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Ted Hesson

U.S. non-border immigration arrests fell despite Trump push

Dec 11 2019

WASHINGTON Non-border immigration arrests in the United States fell by 10 percent in the year to September from a year earlier, the latest U.S. data shows, a drop that the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said was partly due to the diversion of the agency's resources to the border.

U.S. judge blocks $3.6 billion transfer to Mexican border wall

Dec 10 2019

WASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday issued a permanent injunction barring President Donald Trump's attempt to transfer $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

U.S. border arrests dropped again in November amid Trump crackdown on migrant crossers

Dec 09 2019

WASHINGTON The Border Patrol arrested about 34,000 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in November, a 75 percent drop from a recent high point in May, according to statistics released on Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

U.S. homeland security proposes face scans for citizens

Dec 03 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration intends to propose a regulation next year that would require all travelers - including U.S. citizens - to be photographed when entering or leaving the United States, according to the administration's regulatory agenda.

Trump grants temporary reprieve for N.Irish ex-militant facing deportation

Dec 02 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration has granted a rare reprieve from deportation to a former member of an Irish Republican militant group who had been convicted of crimes committed during the political and sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland in the 1980s, a U.S. official said on Monday.

Lawsuit challenges Trump order requiring local sign-off on refugees

Nov 21 2019

WASHINGTON A U.S. coalition of refugee resettlement groups sued the Trump administration on Thursday seeking to block a new policy that would allow refugees to be resettled only if state and local officials agree to accept them.

Trump administration prepares to send asylum seekers to Guatemala

Nov 21 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration has begun an effort to send some asylum seekers encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border to Guatemala, a move that promises to transform the U.S. asylum system, according to three officials briefed on the initiative and related training materials.

U.S. to change migration rules in a bid to send asylum seekers elsewhere

Nov 18 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is set to harden the rules this week on those allowed to seek asylum in the United States, as it attempts to stem a wave of migration on its southern border with Mexico.

U.S. says no plans to send asylum seekers to remote Guatemalan regions

Nov 16 2019

GUATEMALA CITY/WASHINGTON The U.S. government said on Saturday that it had no plans to send asylum seekers to remote regions in Guatemala after the Central American country floated the plan during negotiations for a bilateral migration agreement this week.

Some migrants waiting in Mexico for U.S. court hearings caught crossing illegally

Nov 14 2019

WASHINGTON Roughly one in 10 migrants pushed back to Mexico to await U.S. court hearings under a Trump administration program have been caught crossing the border again, a top border official said on Thursday.

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