Asylum seekers

In this Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, image made from video released by Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun/Human Rights Watch, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun views her mobile phone as she sits barricaded in a hotel room at an international airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Alqunun says she is fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia. (Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun/Human Rights Watch via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 5:33 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun is the latest young Saudi woman to attempt to flee her family and seek asylum abroad. Her calls for help on Twitter have grabbed international attention and prompted Thai authorities to say they will not deport her back to her family. With...
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January 06, 2019 - 12:40 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A Saudi woman used social media to draw attention to her plight trying to flee her family, claiming that authorities in Thailand confiscated her passport and were holding her Sunday at an airport hotel room in Bangkok. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, began posting on Twitter late...
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A migrant from Honduras pass a child to her father after he jumped the border fence to get into the U.S. side to San Diego, Calif., from Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Discouraged by the long wait to apply for asylum through official ports of entry, many migrants from recent caravans are choosing to cross the U.S. border wall and hand themselves in to border patrol agents. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
January 05, 2019 - 3:53 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In Washington, it's all about the wall. At the border, it's only part of the story. Border authorities are struggling with outdated facilities ill-equipped to handle the growing increase in family migrants, resulting in immigrants being released onto the streets every day. The...
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This March 20, 2018 photo made available Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 by the Parish of Farra di Soligo, shows North Korea's acting ambassador to Italy Jo Song Gil, second from right, holding a model of "Bell of Peace of Rovereto" during a cultural event on the occasion of a visit of the North Korean delegation to the Veneto region, in San Pietro di Feletto, near Treviso, northern Italy. Jo Song Gil, went into hiding with his wife in November, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers in Seoul on Thursday. Jo Song Gil is flanked by Senator Valentino Perin, second from left, and don Brunone De Toffol, parish priest of Farra di Soligo, left, and an unidentified North Korean diplomat at right. (Parish of Farra di Soligo via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 4:00 pm
ROME (AP) — North Korea's top diplomat in Italy has gone into hiding along with his wife, according to a South Korean lawmaker, raising the possibility of a defection of a senior North Korean official. The news came from South Korea's spy agency, which briefed lawmakers in Seoul on Thursday on the...
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Migrants run after U.S. Border Patrol agents throw tear gas to the Mexican side of the fence after the migrants climbed the border fence to get into the U.S. side to San Diego, from Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Discouraged by the long wait to apply for asylum through official ports of entry, many migrants from recent caravans are choosing to cross the U.S. border wall and hand themselves in to border patrol agents. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
January 02, 2019 - 4:42 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Just after people raised their glasses to ring in the New Year, about 150 migrants gathered at a section of border wall in Tijuana to try to cross into the United States, many of them asylum seekers fed up with the long wait to have their claims processed. On the other side,...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, Salvadoran migrant Cesar Jobet, right, and Daniel Jeremias Cruz, hide from U.S. border agents, after they dug a hole in the sand under the border structure and crossed over to the U.S. side, in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico. The two youths were detected by U.S. border agents and ran back to the Mexican side. Some immigrant youth looking to start over in the United States after fleeing abusive homes are seeing their applications for green cards rejected because the Trump administration says they're too old. A program in place since 1990 has let young immigrants file paperwork before age 21. But the U.S. government says some of these immigrants are too old once they turn 18. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
January 02, 2019 - 1:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some immigrant youth looking to start over in the United States after fleeing abusive homes are seeing their applications for green cards rejected because the Trump administration says they're too old. A U.S. government program in place since 1990 has let young immigrants subject...
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Migrants embraces after receiving one of the fifty turns for an interview to request U.S. asylum, alongside the El Chaparral pedestrian border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
December 22, 2018 - 3:42 am
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through clogged U.S. courts was announced with crucial details still unknown — a move that creates uncertainty along the border and possibly an incentive for people to cross...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 20, 2018 - 10:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrants seeking asylum along the southwest border will no longer be released into the U.S. while their cases play out, the Trump administration said on Thursday, forcing them instead to wait in Mexico in one of the most significant moves on immigration since the president took...
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In this Dec. 18, 2018 photo, Honduran asylum seekers enter the U.S. at San Diego's Otay Mesa port of entry, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico. A federal judge has blocked restrictive Trump administration policies that prevented some immigrants from seeking asylum due to domestic and gang violence in their home countries. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
December 19, 2018 - 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked Trump administration policies that prevented immigrants who suffered gang violence or domestic abuse in their home countries from seeking asylum. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan declared that some of the guidance that then-Attorney...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, Tumso Abdurakhmanov, the 32-year-old Chechen video blogger, holds a letter from Interpol during an interview with The Associated Press somewhere in Poland. Abdurakhmanov, a critic of the Chechen ruler, faces deportation from Poland as European nations become increasingly wary of sheltering refugees from Chechnya. (AP Photo/Francesca Ebel)
December 19, 2018 - 2:18 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Chechnya's leader and his security forces have been widely accused by human rights groups of extrajudicial arrests, torture and killings at home. Now they are threatening Chechens who fled abroad, warning they will pay dearly for their criticisms if they ever return home. In a...
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