Asylum seekers

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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August 08, 2018 - 7:17 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's disputed election (all times local): 1:15 a.m. The United States' top diplomat for Africa says he is "deeply troubled by credible reports that opposition supporters are being targeted by members of the Zimbabwean security forces" and that senior...
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Paulina Gutierrez Alonzo, a 26-year-old Quiche indigenous woman, answers questions during an interview at her grandfather's house in Joyabaj, Guatemala, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Gutierrez Alonzo was deported from United States in June and separated from her 7-year-old daughter Antonia Yolanda Gomez Gutierrez, who is currently at an immigration center in Arizona, despite the Thursday deadline for reuniting children with their families who were caught entering the country without authorization. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
July 27, 2018 - 5:03 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — As the U.S. government said it had reunited every immigrant family it could, Josefina Ortiz Corrales remained in an immigration detention center and her adopted son in the care of her elder daughter. Paulina Gutierrez was in her hometown in Guatemala, earning less than $2 a day...
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July 24, 2018 - 1:40 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union have failed to agree on how much time parents should have to decide whether to seek asylum after they are reunited with their children who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Justice Department said in a...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, a group of immigrants from Honduras and Guatemala seeking asylum stand in line at the bus station after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in McAllen, Texas. The Trump administration has quietly made it harder for Central Americans fleeing gangs, drug smugglers and domestic violence to travel to the U.S. and ask for asylum. Attorneys representing asylum seekers say their clients are being more frequently denied "credible fear" of bodily harm or death in their home countries since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently tightened who can qualify. They also say immigration judges are reluctant to reverse those decisions on appeal. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
July 16, 2018 - 12:08 pm
LOS FRESNOS, Texas (AP) — Patricia Aragon told the U.S. asylum officer at her recent case assessment that she was fleeing her native Honduras because she had been robbed and raped by a gang member who threatened to kill her and her 9-year-old daughter if she went to the police. Until recently, the...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mother as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. he separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administration’s immigration policy. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file)
July 14, 2018 - 4:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administration's immigration policy. In reality, the government is working to harden the system on...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second right, and staff arrive at Los Pinos presidential residence for a visit with Mexico's President Enrique Nieto in Mexico City, Friday, July 13, 2018. Both Mexican and American officials are meeting throughout the day to discuss border, crime, and trade issues affecting both countries. (AP Photo/Anthony Vazquez)
July 13, 2018 - 10:42 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday urged a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to quickly reunite migrant families separated at the border. Pena Nieto said in a statement he called for "a permanent alternative that prioritizes the well-being and...
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In this May 18, 2018 photo, Vicky Chavez plays with her daughter Issabella within the walls of the First Unitarian Church, in Salt Lake City. Chavez, a Honduran woman who came to the U.S. four years ago seeking asylum from an abusive boyfriend says she'll continue taking sanctuary in a Salt Lake City Unitarian church where she's been for the past six months with her two young daughters despite being ordered to leave and exhausting her appeals. Chavez says seeing fellow Central Americans separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border makes her intent on trying to fight to stay in the United States. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
July 10, 2018 - 2:34 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A playground surrounded by a large shade tree stands right outside the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, where Vicky Chavez and her two young daughters have been taking sanctuary for the past six months. But Chavez never allows Yaretzi, 6, or Issabella, 11 months, to...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, activists march past the White House to protest the Trump administration's approach to illegal border crossings and separation of children from immigrant parents in Washington. This spring, the Trump administration began a “zero tolerance” policy to criminally prosecute anyone caught crossing the border illegally. Because children can’t be in jail with their parents, more than 2,300 families caught by Border Patrol were separated. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
July 06, 2018 - 2:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — This spring, the Trump administration began a "zero tolerance" policy to criminally prosecute anyone caught crossing the border illegally. Because children can't be in jail with their parents, more than 2,300 families caught by Border Patrol were separated. The move prompted mass...
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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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