Yeganeh Torbati

Guatemalan teenage boy dies in U.S. Border Patrol custody

May 24 2019

WASHINGTON A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday in U.S. Border Patrol custody in Texas, U.S. officials said, making him the fifth Guatemalan minor to die after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border since December. | Video

Exclusive: Trump administration proposal would make it easier to deport immigrants who use public benefits

May 03 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is considering reversing long-standing policy to make it easier to deport U.S. legal permanent residents who have used public benefits, part of an effort to restrict immigration by low-income people.

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

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

Trump seen leaning hard on new Homeland Security chief over border

Apr 09 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's new acting chief of Homeland Security will be under pressure to implement legally dubious solutions to an influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border - policies that his predecessor either could not, or would not, deliver. | Video

More than 100,000 migrants encountered at U.S. southern border in March: data

Apr 09 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. officers arrested or denied entry to over 103,000 people along the border with Mexico in March, a 35 percent increase over the prior month and more than twice as many as the same period last year, according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Tuesday.

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.

Exclusive: Only 6 percent of those subject to Trump travel ban granted U.S. waivers

Apr 05 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. government granted waivers to just 6 percent of visa applicants subject to its travel ban on a handful of countries during the first 11 months of the ban, new data reviewed by Reuters shows.

Trump administration steps up effort to return asylum seekers to Mexico

Apr 01 2019

WASHINGTON/SAN DIEGO The Trump administration is intensifying measures to curb the flow of Central American asylum seekers crossing into the United States from Mexico, officials said on Monday, including sending more people back to Mexico to wait for their asylum claims to be heard by U.S. courts.

Trump threatens closure of U.S.-Mexico border next week to stem asylum surge

Mar 29 2019

WASHINGTON/PALM BEACH, Fla. President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to close the U.S. border with Mexico next week, potentially disrupting millions of legal border crossings and billions of dollars in trade, if Mexico does not stop immigrants from reaching the United States. | Video

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Turkey to expel U.S. envoy and nine others, Erdogan says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that he had told his foreign ministry to expel the ambassadors of the United States and nine other Western countries for demanding the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala.