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Health Mar 20Virus prompts U.S. and Mexico to restrict border travel
Both countries and Canada also agreed to immediately turn back anyone trying to cross their borders illegally, with U.S. officials saying that the unchecked entry of people from around the world poses a potential health risk because of the rapidly…
Nation Mar 17Trump mulls sending all who cross border illegally to Mexico
Two administration officials said Tuesday that the president has the power to take such action during a pandemic like the coronavirus outbreak but is still considering whether to do so.
Nation Feb 28Court blocks Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ immigration policy
A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Friday in a 2-1 vote to put on hold the policy that furthered President Donald Trump’s asylum crackdown. Nearly 60,000 people have been sent back since…
Nation Feb 18Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall
The acting Homeland Security secretary, Chad Wolf, is exercising authority under a 2005 law that gives him sweeping powers to waive laws for building border barriers.
Nation Oct 25Tally of children split at border tops 5,400 in new count
U.S. immigration authorities separated more than 1,500 children from their parents at the Mexico border early in the Trump administration, the American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday, bringing the total number of children separated since July 2017 to more than…
Politics Oct 11Judge blocks Trump rule that would deny green cards to poorer immigrants
U.S. District Judge George Daniels' ruling came just four days before the Trump administration was set to start enforcing new rules that would disqualify immigrants from getting legal U.S. residency if they were likely to become a burden on public…
Nation Sep 25U.S. signs asylum agreement with Honduras
The U.S. has now signed agreements with all three countries in the area known as the Northern Triangle: Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Politics Sep 18WATCH: Trump calls new border wall a ‘world-class security system’
The president reveled in details of construction, saying Border Patrol and military officials persuaded him to adopt more expensive designs. "It's the Rolls-Royce version," President Donald Trump said.
Nation Jul 30ACLU: Over 900 children were separated from their families after court order to stop
The group said 911 children had been separated from their families from June 28, 2018, to June 29 of this year.
Nation Jul 16Some migrants allowed to cross southern border on first day of Trump’s new asylum policy
The administration announced the plans a day earlier, reversing decades of U.S. policy in its most forceful attempt yet to slash the number of people seeking asylum in America.