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…
We followed Honduran Karla Cruz from southern Mexico to the U.S. border as she traveled with a caravan of migrants. She hoped to escape violence at home and make it to Texas, where her mother fled 15 years ago. But…
By Amy Guthrie, Associated Press
Mexico’s incoming government denied a report Saturday that it plans to allow asylum-seekers to wait in the country while their claims move through U.S. immigration courts, one of several options the Trump administration has been pursuing in negotiations for months.
More than 5,700 service members are providing support at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, the president has authorized troops to defend border patrol agents, “including a show or use of force (including lethal force).” Nick Schifrin talks to former Army lawyer…
In a rare move, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts responded to President Trump’s recent criticism of a judge who ruled against his new asylum rules. Roberts countered that “the U.S. does not have Obama judges or Trump…
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar agreed with legal groups that immediately sued, arguing that U.S. immigration law clearly allows someone to seek asylum even if they enter the country between official ports of entry.
By Colleen Long, Associated Press
President Donald Trump's new regulations are intended to circumvent laws stating that anyone is eligible for asylum no matter how he or she enters the country, but that plan was immediately challenged in court on Friday.
Friday in our news wrap, President Donald Trump signed a proclamation that would block immigrants who illegally cross the southern border of the United States from seeking asylum. Also, the president appeared to be attempting to put some distance between…
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