Immigration policy

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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FILE - In this July 20, 2019 file photo, protestors march outside Fort Sill in protest of plans to place migrant children at the Army post in Lawton, Okla. State and federal officials say there is no longer a need to detain migrant children at Fort Sill and preparations to house them have stopped. Spokeswoman Evelyn Stauffer with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families said in a news release Saturday, July 27, that the decision is because of a decrease in the number of unaccompanied children into the U.S. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP)
July 27, 2019 - 12:12 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say there is no longer a need to detain migrant children at an Oklahoma Army base and that preparations to house them there have stopped. Evelyn Stauffer, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, said...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, supporters of immigrant Sujitno Sajuti rally outside the federal courthouse in Hartford, Conn. Immigration officials say Sajuti, 70, who came to the U.S. in 1981 and overstayed a student visa, is evading immigration law. A sweeping expansion of deportation powers unveiled this week by the Trump administration has sent chills through immigrant communities and prompted some lawyers to advise migrants to gather up as much documentation as possible, pay stubs, apartment leases or even gym key tags, to prove they’ve been in the U.S.(AP Photo/Dave Collins)
July 26, 2019 - 11:39 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A sweeping expansion of deportation powers unveiled this week by the Trump administration has sent chills through immigrant communities and prompted some lawyers to advise migrants to gather up as much documentation as possible — pay stubs, apartment leases or even gym key tags — to...
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In this Tuesday, July 9, 2019, photo, immigrants say the Pledge of Allegiance in a writing class at the U.S. government’s newest holding center for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. Following breakfast, children play soccer and then have classes held in trailers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 23, 2019 - 9:28 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government's new holding facility for migrant youth will close as early as this week, less than one month after it was opened in response to the squalid conditions in which children were being detained by the Border Patrol, according to the nonprofit operating the facility...
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President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, July 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 22, 2019 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It is, arguably, the most sweeping step that President Donald Trump's administration has taken to try to stop the flow of migrants at the border — the kind of thing he might have been expected to promote on Twitter and brandish in front of news cameras as proof he is taking...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2019 file photo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a man during an operation in Escondido, Calif. The administration of President Donald Trump announced Monday, July 22, 2019 that it will vastly expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to first appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days. Starting Tuesday, fast-track deportations can apply to anyone in the country illegally for less than two years. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
July 22, 2019 - 2:59 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The administration of President Donald Trump announced Monday that it will vastly expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to first appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days. Starting Tuesday, fast-...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2019 file photo, a group of asylum seekers cross the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)
July 16, 2019 - 9:06 am
Dozens of immigrants lined up Tuesday at a major Mexico border crossing, waiting to learn how the Trump administration's plans to end most asylum protections would affect their hopes of taking refuge in the United States. The administration announced the plans a day earlier, reversing decades of U...
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Attorney General William Barr, left, and President Donald Trump turn to leave after speaking about the 2020 census in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 15, 2019 - 6:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's new rule for Central American migrants seeking U.S. asylum (all times local): 9:50 a.m. An American Civil Liberties Union attorney says a new Trump administration rule that bars most Central American migrants from seeking asylum at the U.S...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr attends the 2019 Prison Reform Summit and First Step Act Celebration in the East Room of the White House in Washington. About 2,000 inmates are expected to be released from federal prisons across the U.S. this coming week as part of a sweeping criminal justice overhaul that was signed into law last year. The Justice Department and the federal Bureau of Prisons are working to create risk assessment tools and other measures that would help reduce the federal prison population while easing the transition for inmates back into the community. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 15, 2019 - 6:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's new rule for Central American migrants seeking U.S. asylum (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Attorney General William Barr says a new rule by the Trump administration uses "a lawful exercise of authority" to crack down on asylum claims at the U...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2019 file photo, a group of asylum seekers cross the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)
July 15, 2019 - 6:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants in a major escalation of the president's battle to tamp down the number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. According to a new rule published in the Federal Register ,...
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