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Yeganeh Torbati

Fewer foreign students coming to United States for second year in row: survey

Nov 13 2018

WASHINGTON The number of international students entering U.S. colleges and universities has fallen for the second year in a row, a nonprofit group said on Tuesday, amid efforts by the Trump administration to tighten restrictions on foreigners studying in the United States.

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.

Trump sends 5,200 troops to Mexico border as caravan advances

Oct 30 2018

WASHINGTON The United States said on Monday it will send over 5,200 troops to help secure the border with Mexico, a far larger-than-expected deployment as President Donald Trump hardens his stance on immigration ahead of Nov. 6 mid-term elections. | Video

Arrests of migrant families at U.S.-Mexico border increase: data

Oct 24 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. agents arrested nearly 17,000 members of family units attempting to cross the U.S. border with Mexico in September, a 31 percent increase over the previous month, according to official statistics released on Tuesday.

Lack of prep plagued Trump's child separation border policy: watchdog

Oct 02 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration crackdown at the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year was plagued by a lack of preparation, resource shortfalls and communication failures, according to a government audit released on Tuesday.

Trump administration moves to restrict immigrants who use public benefits

Sep 22 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Saturday said it would propose making it harder for foreigners to come to the United States or remain there if they have received or are likely to receive public benefits such as food aid, public housing or Medicaid.

Head of U.S. immigration judges' union denounces Trump quota plan

Sep 21 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration's plan to impose a quota system on U.S. immigration judges represents a "new and dark era," the head of the judges' union said on Friday.

U.S. foreign-born population swells to highest in over a century

Sep 13 2018

WASHINGTON The number of foreign-born people in the United States grew last year to its highest share in over a century, according to Census Bureau data published on Thursday.

Special Report: Slamming the door - How Trump transformed U.S. refugee program

Sep 12 2018

WASHINGTON/KAKUMA, KENYA On Jan. 19, 2017, Aden Hassan’s long wait to start a new life ended when he stepped off a plane in Columbus, Ohio, half a world away from the Kenyan refugee camp where he had lived for a decade. | Video

Trump administration seeks to end agreement on child migrant detention

Sep 10 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration said on Thursday it plans to withdraw from a federal court agreement that strictly limits the conditions under which authorities can detain migrant children, and proposed new rules it said would enable it to detain minors during their immigration proceedings. | Video

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