Skip to Content

Archives

By Kathryn Tam and Alicia A. Caldwell, The Wall Street Journal Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children and families, mostly from Central America, cross the Mexican border into the U.S. every year, according to Customs and Border Protection. Nearly all of the families and children are applying for asylum, a […]

SEATTLE — A federal judge in Seattle opened the door Thursday for thousands of immigrants to apply for asylum, finding that the Department of Homeland Security has routinely failed to notify them of a deadline for filing their applications. U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez issued the ruling in a […]

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 change turns a critical piece of immigration policy on its head […]