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Politics Apr 06U.S. wants 2 years to ID migrant kids separated from families
The Trump administration wants up to two years to find potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border before a judge halted the practice last year, a task that it says is more laborious than…
Nation Mar 21Migrants encounter glitches with new U.S. asylum policy
Asylum seekers, who are being forced to wait in Mexico, are getting mixed messages about when their hearings are scheduled.
Nation Mar 20Asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico say they fear for their safety
The Trump administration's new policy calls for people seeking asylum in the U.S. to be held in Mexico as they await their hearings.
Politics Mar 09Judge extends authority to more families separated at border
A federal judge who ordered that more than 2,700 children be reunited with their parents on Friday expanded his authority to potentially thousands more children who were separated at the border earlier during the Trump administration.
Politics Mar 07Guidelines ask agents to target Spanish speakers at border
Border agents have been told to explicitly target Spanish speakers and migrants from Latin America in carrying out a Trump administration program requiring asylum seekers wait in Mexico, according to memos obtained by The Associated Press.
Nation Feb 03US sees limitations on reuniting migrant families
The Trump administration says it would require extraordinary effort to reunite what may be thousands of migrant children who have been separated from their parents and, even if it could, the children would likely be emotionally harmed.
Nation Dec 18U.S. officials baffled by large migrant groups flocking to remote New Mexico border crossing
Large numbers of Guatemalan families and unaccompanied children are surrendering to U.S. immigration agents in an extremely remote and dangerous stretch of New Mexico desert.
Politics Dec 18‘Zero-tolerance’ immigration policy hits snag in California
Federal prosecutors introduced mass hearings on immigration charges to California in July, adopting a model that has been in place for years elsewhere on the U.S.-Mexico border. Since then, judges have challenged President Donald Trump's moves on immigration in ways…
Nation Dec 15Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions
The death of the Guatemalan girl is the latest demonstration of the desperation of a growing number of Central American families and children showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border, often hoping to claim asylum, and it raises new questions about…
Nation Sep 23U.S. considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits
The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.