Edition:
United States

Kristina Cooke

Trump administration moves to curb migrants' asylum claims

Nov 08 2018

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO The Trump administration unveiled new rules on Thursday to sharply limit migrant asylum claims by barring individuals who cross the U.S. southern border illegally from seeking asylum.

Hundreds of migrant children held in U.S. tent city for months: filings

Oct 23 2018

U.S. authorities have held some immigrant children who entered the country illegally and without a parent in a temporary "tent city" in Texas for months, violating a 20-year-old court order on how long minors can be detained, according to court filings by civil rights lawyers and immigration advocates.

U.S. courts abruptly tossed 9,000 deportation cases. Here's why

Oct 17 2018

Liliana Barrios was working in a California bakery in July and facing possible deportation when she got a call from her immigration attorney with some good news.

Sessions limits U.S. judges' ability to dismiss deportation cases

Sep 20 2018

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new limits on the ability of immigration judges to terminate deportation cases on Wednesday, the latest in a series of decisions to facilitate the removal of immigrants in the country illegally.

How a mother's tough choice gave her son a potential U.S. asylum advantage

Aug 17 2018

SAN FRANCISCO/WEST PALM BEACH For two months in detention after being separated from her 14-year old son by U.S. border officials, Catalina Sales worried about how he was doing and when she would see him again. | Video

U.S. says data on separated families not readily available: court filings

Jul 27 2018

NEW YORK The U.S. government said in court filings on Thursday that it lacked the technical capability to quickly provide states with information about children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy toward illegal immigrants.

Immigrant parents misled by U.S. when they agreed to deportation: filing

Jul 25 2018

Dozens of immigrant parents were coerced or misled by U.S. authorities on the Mexico border into signing forms agreeing to be deported quickly without their children, lawyers said in a court filing on Wednesday.

Migrants in U.S. custody describe life in 'ice boxes' and 'dog pounds'

Jul 18 2018

During their detention last month in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Laredo, Texas, Karen and her two young sons were constantly cold. The family, which fled violence in Honduras, slept on a hard floor in a holding cell without mattresses, she said, their clothes still wet from crossing the Rio Grande. | Video

Immigrant children, parents reunited faster under new court order

Jul 15 2018

When Yolany Padilla was released from immigration custody in Seattle last week, she assumed she would be quickly reunited with her 6-year-old son, who had been taken from her at the U.S.-Mexico border two months earlier. | Video

Tech issues plague U.S. web portal tracking separated children

Jul 11 2018

In late June, attorney Sebastian Harley tried to log into a U.S. government web portal to check on a Guatemalan child who had been separated from his parent at the border. He got an error message saying there were too many users. | Video

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