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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…
Politics Apr 30Inspectors hold asylum seekers at U.S.-Mexico border, saying facility is out of space
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan announced that the San Ysidro border crossing, the nation's busiest, had "reached capacity" for people without legal documents and that asylum-seekers may need to wait in Mexico temporarily.
Nation Apr 29Buses carrying Central American migrants roll to U.S. border
Hundreds of Central American migrants arrived at the U.S. border Sunday for a rally, to be followed by a planned mass attempt to apply for asylum.
Nation Apr 28Asylum-seekers in Mexico snub warnings of stern U.S. response
U.S. immigration lawyers are telling Central Americans in a caravan of asylum-seekers that traveled through Mexico to the border with San Diego that they face possible separation from their children and detention for many months.
Politics Apr 06National Guard’s last border deployments offer clues to the future
The U.S. National Guard faces a vastly different environment than it did on its last two deployments to the border with Mexico, with far fewer illegal crossings and more Central Americans than Mexicans coming. Still, its role is shaping up…
Politics Mar 12Ahead of Trump’s wall tour, there’s little change on the U.S.-Mexico border
So far, Trump hasn't gotten Mexico or Congress to pay for a new wall.
Politics Feb 01ICE issues directive to make deportation arrests at courthouses
Federal immigration authorities formalized a policy Wednesday to send deportation agents to federal, state and local courthouses to make arrests, dismissing complaints from judges and advocacy groups that it instills fear among crime victims, witnesses and family members.
Politics Jan 06AP report: Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years
The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico.
Politics Jan 05Sessions orders review of judges’ handling of immigration cases
Attorney General Jeff Sessions launched a review of a widely used practice of immigration judges closing cases without decisions, potentially reshaping immigration courts and putting hundreds of thousands of people in greater legal limbo.