Asylum seekers

Customs and Border Protection Laredo Port Director, Albert Flores shows one of four Master Courtrooms where immigrants seeking asylum will face an asylum judge via a virtual video conference as members of the media were given a tour, Tuesday, September 10, 2019, of the Migrant Protection Protocols Immigration Hearing Facilities in Laredo, Texas. The facility is expected to start operations on Monday, September 16, 2019. (Ricardo Santos/The Laredo Morning Times via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 6:02 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration is ready to open a tent court on the border to help handle tens of thousands of cases of asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico, with hearings held entirely by videoconference. The court, or "soft-sided" facility as U.S. officials call it, is...
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Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan speaks at the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 09, 2019 - 2:23 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it saw a 30% drop in the number of people apprehended at the southern U.S. border from July to August, amid an aggressive crackdown by the Mexican government on migrants traveling north. Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, Byron Xol, an immigrant from Guatemala, builds a Lego set in Buda, Texas. Byron was separated from his father, David Xol-Cholom, in May 2018, during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families. A federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to allow the return of 11 parents who were deported without their children during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
September 04, 2019 - 5:29 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered the U.S. government Wednesday to allow the return of 11 parents who were deported without their children during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ruled that government agents unlawfully...
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This Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 photo, from left, Luz Viviana Perez, 53, arranges chess board with her daughters, 17 and 12. at a migrant shelter affiliated with the San Diego Rapid Response Network in San Diego. The Mexican family is seeking asylum. Registration forms at the San Diego shelter for asylum-seeking families offer insights on who is coming, how they are treated in U.S. custody and where they go. Houston was the most popular destination by far, a reflection of its emergence as a primary gateway for immigrants.(AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
August 28, 2019 - 11:34 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — 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. Houston was the destination for 432 of 7,358 families briefly housed in a San Diego shelter from late...
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Immigrants seeking asylum hold hands as they walk across the ICE South Texas Family Residential Center, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Dilley, Texas. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hosted a media tour of the center that houses families who are pending disposition of their immigration cases.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 26, 2019 - 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to allow it to prevent Central American immigrants from seeking asylum no matter where they cross the U.S. border. The administration in court papers filed Monday wants the justices to expand a partial legal victory it won...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2009, file photo, the Statue of Liberty stands in New York harbor. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 14, 2019 - 3:53 pm
Long before a Trump administration official suggested the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty welcomed only people from Europe, the words captured America's promise to newcomers at a time when the nation was also seeking to exclude many immigrants from landing on its shores. A biographer of...
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In this July 28, 2019, photo, Cameroonians wait in a rented apartment in Tijuana, Mexico, until their names are called to claim asylum in the U.S. The Cameroonian men who share 10 mattresses on the floor of a third-floor apartment above a barber shop walk every morning to the busiest U.S. border crossing with Mexico, hoping against all odds that it will be their lucky day to claim asylum. Their unlikely bet is that a sympathetic Mexican official will somehow find a spot for them. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
August 08, 2019 - 12:35 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The Cameroonian men who share 10 mattresses on the floor of a third-floor apartment above a barber shop walk every morning to the busiest U.S. border crossing with Mexico, hoping against all odds that it will be their lucky day to claim asylum in the United States. Their...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2019 file photo U.S. Attorney General William Barr addresses the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University in New York. Immigrants who fear persecution because of their family ties will no longer be eligible for asylum under a new rule issued by Barr. Barr on Monday, July 29, announced he was no longer allowing members of a family to be considered a "social group" if their lives are threatened simply because they're related to someone. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 29, 2019 - 3:14 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Immigrants who fear persecution because of their family ties will no longer be eligible for asylum, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Monday. Barr, who has power to overturn immigration court rulings as head of the Department of Justice, argues not all family units are...
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July 28, 2019 - 1:10 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Three Indian nationals seeking asylum in the U.S. have been forced to receive IV drips at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas as they approach their third week of a hunger strike, according to their attorney. Lawyers and activists who spoke with the...
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July 28, 2019 - 1:06 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An attorney for three Indian nationals seeking asylum in the U.S. says they have been forced to receive IV drips at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas as they approach their third week of a hunger strike. A court official says the U.S. Department of...
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