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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Under U.S. pressure Mexico shifts immigration policy

Under pressure from the U.S. government, Mexico’s immigration policy has moved from one that promised to help migrants to one characterized by militarized enforcement under the growing influence of the …


Border Patrol will screen asylum requests in new push to restrict claims, memos show

Homeland Security officials are making it tougher for people seeking asylum to get over the first hurdle in the lengthy process of gaining U.S. protection, giving new power to Border …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Policy shift means uneasy wait in Mexico for asylum seekers

Juan Carlos Perla says he spent his first night in the U.S. in a cold immigration cell with 21 others at the nation’s busiest border crossing. Fluorescent lights were always …


Border clash was at least 2nd use of tear gas since November

TIJUANA, Mexico – Just after people raised their glasses to ring in the New Year, about 150 migrants gathered at a section of border wall in Tijuana to try to …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 3:12 p.m.

Supreme Court rejects Trump plea to enforce asylum ban

A divided Supreme Court won’t let the Trump administration begin enforcing a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border.


Dutch church holds 24/7 service to shield asylum-seekers

For more than a month, a rotating roster of preachers has been leading a non-stop, round-the-clock service at a small Protestant chapel in The Hague in an attempt to shield …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

Captain pleads innocent as Malta seeks to seize rescue boat

The German captain of a private ship that rescues migrants in the Mediterranean Sea pleaded innocent Monday to charges that he entered Malta’s waters illegally and without proper registration, a …


Shawn Vestal: Treatment of SeaTac asylum-seekers shows how far we still have to go

If you’re having trouble imagining just what kind of country we are becoming, vis-a-vis that whole “tired, poor and huddled masses” thing, think of SeaTac.


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Nearly 175 asylum-seeking women, many separated from their children, held at SeaTac prison

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and other elected officials gathered Saturday outside a federal prison in SeaTac to condemn the Trump administration’s practice of separating asylum-seekers from their children.


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Asylum-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 …


U.S. places hurdles in front of asylum seekers, lawsuit say

Lawyers representing four asylum seekers have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the U.S. government places hurdles in front of people who try to file asylum applications.