Asylum

Woman holds colorful protest sign that reads, "families belong together" in Spanish

ACLU: The U.S. Government Has Taken 911 More Kids From Their Asylum-Seeking Families

The American Civil Liberties Union argued in court that in the year since Trump officially ended his “zero tolerance” immigration policy, 911 additional children have been separated from their parents or guardians.

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Guatemala and U.S. Could Unleash Political Crisis With New Deal to Restrict Asylum

The “safe third country” agreement could threaten the lives of thousands of Central Americans. 

A young boy with brown hair wears an emotional expression as he sits on a a concrete platform and hugs his father.

Immigrant Rights Advocates Call Trump's New Asylum Restrictions 'Most Egregious' to Date

Representative Bennie Thompson called the new government regulation “xenophobic and racist.”

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Doctors Say Migrants in Need of Medical Care Are Treated Poorly

Recently apprehended asylum-seekers who are only in custody because of their immigration status are reportedly victimized via extreme security measures.

Profile view of pregnant woman wearing black shirt with long brown hair hiding her face standing beside a white and green U.S. Border Patrol truck.

Are Federal Officials Criminalizing Pregnant Migrants?

Immigrant advocates say the United States Marshals Service is committing “atrocities” against these vulnerable asylum-seekers.

A Honduran father holds his son as they wait in line to cross the Guatemala-Mexico border and register at an immigration facility in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on January 19, 2019.

Homeland Security to Start DNA Testing at the Border

The pilot program is slated to begin next week.

A group of migrant women and children walk past a U.S. Border Patrol agent after crossing over the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Tijuana, Mexico on December 2, 2018.

Asylum Seekers Face Tough New Restraints

The government could soon charge a fee and limit the number of work permits.

A small child wearing a blue hoodie sweatshirt pushes a purple stroller over a yellow street curb outside a closed temporary migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico on December 6, 2018.

DHS Panel Recommends 'Emergency Actions' to Address Migrant Families at Border

Panel of the Homeland Security Advisory Council: “Thousands of migrant children are in danger.”

A group of Central American families, including men, women and children, are bundled up in colorful, warm clothing as they walk along the border fence after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico on February 01, 2019.

Court Blocks Government's 'Remain in Mexico' Asylum Policy

Judy Rabinovitz of the ACLU: “Try as it may, the Trump administration cannot simply ignore our laws in order to accomplish its goal of preventing people from seeking asylum in the United States.”

A group of Central American families, including men, women and children, are bundled up in colorful, warm clothing as they walk along the border fence after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico on February 01, 2019.

New Asylum Policy Causes Chaos and Confusion in Courtrooms

ICE attorneys reportedly can’t answer basic questions about the Migrant Protection Protocols program, also known as “Remain in Mexico.”

A Mexican lighthouse shines above the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, CA, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico on November 16, 2018.

Immigrant Advocacy Groups Seek Restraining Order to Block Trump Asylum Policy

They hope to prevent government officials from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico until their cases can be heard in the United States.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers check the IDs of pedestrians crossing into the United States after reopening the San Ysidro port of entry.

Mexican Government Will Accept U.S. Asylum-Seekers

Mexican officials insist that their acceptance of the Trump administration’s new migrant policy does not mean they agree with it.

 Central American migrants in Santo Domingo Zanatepec, Mexico wait to ride on a truck while on their way to the United States  on January 22, 2019.

U.S. to Send Some Asylum-Seekers to Mexico

It’s reportedly the first step in the Trump administration’s new border policy.

Migrants view a live televised speech by President Donald Trump on border security at a shelter for migrants in Tijuana, Mexico on January 8, 2019.

Shutdown Leaves Asylum-Seekers in Limbo

People seeking asylum in the United States could find themselves waiting years to have their cases heard.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent takes an immigrant into custody after she passed through a breach in the U.S.-Mexico border fence on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico on December 2, 2018.

Federal Judge Blocks Restrictions on Who Can Seek Asylum

He ruled that the Trump administration’s policy of denying asylum for survivors of domestic and gang violence is “arbitrary, capricious and in violation of the immigration law.”

A migrant wearing a green and black shirt carries a child as he approaches the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Tijuana, Mexico on December 16, 2018.

Asylum-Seekers Camp on U.S. Soil, Demand Immediate Processing

A group of Honduran migrants are challenging a United States’ decision to make people wait in Mexico if the nation is experiencing capacity strains.

A group of migrant women and children walk past a U.S. Border Patrol agent after crossing over the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Tijuana, Mexico on December 2, 2018.

Asylum Claims Jump Almost 70 Percent in 2018

The Department of Homeland Security released statistics that indicate a huge increase in asylum applications at the southwest border.

Man in black and blue striped short stands in front of his toddler daughter, who sits in a black stroller at the US-Mexican border.

Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Asylum Ban

The ruling comes after President Donald Trump signed a proclamation to refuse asylum earlier this month.

Photo of person holding a large rainbow flag stands with a small group of migrant travelers as they wait for a ride in Juchitan de Zaragoza, Mexico, on November 1, 2018.

LGBTQ Group That Split From the Migrant Caravan Has Arrived at the U.S. Border

As members of a persecuted class, most plan to seek asylum in the United States as early as this week. In a press conference they claimed to have faced discrimination within the caravan.

People standing in Mexico reach through and hug the wall at the conclusion of the Hugs Not Walls event on the U.S.-Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico on October 13, 2018.

Trump Signs Immigration Proclamation to Limit Asylum Claims

The president says asylum seekers must arrive via official ports of entry and ”have merit” to be accepted into the United States.