Asylum Seekers

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The justices’ order late Wednesday, Sept. 11, temporarily undoes a lower court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in some states along the southern border. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 12, 2019 - 8:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The justices' order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower court ruling that had blocked the new asylum...
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Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan speaks at the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 09, 2019 - 6:10 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it saw a 30% drop in the number of people apprehended at the southern U.S. border from July to August, amid an aggressive crackdown by the Mexican government on migrants traveling north. Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, Byron Xol, an immigrant from Guatemala, builds a Lego set in Buda, Texas. Byron was separated from his father, David Xol-Cholom, in May 2018, during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families. A federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to allow the return of 11 parents who were deported without their children during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
September 04, 2019 - 7:29 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered the U.S. government Wednesday to allow the return of 11 parents who were deported without their children during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ruled that government agents unlawfully...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2019, file photo, protesters hold signs outside of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children while members of Congress tour the facility in Homestead, Fla. The government will be able to hold immigrant children detained at the Mexican border for a longer period of time under a move by the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
August 21, 2019 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to end an agreement limiting how long migrant children can be kept in detention, the president's latest effort to curb immigration at the Mexican border. A court fight is almost certain to follow, challenging the attempt to hold migrant families...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 24, 2019 file photo, a Guatemalan man poses for a photo with his young son at the new Casa del Refugiado in east El Paso, Texas. Behind him is a full-wall mural which reads Esperanza, or hope. A federal appeals court ruling will allow the Trump administration to begin rejecting asylum at some parts of the U.S.- Mexico border for migrants who arrived after transiting through a third country. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP, File)
August 16, 2019 - 8:15 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at the two busiest stretches of the southern border in a partial legal victory for the Trump administration. The ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2009, file photo, the Statue of Liberty stands in New York harbor. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 14, 2019 - 7:48 pm
Long before a Trump administration official suggested the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty welcomed only people from Europe, the words captured America's promise to newcomers at a time when the nation was also seeking to exclude many immigrants from landing on its shores. A biographer of...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2019 file photo U.S. Attorney General William Barr addresses the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University in New York. Immigrants who fear persecution because of their family ties will no longer be eligible for asylum under a new rule issued by Barr. Barr on Monday, July 29, announced he was no longer allowing members of a family to be considered a "social group" if their lives are threatened simply because they're related to someone. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 29, 2019 - 5:14 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Immigrants who fear persecution because of their family ties will no longer be eligible for asylum, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Monday. Barr, who has power to overturn immigration court rulings as head of the Department of Justice, argues not all family units are...
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FILE - In this June 2018 file photo, protesters walk along Montana Avenue outside the El Paso Processing Center in El Paso, Texas. A few Indian nationals seeking asylum in the U.S. have been forced to receive IV drips at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas as they approach their third week of a hunger strike, according to their attorney. (Rudy Gutierrez/The El Paso Times via AP, File)
July 28, 2019 - 4:00 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Three Indian nationals seeking asylum in the U.S. have been forced to receive IV drips at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas as they approach their third week of a hunger strike, according to their attorney. Lawyers and activists who spoke with the...
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Demonstrators demand the resignation of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, featured in the poster that reads in Spanish "Traitor," outside the Presidential House in Guatemala City, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Demonstrators are protesting an agreement that their government signed with Washington to require migrants passing through the Central American country to seek asylum there, rather than pushing on to the U.S. (AP Photo/ Oliver de Ros)
July 27, 2019 - 8:39 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of Guatemalans gathered Saturday to protest an agreement that President Jimmy Morales' government signed with Washington to require migrants passing through the Central American country to seek asylum here, rather than pushing on to the U.S. Carrying the blue and...
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President Donald Trump, joined by acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, right, shakes hands with Guatemalan Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 26, 2019. Trump announced that Guatemala is signing an agreement to restrict asylum applications to the U.S. from Central America. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 27, 2019 - 1:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration signed an agreement with Guatemala Friday that will restrict asylum applications to the U.S. from Central America. The so-called "safe third country" agreement would require migrants, including Salvadorans and Hondurans, who cross into Guatemala on their...
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