Asylum seekers

In this March 5, 2019, image, Ruth Aracely Monroy, center, looks out of the family's tent alongside her 10-month-old son, Joshua, as her husband, Juan Carlos Perla, left, passes inside a shelter for migrants in Tijuana, Mexico. After fleeing violence in El Salvador and requesting asylum in the United States, the family was returned to Tijuana to await their hearing in San Diego. They were one of the first families to contend with a new policy that makes asylum seekers stay in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 15, 2019 - 8:05 am
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Juan Carlos Perla says he spent his first night in the U.S. in a cold immigration cell with 21 others at the nation's busiest border crossing. Fluorescent lights were always on in the basement holding area. Space was so tight that he laid his sleeping mat next to a toilet...
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March 12, 2019 - 1:11 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. They 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 - 3:47 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 - 12:30 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 06, 2019 - 10:44 pm
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 - 6:07 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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February 12, 2019 - 5:35 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County supervisors say they plan to sue the Trump administration over the widespread releases of asylum-seeking families. Two supervisors said the board voted in closed session Tuesday to challenge the administration's handling of the families. They didn't elaborate on...
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Central American immigrants hang around by the fence line of a shelter guarded by Mexican Federal police in riot gear in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. A caravan of about 1,600 Central American migrants camped Tuesday in the Mexican border city of Piedras Negras, just west of Eagle Pass, Texas. The governor of the northern state of Coahuila described the migrants as "asylum seekers," suggesting all had express intentions of surrendering to U.S. authorities. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 1:12 pm
PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) — A caravan of 1,600 Central American migrants was surrounded Wednesday by Mexican authorities in an old factory a short distance from Texas, where they hoped to seek asylum even as U.S. authorities sent extra law enforcement and soldiers to stop them. President Donald...
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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 - 5:28 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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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 - 5:13 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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