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Seattle-area residents step up to help separated immigrant families

Various organizations are coordinating volunteer efforts to provide services such as housing, translation and transportation to asylum-seekers.


Honduran mother separated from son to remain in custody

An immigration judge says a Honduran woman who was separated from her 8-year-old son when she entered the United States must remain in custody, prolonging her reunification wait.


‘Credible fear’ for U.S. asylum harder to prove under Trump

As part of the Trump administration’s broader crackdown on immigration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently tightened the restrictions on the types of cases that can qualify someone for asylum, making …


Mom seeking asylum reunited with son at Sea-Tac airport after nearly 2-month separation

Six-year-old Jelsin Aguilar Padilla flew from New York City Saturday to be reunited with his mother after they were separated shortly after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.


Asylum-seeking mom from Honduras reunited with son in Seattle

A 24-year-old Honduras woman seeking asylum in the United States and her 6-year-old son were reunited at a Seattle airport Saturday, two months after they were separated by U.S. immigration …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

Honduran woman vows to fight for asylum from Utah church

Chavez, 30, is afraid that U.S. immigration officials would round them up and send them back to Honduras, where she said she fears for their safety because of an abusive …


Attorney: Parents are in fragile state for asylum interviews

Some immigrants complain that they stumbled through their first asylum interviews when they were deeply distraught over losing their children. The interviews can have life-changing consequences because they are critical …


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018

Trump adviser says ‘nobody likes’ family separation policy

A top White House adviser on Sunday distanced the Trump administration from responsibility for separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, even though the administration put in …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018

Sessions excludes domestic, gang violence from asylum claims

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says domestic and gang violence will generally not be considered grounds for asylum.


EU nations split over asylum; 112 migrants die in shipwreck

European Union countries remained deeply divided Tuesday over how to reform EU rules for managing the influx of refugees and migrants, as U.N. agencies reported that an estimated 112 people …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018

Next steps for caravan will unfold mostly out of public view

The caravan of Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States sought the world’s attention as scores of migrants traveled through Mexico on a journey to escape their violent homelands.


U.S. says crossing is full before caravan tries to seek asylum

A group of Central Americans who journeyed in a caravan to the U.S. border resolved to turn themselves in and ask for asylum Sunday in a direct challenge to the …


UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018

Buses carrying Central American migrants roll to U.S. border

Packed into five old school buses, hundreds of Central American migrants arrived at the U.S. border Sunday for a rally, to be followed by a planned mass attempt to apply …


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018

Federal judge in Seattle opens door for thousands to apply for asylum

A federal judge in Seattle opened the door Thursday for thousands of immigrants to apply for asylum, finding that the Department of Homeland Security has routinely failed to notify them …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

French government unveils tough measures for asylum-seekers

French President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Wednesday presented a bill to enforce tougher immigration rules, decried by human rights organizations as repressive toward asylum-seekers.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

Canada asylum seekers housed at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium

So many asylum seekers are crossing into Canada from the United States that Montreal’s Olympic Stadium has been opened to house them.


UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017

Teen asylum-seeker ID’d as suspect in Norway explosive case

A 17-year-old asylum-seeker from Russia was arrested Sunday in connection with an explosive device found near a busy subway station in Norway’s capital that police defused before it detonated, authorities …


UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017

Suspect’s status as failed asylum-seeker saddens Stockholm

Swedes questioned their country’s welcoming immigration policies with pride and pain on Sunday after learning that an asylum-seeker from Uzbekistan was allegedly behind the truck rampage that killed four people, …


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017

Julian Assange’s asylum is at stake when Ecuador votes Sunday

Julian Assange has defied the world’s most powerful government and intelligence agencies for years. Now his fate will be decided by humble banana workers and Quechua-speaking shopkeepers in the Andean …


Canada minister addresses influx of asylum-seekers from US

Canada is enforcing border laws and is willing to put more resources in place to deal with the influx of asylum-seekers from the United States, federal Public Safety Minister Ralph …


Central American migrants await asylum in southern Mexico

More than 8,000 immigrants are expected to seek asylum this year from Mexico, the majority fleeing gang violence in Honduras and El Salvador and to a lesser extent Guatemala.


Barely half of illegal border crossers caught, Homeland Security report shows

Immigration authorities caught just over half of the people who illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico last year, according to a report commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security that …


U.S. veteran seeks asylum for Iraqi man who saved his life

After three military combat tours in warn-torn Iraq, Chase Millsap returned home to get on with a civilian life, but there was one thing he couldn’t do: leave a comrade …


Sweden to deport up to 80,000 asylum-seekers

Interior Minister Anders Ygeman says Sweden could deport between 60,000 and 80,000 asylum-seekers in coming years.


Goodman: Equating refugees with terrorism wrong

Xenophobes lead efforts to shut door to Syrians fleeing bombs from all sides.


Theater production challenges young actors

As theater for and by kids, “Asylum,” a play opening tonight at Theater Arts for Children, is more PG-13 than G. “Asylum,” by Dennis Bush, is set in a state …