asylum seekers

President Donald Trump signs the first veto of his presidency in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Washington. Trump issued the first veto, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 15, 2019 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect the emergency declaration he'd used to circumvent lawmakers to build his border wall. Flanked by law enforcement officials as well as the parents of children killed by people...
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Mexico border
(Ruben R. Ramirez/The El Paso Times via AP)
March 12, 2019 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government said Tuesday it has expanded a program requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases proceed through immigration court. Officials also reported that 240 migrants seeking asylum have been returned to Mexico under the program. Homeland Security...
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FILE - This Nov. 25, 2018 file photo shows migrants near the Chaparral border crossing watch clashes with U.S. border agents, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. A San Diego TV station says the U.S. government ran an operation to screen journalists, activists and others while investigating last year's migrant caravan from Mexico. KNSD-TV says documents leaked by a Homeland Security source show a January database listing at least 10 journalists, seven of them U.S. citizens, as warranting secondary screening at U.S. points of entry. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
March 07, 2019 - 5:22 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government kept a database on journalists, activists, organizers and "instigators" during an investigation into last year's migrant caravan, infuriating civil liberties and media groups who called it a blatant violation of free speech rights. U.S. Customs and Border...
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March 07, 2019 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in California has determined that a Sri Lankan man who is a member of the Tamil ethnic minority has the right to go before a judge after failing an initial asylum screening. The decision Thursday could have major implications for those seeking asylum, and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, migrants are escorted by a U.S. Border Patrol agent as they are detained after climbing over the border wall from Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, to San Ysidro, Calif. The Trump administration's effort to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico explicitly targets Spanish-speakers and people from Latin America, according to internal guidelines of a highly touted strategy to address the burgeoning number of Central Americans arriving at U.S. borders. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
March 07, 2019 - 1:44 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Border agents have been told to explicitly target Spanish speakers and migrants from Latin America in carrying out a Trump administration program requiring asylum seekers wait in Mexico, according to memos obtained by The Associated Press that reveal some inner workings of a top...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, migrants are escorted by a U.S. Border Patrol agent as they are detained after climbing over the border wall from Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, to San Ysidro, Calif. Civil liberties groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco to block the Trump administration from returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts. The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups said in the suit filed Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, that the policy puts asylum seekers in danger and violates U.S. immigration law. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
February 14, 2019 - 7:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through immigration courts violates U.S. law by putting the migrants in danger and depriving them of the ability to prepare their cases, a lawsuit filed Thursday by civil liberties...
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FILE - This Sept. 4, 2018, file photo shows Nibok refugee settlement on Nauru. Australia announced on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 that the last child refugees held on the Pacific atoll of Nauru will soon the sent to the United States, ending the banishment of children under the government's harsh asylum-seeker policy as elections loom. (Jason Oxenham/Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 02, 2019 - 7:46 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced on Sunday that the last child refugees held on the Pacific atoll of Nauru will soon be sent to the United States, ending the banishment of children under the government's harsh asylum-seeker policy. The psychiatric and physical suffering of children...
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Carlos Catarldo Gomez, of Honduras, center, is escorted by Mexican officials after leaving the United States, the first person returned to Mexico to wait for his asylum trial date, in Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. The Trump administration has launched an effort to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts despite mixed signals from Mexico on key issues. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
January 29, 2019 - 7:58 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday quietly launched an effort to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts, despite clear reservations and conflicting messages from the Mexican government. The U.S. returned one asylum seeker to...
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January 28, 2019 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's immigration courts were severely backlogged even before the government shutdown. Now it could take years just to deal with the delays caused by the five-week impasse, attorneys say. With the shutdown finally over, the courts reopened Monday morning to immigrants seeking...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2018 file photo, women look on as numbers and names are called to cross the border and request asylum in the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico. The Mexican government said Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 that the United States plans to return 20 migrants per day to Mexico as they await an answer to their U.S. asylum claims. The spokesman for Mexico's Foreign Relations Department says Mexico doesn't agree with the move, but will accept the migrants at the San Ysidro border crossing, near Tijuana. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
January 25, 2019 - 8:13 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Eusebio Gomez thought his arduous journey to the U.S. and monthslong wait in the border town of Tijuana, Mexico, would end when he made it to American soil. But a shift in the Trump administration's immigration policy could mean more waiting. The Mexican government said...
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