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Nation Jul 04Attorneys say parents in fragile state for asylum interviews
Some immigrants complain that they stumbled through their first asylum interviews when they were deeply distraught over losing their children. The interviews can have life-changing consequences because they are critical to establishing why families cannot return home safely.
Nation Jun 27White House faces hard deadline on reunited migrant families
MCALLEN, Texas — The clock is ticking for the Trump administration after a federal judge ordered the thousands of migrant children and parents who were forcibly separated at the Mexican border reunited within 30 days, sooner for youngsters under 5.
Nation Jun 24At hub for border crossings, families spread throughout U.S.
It is not clear how many asylum-seekers are still entering the country, how many are being detained as families, and how many are being released.
Nation Jun 16New directive takes aim at immigrants fleeing gang violence
A new directive from Attorney General Jeff Sessions declares that gang and domestic violence will generally cease to be grounds for asylum.
Politics Jun 12Sessions excludes domestic, gang violence from asylum claims
Immigration judges generally cannot consider domestic and gang violence as grounds for asylum, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday in a ruling that could affect large numbers of Central Americans who have turned to the U.S. for protection.
Politics Jun 05Immigration agents arrest 114 in sting at Ohio landscaping company
The 114 arrests occurred at two locations of Corso's Flower & Garden Center, one in Sandusky, a resort city on Lake Erie, and another in nearby Castalia. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it expected criminal charges including identity theft…
Politics May 08WATCH: Sessions says ‘zero-tolerance’ policy may split families at border
A "zero-tolerance" policy toward people who enter the United States illegally may cause families to be separated while parents are prosecuted, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday.
Nation May 02Next steps for caravan will unfold mostly out of public view
The rest of the asylum-seeking process will happen slowly and secretively in immigration courts.
Politics May 01U.S. allows first members of migrant caravan to apply for asylum
Caravan organizers said eight members of the group slammed by President Donald Trump that traveled from southern Mexico to the border city of Tijuana were allowed in to be interviewed by asylum officers, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection did…
Politics May 01Trump’s nominee to lead ICE announces retirement
Thomas Homan, who was acting director since Trump took office, spearheaded a 40 percent surge in deportation arrests and established policies to make immigration arrests at courthouses and detain pregnant women. He has been one of the administration's most outspoken…