Asylum

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October 29, 2019 - 2:06 pm
By COLLEEN LONG and CEDAR ATTANASIO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. Border Patrol official has a warning: The crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is not over. Even though crossings have been down over the past few months and news of custody deaths and teeming facilities full of children...
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October 21, 2019 - 9:42 am
By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice...
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September 20, 2019 - 12:36 pm
By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — 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 a senior Trump administration official. The official said acting...
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September 12, 2019 - 10:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The justices' order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower court ruling that had blocked the new asylum...
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September 12, 2019 - 9:44 am
By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Eds: Updates with Customs and Border Protection head saying US wants migrants with valid claims to seek help in the 1st country they get to. Links audio. With AP Photos. AP Audio. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump...
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September 06, 2019 - 2:37 pm
By NOMAAN MERCHANT and VERÓNICA G. CÁRDENAS Associated Press MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Eight-and-a-half-months pregnant and experiencing contractions, an El Salvadoran woman who had crossed the Rio Grande and was apprehended by the Border Patrol was forced to go back to Mexico. Agents took her to...
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September 06, 2019 - 1:26 pm
By MARIA VERZA and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Under threat of crippling U.S. tariffs, Mexico said Friday it had reduced the flow of migrants arriving at its northern border by 56% in three months. Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said he believes Mexico's strategy of...
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August 29, 2019 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight and Reform Committee is objecting to the Trump administration's decision to block committee staffers from conducting additional visits at 11 border detention facilities after visits last week revealed serious problems. The committee chairman, Democratic Rep...
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Gary Hess
August 20, 2019 - 5:23 pm
By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state, New York City, Connecticut and Vermont sued the federal government Tuesday over new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing...
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August 08, 2019 - 2:36 pm
By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press 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...
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