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The Trump Administration published another new hardline asylum rule, making it the administration’s third attempt to restrict (mostly) Central American asylum claims and stem the flow of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border. Federal courts blocked the administration’s earlier attempt to impose an asylum ban on anyone who entered the United […]

Federal law has for decades legally allowed individuals from other countries to apply for asylum if they have a well-founded fear of persecution or torture based on a protected ground of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Winning asylum is already very difficult, with […]

PHOENIX — Detained asylum seekers who have shown they have a credible fear of returning to their country will no longer be able to ask a judge to grant them bond. U.S. Attorney General William Barr decided Tuesday that asylum seekers who clear a “credible fear” interview and are facing […]

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston last year, people from all over the country poured into the city to help complete strangers. I was so inspired by the selflessness of those who assisted others whose homes were flooded. It made me so proud to be an American, in a country where […]