U.S. to Prioritize Recent Asylum Applications

By Laura Meckler, The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—The Trump administration said Wednesday it would prioritize asylum applications from people who have most recently entered the U.S., an effort to quickly deport those without valid claims and discourage others from coming. The...

Mexican Journalist Faces Deportation After Fleeing to U.S. Amid Death Threats

By Alicia A. Caldwell, The Wall Street Journal A Mexican journalist who sought refuge in the United States amid death threats almost a decade ago now faces deportation in a case drawing criticism from immigration and journalism advocates. The case is a high-profile example of the...

Trump immigration crackdown targets Central Americans seeking asylum

By Sean Collins Walsh, American-Statesman As Trump targets illegal immigration, advocates say his policies are violating asylum-seekers’ rights. According to U.S. law and treaty obligations, asylum-seekers aren’t illegal immigrants and can’t be punished. Central Americans have...

Canada to Set Up Border Camp as Number of Asylum Seekers Swells

By REUTERS AUG. 9, 2017 MONTREAL — Canada has deployed soldiers to erect tents near the U.S. border to temporarily house hundreds of asylum seekers crossing from New York state, officials said on Wednesday, an influx of mostly Haitians prompted by fear of deportation by the U.S....

Border Agents Turning Away, Blocking People Seeking Asylum: Report

Border agents are illegally turning away people seeking asylum or refusing to deal with their requests, according to a report released Wednesday by a human rights group. U.S. law requires border agents to refer people who arrive at the border and request asylum to an interview...

U.S. border officials are illegally turning away asylum seekers, critics say

By Joshua Partlow Several weeks ago, a former Guatemalan police officer walked up to U.S. private ­security guards at the border crossing here and asked for asylum in the United States. “I am fleeing my country,” the policeman later recalled telling the guards, explaining that he...

Mexico Braces for Fresh Flood of Central American Asylum Seekers

MEXICO CITY — Mexico expects a sharp increase in people seeking asylum from Central America next year, fleeing gang warfare and poverty in their home countries, a senior official said on Thursday. There has been a steady surge of Central Americans applying for asylum in Mexico...

Children’s asylum approvals vary by US region

By Amy Taxin | AP June 1 at 9:51 PM LOS ANGELES — For unaccompanied immigrant children seeking asylum in the U.S., where they apply seems to make a world of difference. Youngsters whose applications are handled by the U.S. government’s regional offices in San Francisco and Los...

Immigrant kids sent to adults lacking status

By Amy Taxin LOS ANGELES — The vast majority of immigrant children who arrive alone at the U.S. border are placed by the government with adults who are in the country illegally, federal data reviewed by The Associated Press show. The government has long said that it places the...

‘He forced me many times. I ran away, but he always found me again.’

By Pamela Constable One woman described being raped, strangled and bashed against a wall by the father of her twin boys. Two teenagers said they were forced to become sex slaves for gang members. A young mother was severely beaten by her ex-boyfriend and obtained a court order...
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