Asylum seekers

Attorney General William Barr, left, and President Donald Trump turn to leave after speaking about the 2020 census in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 15, 2019 - 7:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's new rule for Central American migrants seeking U.S. asylum (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Guatemala's top court has blocked any move by the country's president to sign a "safe third country" agreement with the United States, a deal that...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2019 file photo, a group of asylum seekers cross the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)
July 15, 2019 - 6:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants in a major escalation of the president's battle to tamp down the number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. According to a new rule published in the Federal Register ,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019 file photo, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales talks with Canada's ambassador Rita Marija Rudaitis-Renaud during a welcome ceremony for ambassadors in Guatemala City. A potential agreement with Washington to turn Guatemala into a “safe third country” for asylum seekers has the Guatemalan opposition up in arms and experts scratching their heads. President Morales is set to meet Monday, July 15, in Washington with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, and officials there have said “safe third country” is on the table, though not a done deal. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
July 12, 2019 - 2:59 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A potential agreement with Washington to turn Guatemala into a "safe third country" for asylum seekers has the Guatemalan opposition up in arms and experts scratching their heads. President Jimmy Morales is set to meet Monday in Washington with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump,...
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Yazmin Juárez, reacts as a photos of her daughter, Mariee, 1, who died after being released from detention by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is placed next to her at a House Oversight subcommittee hearing on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to discuss treatment of immigrant children at the southern border, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 10, 2019 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Guatemalan mother seeking asylum told a House panel Wednesday that she came to the United States seeking safety, but instead watched her infant daughter die slowly and painfully after the baby received shoddy medical care while they were in immigration custody. As Yazmin Juárez...
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In this June 26, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks during a Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 03, 2019 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the treatment of migrants detained after crossing the southern border (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Cory Booker has crossed back over the southern border after traveling to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to meet with migrants attempting to seek asylum in the United States...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2019, file photo, Matt Adams, center right, Legal Director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, leaves the U.S. Courthouse with others after a hearing on asylum seekers in Seattle. On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, a federal judge in Seattle has blocked a Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum seekers locked up while they pursue their cases. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 02, 2019 - 5:09 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum-seekers locked up while they pursue their cases, saying the Constitution demands that such migrants have a chance to be released from custody. U.S. District Judge Marsha...
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Central American migrants prepare to board a bus as they voluntarily return to their countries, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Dozens of Central Americans who had been returned to the border city of Juarez to await the outcome of their U.S. asylum claims are being bused back to their countries Tuesday by Mexican authorities, a first for that size group of people in the program commonly known as “remain in Mexico.” (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
July 02, 2019 - 3:00 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dozens of Central Americans who had been returned to the border city of Juarez to await the outcome of their U.S. asylum claims were being bused back to their countries Tuesday by Mexican authorities, a first for that size group in the program commonly known as "remain in Mexico...
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July 02, 2019 - 11:46 am
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Advocates for immigrant children are suing to block the Trump administration from enforcing a new policy that they say would erode legal protections for thousands of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the U.S. A class action filed Monday claims a May 31 memorandum...
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July 01, 2019 - 1:39 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Rwandan man convicted of hiding his involvement in the country's 1994 genocide in an attempt to win asylum in the U.S. was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in prison. Jean Leonard Teganya participated in at least seven murders and five rapes during the genocide, in which...
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke poses for a photo with supporters following a campaign rally, Friday, June 28, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
June 29, 2019 - 10:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is heading to Mexico on Sunday to meet with immigrants seeking U.S. asylum but "turned away" at the border. In the former congressman's first international trip as a White House hopeful, his campaign says O'Rourke will visit Ciudad...
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