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Kristina Cooke

Exclusive: New training document for asylum screenings reflects tougher U.S. stance

May 04 2019

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO The Trump administration has revised training guidelines for asylum officers in ways that could make it harder for migrants seeking refuge in the United States to pass an initial screening. | Video

Rights groups sue over U.S. decision to hold asylum seekers without bond

May 02 2019

Immigrant rights groups asked a U.S. court on Thursday to reverse a Trump administration decision that allows asylum seekers who cross the border illegally to be held without bond.

Trump attorney general's ruling expands indefinite detention for asylum seekers

Apr 17 2019

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. Attorney General on Tuesday struck down a decision that had allowed some asylum seekers to ask for bond in front of an immigration judge, in a ruling that expands indefinite detention for some migrants who must wait months or years for their cases to be heard. | Video

Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

Apr 15 2019

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO When Arturo Balbino, a Texas construction worker, walked into his visa interview at the American consulate in the northern Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez in March, he wasn't nervous. He felt good. | Video

U.S. government says it could take two years to identify families separated at border

Apr 07 2019

WASHINGTON It could take the U.S. government up to two years to identify potentially thousands of additional children separated from their parents by the authorities at the southern border, the government said in a court filing.

Mumps, other outbreaks force U.S. detention centers to quarantine over 2,000 migrants

Mar 11 2019

Christian Mejia thought he had a shot at getting out of immigration detention in rural Louisiana after he found a lawyer to help him seek asylum.

Mumps, other outbreaks force U.S. detention centres to quarantine over 2,000 migrants

Mar 10 2019

Christian Mejia thought he had a shot at getting out of immigration detention in rural Louisiana after he found a lawyer to help him seek asylum.

UPDATE 1-Mumps, other outbreaks force U.S. detention centers to quarantine over 2,000 migrants

Mar 10 2019

March 10 Christian Mejia thought he had a shot at getting out of immigration detention in rural Louisiana after he found a lawyer to help him seek asylum.

More than 2,000 migrants quarantined in U.S. detention centers due to disease outbreaks

Mar 10 2019

March 10 Christian Mejia thought he had a shot at getting out of immigration detention in rural Louisiana after he'd found a lawyer to help him seek asylum.

Trading places: Unauthorized immigrant arrested after seeking detained son’s release

Feb 24 2019

The U.S. immigration agents who arrested Armando outside his Ohio home last fall would have had little trouble finding him: He had provided his address and fingerprints weeks earlier in a bid to get his 15-year old son out of government custody.

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