Queens Immigration Attorney Found Guilty Of Operating Asylum Fraud Scheme

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Andreea Dumitru, also known as “Andreea Dumitru Parcalaboiu,” an immigration attorney based in Queens, New York, was found guilty in Manhattan federal court of asylum fraud, making false statements...

Incoming Mexico Gov’t: No Deal to Host US Asylum-Seekers

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s incoming government denied a report Saturday that it plans to allow asylum-seekers to wait in the country while their claims move through U.S. immigration courts, one of several options the Trump administration has been pursuing in negotiations for...

Crime Menaces Migrants on Mexico Border as Tijuana Declares Crisis

TIJUANA, Mexico — Unaccompanied minors and other vulnerable migrants risk falling victim to crime in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, where thousands of Central Americans from caravans may be stuck for months as authorities tighten up asylum rules, advocates say. Some 4,600...

Federal Court Blocks Trump Administration’s Asylum Ban

A federal court in San Francisco has temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s new asylum ban, saying it violates existing law and would cause irreparable harm to immigrants. Earlier this month, President Trump issued a proclamation saying anyone crossing the U.S....

Migrants are scaling U.S.-Mexico fence. Will they be arrested?

It’s an image almost every San Diegan has seen: the long fence on the most southwest part of the California border with Mexico that stretches into the Pacific Ocean. Directly on the south side is the Playas neighborhood of Tijuana, and directly on the north side is the city of...

San Antonio Volunteers Aid Asylum-Seekers Recently Released In El Paso

The president of Catholic Charities in San Antonio has returned from helping a flood of immigrant families recently released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and he plans to go back. Two weeks ago, with little warning, ICE released hundreds of families seeking asylum. El...

Trump signs proclamation blocking asylum seekers caught at the U.S.-Mexico border

President Donald Trump signed a presidential proclamation Friday morning that will block migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally from seeking asylum. The move – which will almost certainly face legal opposition – aims to funnel asylum seekers toward ports of entry....

Abrupt Release From Detention Sends Many Immigrants Through San Antonio

By David Martin Davies It’s 3 a.m. Saturday and Bertalina is shivering at the San Antonio Greyhound Bus Station. She and her son were released hours ago from a border patrol holding facility in McAllen and then sent to San Antonio. Bertalina is one of several thousand asylum...

The Human Side of Family Separations

By Sang Shin, Attorney 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...

Immigration “loophole” that Trump bemoaned returns after zero tolerance rollback

by David Yaffe-Bellany, The Texas Tribune MCALLEN — After fleeing Guatemala, 25-year-old Silvia Guidel crossed the Rio Grande last month on a raft with her three young daughters, walked in the South Texas heat for nearly an hour, and then turned her family in to U.S. Border...
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