Asylum seekers

In this Oct. 23, 2018 image, a woman hands over her documents as her number is called to cross the border and request asylum in the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico. The first obstacle that migrants in a giant caravan may face if they reach the U.S. border is a long wait in Mexico. To enter through San Diego, the wait in Mexico is a month or longer. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 25, 2018 - 1:43 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A woman arrived just after sunrise at the Mexican entrance to the busiest border crossing into the U.S. and was quickly surrounded by nearly 100 migrants. She opened a tattered, hardcover notebook bound with silver duct tape and began shouting out numbers from a handwritten...
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In this Oct. 3, 2018 photo, Satyawart, left, and Balvinder Singh, immigrants from India freed from the federal prison in Sheridan, Ore., talk at the Dasmesh Darbar Sikh temple in Salem, Ore. After Trump's zero-tolerance policy recently sent immigrant detainees to a federal prison in rural Oregon, more than 100 lawyers, retirees, recent college graduates, clergy and others in the area stepped up to help out. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)
October 22, 2018 - 10:37 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out. It's become an oddly familiar routine for the Air Force veteran and his wife, part of an ad hoc group of volunteers that...
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In this Oct. 17, 2018, photo, South Korea's Jeju Immigration Service director general Kim Do-kyoon comments on the status of the Yemeni asylum seekers at the Jeju Immigration Service in Jeju, South Korea. South Korean progressives are criticizing Seoul's government for rejecting refugee status to nearly 400 asylum seekers from war-ravaged Yemen whose arrival in the southern resort island of Jeju earlier this year triggered an anti-immigration uproar. (Baek Na-young/Yonhap via AP)
October 18, 2018 - 9:46 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean progressives accused the government of caving to xenophobic sentiment by rejecting a plea for refugee status by hundreds of asylum seekers from war-ravaged Yemen whose arrival on a resort island earlier this year triggered outrage. Justice Party spokesman Choi...
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FILE - This July 26, 2018, file photo shows people lining up to cross into the United States to begin the process of applying for asylum near the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico. Homeland Security's watchdog says immigration officials were not prepared to manage the consequences of its "zero tolerance" policy at the border this summer that resulted in separation of nearly 3,000 children from parents. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
October 02, 2018 - 4:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration officials were not prepared this summer to manage the consequences of a "zero tolerance" policy at the Southwest border, which resulted in the separation of nearly 3,000 children from their parents, Homeland Security's watchdog said in a report made public on Tuesday...
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President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Kabange addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 26, 2018 - 11:22 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Congo says it has decided to boycott two planned U.N. events focusing on the central African nation because it was not consulted on the agenda or expected outcome. Barnabe Kikaya Bin Karubi is the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, President Emmanuel Macron of France addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters. Macron is expected to be a key voice joining secretary-general Guterres in speaking out against the current trend of rising populism in the world and supporting multilateralism as key to promoting peace. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 24, 2018 - 2:03 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 8 p.m. France's government spokesman says that the country is seeking a solution with other EU members after humanitarian groups operating a rescue ship with 58 migrants aboard want to be allowed to disembark in the French...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions outlines Trump administration policies as he speaks to new immigration judges, in Falls Church, Va., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Immigration judges work for the Justice Department and are not part of the Judicial branch of government. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 10, 2018 - 12:25 pm
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a group of new immigration judges Monday they have an obligation to decide cases efficiently in a system besieged by ballooning dockets and lengthy backlogs. Speaking to the group of 44 new judges — the largest class of immigration judges...
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A mother from Guatemala, left, identified only by initials L.J., who was separated from her two children after entering the U.S. in May of 2018, receives support from translator Brenda Quintana, right, after speaking to reporters about the separation during a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Boston. L.J. is among plaintiffs in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's administration, seeking monetary damages on behalf of children who were separated from their parents at the border. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 07, 2018 - 3:40 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 6-year-old immigrant boy sobs at the school bus stop in suburban Maryland and begs his mother to promise she will not disappear again. A toddler in Honduras wakes up screaming and searches for the government social worker who cared for him for several months. Other children duck...
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FILE. This July 26, 2018 file photo shows people lining up to cross into the United States to begin the process of applying for asylum near the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico.A federal judge has extended a freeze on deporting families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, giving a reprieve to hundreds of children and their parents to remain in the United States.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
August 17, 2018 - 10:16 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday called on the U.S. government and the American Civil Liberties Union to come up with a plan to address the rights of parents and children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum. The request was made during a hearing a day after U.S. District...
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August 09, 2018 - 6:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday halted a deportation in progress and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt if the mother and daughter weren't returned to the U.S. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington learned in court that the two plaintiffs in a...
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