• DHS plans to begin turning asylum-seekers back to Mexico to await court dates

    The Trump administration plans to begin turning asylum-seekers back across the southern border on Friday to wait in Mexico under a new policy designed to crack down on immigration by Central American families, according to three Department of Homeland Security officials familiar with the matter. Customs and Border Protection officers will begin returning asylum-seekers trying to enter […]

  • Thousands more migrant kids separated from parents under Trump than previously reported

    Thousands more immigrant children were separated from their parents under the Trump administration than previously reported and whether they have been reunified is unknown, according to a report released Thursday by the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services. The report found a spike in immigrant family separations beginning in the summer of 2017, […]

  • Trump administration appealing latest asylum ban ruling

    The Trump administration said Wednesday it is appealing a federal judge’s order that blocks the administration from implementing asylum restrictions on the southern border. According to a court filing, the administration told the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals it plans to appeal federal District Judge Jon Tigar’s December 19 order, which extended an initial block on […]

  • Federal judge strikes down Trump asylum rules for domestic and gang violence victims

    A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed Justice Department policies that made it harder for immigrants to claim asylum because of domestic violence or gang violence, finding the policies violated existing law. Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court in Washington ruled the harsher Justice Department policies ordered by former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions […]

  • Toddler injured after being dropped from border fence

    A 2-year-old girl accidentally head-butted an adult and suffered a bloody nose after being dropped from an 18-foot border fence in another example of the immense increase in the number of families who have come to the U.S. border with Mexico near Yuma, Arizona. That area of the U.S. Southwest saw a 140 percent spike […]

  • Dutch Church Holds 24/7 Service to Shield Asylum Seekers

    For more than a month, a rotating roster of preachers has been leading a non-stop, round-the-clock service at a small Protestant chapel in The Hague in an attempt to shield a family of Armenian asylum-seekers from deportation. Under a centuries-old tradition, authorities in the Netherlands don’t enter a church while a service is underway. That […]

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