Stories tagged: asylum
Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
As the Trump administration has all but stopped allowing Central American families to seek asylum in the U.S., Mexican parents and children are arriving in increasing numbers at the southern …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019
The United States planned to sign an agreement on Friday to help make one of Central America’s most violent countries, El Salvador, a haven for migrants seeking asylum, according to …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court’s clearing of the way for the Trump administration to deny nearly all asylum claims from Central Americans was denounced by immigration advocates as a “death sentence” …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States
Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
A detailed snapshot of the recent surge of asylum-seeking families crossing into the U.S. from Mexico gives a sense of how they were treated after entering and where they settled.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019
China lashed out at Taiwan on Monday over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement, a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched …
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
A federal appeals court has cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at the two busiest stretches of the southern border in …
Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
Immigration law needs an overhaul – it’s been 30 years since the last comprehensive immigration reform. Here’s a proposal.
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019
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.
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019
A dramatic change to U.S. asylum policy may put additional strain on overcrowded detention facilities.
UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019
Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away.
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019
Comprehensive immigration reform needs to remove the barriers to the legal route. They are an incentive to play games with the refugee and asylum process.
Tue., July 2, 2019
A federal judge in Seattle has blocked a Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum-seekers locked up while they pursue their cases
Fri., June 21, 2019
House Democrats unveiled a $4.5 billion measure Friday to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border and the government’s responsibility to care for tens of thousands of …
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019
Burgeoning numbers of Cubans are trying to get into the U.S. by way of the Mexican border, creating a big backlog of people waiting on the Mexican side for months …
Fri., May 3, 2019
About 50 asylum seekers stood this week in a circle near a bridge between the U.S. and Mexico to hear an American attorney explain what would happen to them when …
UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019
President Donald Trump is proposing charging asylum seekers a fee to process their applications as he continues to try to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants seeking …
UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019
A federal appeals court put a judge’s order on hold Friday shortly before it would have stopped the Trump administration from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019
The Trump administration on Friday will start forcing some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. courts, an official said, launching what could become one …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019
GoFundMe said Friday that it would be returning more than $20 million in donations meant to help finance the “Trump Wall” between the United States and Mexico after the effort …
Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019
Records reveal Russian asylum-seeker who died in Tacoma claimed to be a shaman fleeing prison torture
Records obtained through the Freedom of Immigration Act reveal new details about a man who died after trying to hang himself in the Northwest Detention Center. A source of mystery …
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019
Love and generosity, not fear, made the United States a beacon of hope to the world
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked Trump administration policies that prevented immigrants who suffered gang violence or domestic abuse in their home countries from seeking asylum.
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
A federal judge says immigrant rights activists can continue to challenge what they describe as unlawful U.S. government delays for asylum cases.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018
A judge has ordered the U.S. government not to enforce a ban on asylum for people who cross the southern border illegally, another court setback for the Trump administration’s efforts …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
President Donald Trump issued an order Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018
A federal judge on Friday called on the U.S. government and the American Civil Liberties Union to come up with a plan to address the rights of parents and children …
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018
In one Washington state immigration court, bonds are among the highest in the country and asylum is granted less often
Judges in Tacoma’s immigration court denied bond to seven parents separated from their children. When other parents were released, their bonds often ran higher than elsewhere. Why? “It’s arbitrary,” but …