honduras wakes up screaming and searches for the government social worker who cared for him for several months. Other children duck...
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