The United States has begun carrying out a landmark policy shift on asylum that’s a top priority of President Donald Trump, returning a Honduran immigrant to Guatemala to pursue his asylum case.
By Dina Nayeri
Under President Trump, American immigration policy has been in the spotlight. While Trump may talk the most about stopping illegal entry into the U.S., he is also taking action to reduce the volume of legal migrants the country accepts as…
By Joanne Elgart Jennings
The rapid expansion of ICE detentions in Louisiana has injected depressed rural communities with a new source of income while increasing profits for private companies. With more than 51,000 migrants detained by ICE, upwards of 8,000 are being held in…
By PBS NewsHour
Kevin McAleenan is leaving his post as acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security after six months on the job, President Trump announced Friday. During his short tenure, McAleenan oversaw an agency that has moved to drastically curb entry…
By Colleen Long, Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
The U.S. has now signed agreements with all three countries in the area known as the Northern Triangle: Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
In our news wrap Friday, President Trump appeared to downplay the chance of a military strike on Iran. U.S. and Saudi officials have pointed to Iran as the culprit in last weekend's attacks on Saudi oil facilities, but Trump said…
By Colleen Long, Astrid Galvan, Associated Press
The agreement could lead to migrants from third countries obtaining refuge in El Salvador, even though many Salvadorans are fleeing their nation and seeking asylum in the U.S.
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.
By Associated Press
The justices' order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower-court ruling. The policy is meant to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the U.S. without seeking protection there.
By Associated Press
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay that puts a stay on the ruling blocking Trump's policy that would prevent migrants from seeking asylum along the entire southwest border.
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