Asylum seekers

Diego Magalhaes, left, 10, kisses his mother Sirley Silveira, Paixao, an immigrant from Brazil seeking asylum with her son, after Diego was released from immigration detention, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 05, 2018 - 5:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Brazilian woman separated from her son in May while seeking asylum in the U.S. has been reunited with the 10-year-old boy in Chicago. The reunion occurred Thursday afternoon, just hours after a federal judge ordered the U.S. government to release the boy to his mother. The mother,...
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In this June 28, 2018, photo, people line up outside the building that houses the immigration courts in Los Angeles. In recent weeks, immigration judges have been thrust into the center of the heated political controversy over how the Trump administration is handling the cases of mostly Central American immigrants caught on southwest border. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
July 05, 2018 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by a public outcry, the Trump administration said Thursday it will meet court-ordered deadlines for reuniting families separated at the border, even as the politics of immigration remained at a boil. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters that his...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2018, file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol truck enters the Port Isabel Detention Center, which holds detainees of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in Los Fresnos, Texas. Parents who have been separated from their children at the border are in fragile state of mind as they go into high-stakes initial screening interview for asylum. A network of volunteer lawyers has counseled about 210 separated parents at Port Isabel Detention Facility, including about 150 who have already done initial interviews. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
July 04, 2018 - 1:00 pm
LOS FRESNOS, Texas (AP) — Gabriel Canas, a bus driver from El Salvador who fled his homeland after members of MS-13 stormed his bus, did an initial screening interview for asylum under the worst circumstances. He hadn't spoken to his 9-year-old daughter since the Border Patrol separated them two...
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Immigrant families seeking asylum wait in line at the central bus station after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Friday, June 29, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 30, 2018 - 12:14 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration says a ruling this week by a federal judge in San Diego requiring the government to reunify families separated at the border means authorities can legally keep families detained until their cases are complete. The interpretation means immigrant families could...
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Hundreds of activists protest the Trump administration's approach to illegal border crossings and separation of children from immigrant parents, in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2018. Several prominent Democrats who are mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 sought to bolster their progressive credentials this week by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement, with some pressing for the outright abolition of the federal government’s chief immigration enforcement agency. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 29, 2018 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigrant parents and children separated at the U.S. border (all times local): 9:25 p.m. The Trump administration says a ruling this week by a federal judge in San Diego requiring the government to reunify families separated at the border means authorities can...
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Protest organizer Linda Sarsour rings a small bell to signal hundreds of activists challenging the Trump administration's approach to illegal border crossings and separation of children from immigrant parents, in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 29, 2018 - 1:55 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on immigrant parents and children separated at the U.S. border (all times local): 7:10 p.m. A Senate committee has narrowly approved the nomination of Lynn Johnson as assistant Health and Human Services secretary for family support despite protest by the panel's senior...
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Migrants wait to be disembarked from the ship operated by German aid group Mission Lifeline, carrying 234 migrants, as it docked at the Valletta port in Malta, after a journey of nearly a week while awaiting permission to make landfall, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Eight European nations agreed to accept the passengers who qualify as refugees. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg)
June 28, 2018 - 9:50 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Aid groups and opposition lawmakers say the German government lacks compassion and doesn't understand international law, after a migrant recue in the Mediterranean sparked criticism from officials...
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People gather outside the Millennium Biltmore Hotel to protest against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. Sessions gave a speech at the hotel. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 27, 2018 - 4:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on immigrant parents and children separated at the U.S. border (all times local): 9:12 p.m. A judge in California has ordered U.S. border authorities to reunite separated families within 30 days. If the children are younger than 5, they must be reunified within 14 days...
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In this June 22, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump speaks about immigration alongside family members affected by crime committed by undocumented immigrants, at the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington. Trump claims that America’s immigration problems could be solved by “simply” stopping them at the border and turning them away without access to a judge. But it’s nowhere near simple _ or legal. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 26, 2018 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claims this week on Twitter that America's immigration problems could be solved by "simply" stopping migrants at the border and denying their access to a judge after entering the country illegally. But it's nowhere near that simple — or legal. Here's a look...
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A transport officer, right, helps immigrants Dilma Araceley Riveria Hernandez, and her son, Anderson Alvarado, 2, get off the bus after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Sunday, June 24, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 25, 2018 - 4:35 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents (all times local): 2:30 p.m. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insists the administration's reversal in referring parents crossing the border illegally with children for prosecution is only...
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