For the 2020 fiscal year, the U.S. plans to cap the number of refugees admitted into the U.S. at 18,000-- the lowest admitted under the modern-day refugee system.
The numbers of immigrant children being detained by U.S. authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border have dropped in recent months. Still, medical professionals continue to articulate concerns about the harmful effects that any detention can have on both the short- and…
In our news wrap Thursday, the Trump administration began enforcing a new asylum policy after the Supreme Court allowed it to take effect nationwide. The rule requires migrants who pass through a country other than Mexico before reaching the U.S.
Medical professionals and children’s welfare advocates have warned of health risks from detaining migrant children and separating them from family members. Now, a government agency has delivered a comprehensive report on the issue. Lisa Desjardins talks to Ann Maxwell, assistant…
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
The policy would deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the U.S. without seeking protection there.
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
A federal judge said Wednesday that the Trump administration can enforce its new restrictions on asylum for people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border while lawsuits challenging the policy play out.
By Amy Guthrie, Peter Orsi, Associated Press
MEXICO CITY — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged that Mexico has made significant progress on migration enforcement during a Sunday meeting with his Mexican counterpart, according to Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard. Ebrard said in a statement that…
By Colleen Long, Associated Press
Civil liberties groups are asking for a temporary restraining order blocking the Trump administration's effort to effectively end asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.
By Maria Verza, Associated Press
The new U.S. policy all but eliminates refuge claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America amid a chaos of rumors, confusion and fear.
By Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
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.
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