Asylum seekers

In this June 13, 2018 photo, an organizer, foreground, speaks to families as they wait to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. In Tijuana, Latin Americans fleeing drug violence in their countries are camped out and waiting to apply for U.S. asylum - undeterred by the new directive from Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week to bar victims of gang violence from qualifying. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 17, 2018 - 6:31 am
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicio's life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to flee in the dead of night with his wife and four children, leaving behind all their belongings and paying a smuggler $8,000. Aparicio is undeterred by a new...
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In this June 13, 2018 photo, an organizer, foreground, speaks to families as they wait to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. In Tijuana, Latin Americans fleeing drug violence in their countries are camped out and waiting to apply for U.S. asylum - undeterred by the new directive from Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week to bar victims of gang violence from qualifying. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 16, 2018 - 11:00 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicio's life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to flee in the dead of night with his wife and four children, leaving behind all their belongings and paying a smuggler $8,000. Aparicio is undeterred by a new...
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June 11, 2018 - 4:37 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says domestic and gang violence will generally not be considered grounds for asylum. Sessions ruled Monday in a Board of Immigration Appeals case involving a woman from El Salvador whose asylum status was upheld in 2016 on claims that she was a...
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June 09, 2018 - 6:24 pm
CAIRO (AP) — An Eritrean national who was denied asylum in the United States and was being sent back to his homeland has died in an apparent suicide in a holding area at Cairo International Airport, airport officials said on Saturday. Zeresenay Ermias Testfatsion was a detainee of U.S. Immigration...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, a group of people are detained by Border Patrol agents on horseback after crossing the border illegally from Tijuana, Mexico, near where prototypes for a border wall, right, were being constructed in San Diego. More than 1,600 people arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border, including parents who have been separated from their children, are being transferred to federal prisons, U.S. immigration authorities confirmed Thursday, June 7, 2018. They said they’re running out of room at their own facilities amid President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. The move drew condemnation from activists who said the detainees may have legitimate claims to asylum and don’t deserve to be held in federal prisons. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
June 08, 2018 - 1:46 am
SEATTLE (AP) — More than 1,600 people arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border, including parents who have been separated from their children, are being transferred to federal prisons, U.S. immigration authorities confirmed Thursday. They said they're running out of room at their own facilities amid...
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In this Monday, June 4, 2018 photo, people seeking political asylum in the United States line up to be interviewed in Tijuana, Mexico, just across the U.S. border south of San Diego. The Trump administration's fighting words for asylum seekers don't appear to be having much impact at U.S. border crossings with Mexico. Lines keep growing, so much that U.S. authorities can't take them all at once. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
June 07, 2018 - 10:06 am
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The Trump administration's tough talk on immigration did not deter Telma Ramirez from making the trip from El Salvador to seek asylum in the United States. She arrived at the border in Tijuana with her 5-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter only to find a crush of other...
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A migrant man comfort his wife who has lost consciousness at the Ivan sedlo, 30 kms south of Sarajevo, on Friday, May 18, 2018. A convoy of buses with around 270 migrants, including children, has been blocked in central Bosnia, reflecting the confusion in the war-scarred Balkan country as it struggles to cope with the influx. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
May 18, 2018 - 8:43 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Buses with about 270 migrants are on their way to an asylum center in southwestern Bosnia following a blockade reflecting confusion in the Balkan country struggling with the influx. The buses had left...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference near the border with Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, May 7, 2018, in San Diego. Sessions discussed immigration enforcement during his Southern California visit Monday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
May 07, 2018 - 9:00 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A "zero-tolerance" policy toward people who enter the United States illegally may cause families to be separated while parents are prosecuted, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it would refer all arrests for illegal entry...
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A girl who traveled with the annual caravan of Central American migrants awakens where the group set up camp to wait for access to request asylum in the U.S., outside the El Chaparral port of entry building at the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik)
May 02, 2018 - 6:19 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Tension between the Mexican government and Central American asylum seekers simmered Wednesday as men, women and children camped in a large plaza for a fourth straight day waiting for U.S. inspectors to process their claims. U.S. Customs and Border Protection had accepted 28...
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A migrant father and child, who traveled with the annual caravan of Central American migrants, rest where they set up camp to wait for access to request asylum in the US, outside the El Chaparral port of entry building at the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, April 30, 2018. About 200 people in a caravan of Central American asylum seekers waited on the Mexican border with San Diego for a second straight day on Monday to turn themselves in to U.S. border inspectors, who said the nation's busiest crossing facility did not have enough space to accommodate them. (AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik)
May 01, 2018 - 1:01 am
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — U.S. border inspectors allowed in the first wave of Central American asylum-seekers to enter the country for processing Monday after a temporary impasse over lack of space to accommodate them. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it processed hundreds of asylum-seekers in...
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