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Mica Rosenberg

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

Five ways Trump's moves to stem asylum seekers have hit hurdles

Apr 30 2019

Grappling with a ballooning number of mostly Central American families seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump has suggested increasingly bold steps to limit protections for this group and stem their entry into the United States.

Trump directs officials to toughen asylum rules

Apr 30 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump directed officials to toughen rules for asylum seekers on Monday, including by introducing a fee for their applications and barring those who entered the country illegally from working until their claims are approved. | Video

Migrant youths seeking legal status sue Trump administration in new challenge

Apr 29 2019

NEW YORK Young migrants in New Jersey who are seeking legal status in the United States after allegedly suffering abuse or neglect in their home countries sued the Trump administration on Monday, saying it is unfairly denying their claims.

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

U.S. immigration arrests fall under Trump as resources shift to the border

Mar 22 2019

U.S. immigration arrests fell under President Donald Trump at the end of 2018 compared to the same period a year earlier, a drop authorities attributed to a growing need to deal with "alarming rates" of migrant families at the border.

First asylum seekers returned from Mexico for U.S. court hearings

Mar 19 2019

TIJUANA/NEW YORK A group of asylum seekers sent back to Mexico was set to cross the border on Tuesday for their first hearings in U.S. immigration court in an early test of a controversial new policy from the Trump administration.

U.S. immigration agency to close its overseas offices

Mar 12 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK President Donald Trump's administration is planning to close the U.S. immigration agency's overseas locations, according to current and former officials and an internal memo, in a move affecting offices that currently handle family visa requests, international adoptions and other tasks.

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.

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