The Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through immigration courts is being challenged in a federal court in San Francisco. A lawsuit filed Thursday by civil liberties groups claims the practice that took…
By Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press
The U.S. has a backlog of hundreds of thousands of immigration cases. José represents one of them: After fleeing violence in his birth country of Nicaragua, he requested U.S. asylum and passed a credible fear interview. But with a scheduled…
By Tomeka Weatherspoon
The Trump administration announced Thursday that some Central Americans seeking asylum at the southern border will be forced to remain in Mexico while their cases are being processed, a significant policy change that critics say could endanger migrants trying to…
By Joshua Barajas
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has seen a sharp rise in the number of families seeking asylum at the southern border. Some walk in on their own and surrender to authorities, while others try to slip past without being noticed.
In our news wrap Thursday, Wall Street plunged again amid slumping tech stocks, rising interest rates and fears of an impending government shutdown. The Dow Jones was down 464 points, the Nasdaq dropped 108 and the S&P 500 slid 39.
The Trump administration has announced it will keep asylum seekers in Mexico while they await the outcome of their cases. It’s a way to block them from settling in the U.S. during the asylum process, which can take years. Theresa…
By Colleen Long, Associated Press
The judge said the administration's policy on asylum seekers violates federal immigration law and that "it is the will of Congress -- not the whims of the executive" that sets the standards for expedited removal.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
Two federal courts have temporarily blocked the policy President Donald Trump announced in response to caravans of migrants that were approaching the border.
As immigration policy takes center stage, we analyze the administration's recent moves on border closures and asylum requests. Scott Shuchart worked on immigration for the Department of Homeland Security under both President Obama and President Trump. He's now a senior…
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