• Mexico Nov 14, 2019

    US Proposes Tougher Rules on Work Permits for Asylum-Seekers

    The Trump administration has proposed making it tougher for asylum-seekers to obtain permission to work in the United States while their cases are pending, a move that immigrant advocates say would unfairly punish those who need humanitarian protection the most. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Wednesday a proposed rule would double the time asylum-seekers must wait for a work...

  • Mexico Nov 9, 2019

    Canada Case Poses Question: Is US Immigration System Safe?

    In the looming darkness, the Nigerian family of four, including two children carrying stuffed animals and a violin case, climbed out of a taxi at the end of a dead-end road in upstate New York as Canadian law enforcement officers watched a short distance away, across a ditch that marks the international boundary. “This is an illegal point of entry,...

  • Donald Trump Aug 4, 2019

    Trump Administration Pushes to Speed Up Migrant Family Cases

    Rosita Lopez said armed gang members demanded money from her and her partner at their small grocery store on the Guatemalan coast and threatened to kill them when they couldn’t pay. When her partner was shot soon afterward, they sold everything and fled north. Lopez was eight months pregnant when the couple arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border last year with...

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2019

    900 Asylum Seekers Returned to Wait in Mexican Border City

    The United States government has sent about 900 mostly Central American and Cuban migrants back to this northern Mexico border city since expanding its controversial “remain in Mexico” program to the easternmost point on the shared border two weeks ago, Mexican authorities say. They are among nearly 3,000 people with pending U.S. immigration proceedings who have been sent back to...

  • Donald Trump Jul 27, 2019

    US, Guatemala Sign Agreement to Restrict Asylum Cases

    The Trump administration signed an agreement with Guatemala Friday that will restrict asylum applications to the U.S. from Central America. The so-called “safe third country” agreement would require migrants, including Salvadorans and Hondurans, who cross into Guatemala on their way to the U.S. to apply for protections in Guatemala instead of at the U.S. border.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jul 27, 2019

    WATCH: Trump Announces Guatemala Signing Deal to Restrict Asylum Cases

    President Trump announced that Guatemala has agreed to signing an agreement to restrict asylum applications to the U.S. from Central America.

  • Donald Trump May 1, 2019

    Trump's Proposed Fee on Asylum Seekers Would Burden the Poor

    Asylum seekers waiting to get into the U.S. sleep in small tents set up by the border, depending on volunteers and churches to bring them food and clothing. Some scrape together 25 cents to pay a toll to get on an international bridge where they can use a bathroom. They’ve fled violence-ridden homelands, often arriving at the U.S. border deep...

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2018

    Sickness, Fear, Harassment in Mexico Whittle Away at Caravan

    Little by little, sickness, fear and police harassment are whittling down the migrant caravan making its way to the U.S. border, with many of the 4,000 to 5,000 migrants who resumed their journey Thursday complaining of exhaustion. The group, many with children and even pushing toddlers in strollers, departed Mapastepec at dawn with more than 1,000 miles still to go...

  • attorney Mar 30, 2018

    US Judge 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 of a deadline for filing their applications. U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez issued the ruling in a class-action lawsuit brought by immigrant rights groups on behalf of those who...

  • Donald Trump Jul 5, 2017

    More Central American Refugee Families Foregoing US to Resettle in Mexico

    A growing wave of refugees from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala are resettling in Mexico instead of trying to reach the United States, which many see as increasingly hostile. The rise in refugee resettlement in Mexico has paralleled a decrease in immigration to the United States, with apprehensions by U.S. Border Patrol down sharply at the frontier — especially of...

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