Shutdown Leaves Asylum-Seekers in Limbo
People seeking asylum in the United States could find themselves waiting years to have their cases heard.
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.”
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.
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.
Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Asylum Ban
The ruling comes after President Donald Trump signed a proclamation to refuse asylum earlier this month.
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.
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.
'Blood is on Your Hands': Attorney General Curbs Asylum for Immigrant Victims of Violence
Jeff Sessions issues directive to end asylum grants for victims of domestic violence and gang persecution, a decision expected to affect tens of thousands.
'The Waiting Game' Explores the United States' Labyrinthine Asylum Process
A new multimedia “newsgame” from ProPublica and WNYC lets readers experience the arduous journey of applying for refugee status in the United States.
President Obama Ends 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Policy for Cuban Immigrants
The decades-old policy allowed most Cuban immigrants to remain in the U.S., regardless of how they entered the country.
Canada Denies Asylum to African-American Man Fearing Police Violence
Kyle Lydell Canty, who cited Eric Garner and Mike Brown in his application for refugee status, is now back in the United States.
Fearing Police Violence, Black Man Seeks Asylum in Canada
Kyle Lydell Canty cited the officer-involved killings of Mike Brown and Eric Garner in his Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board hearing last week.
Why Mothers Are on Strike at Karnes Immigrant Detention Center
“We want our FREEDOM,” they’ve written in a letter obtained by Colorlines
The Dream 9, One Year Later
We check in with three of the nine people who made headlines when they reentered the U.S. to ask for asylum.
Asylum Seekers Demand Release from El Paso Detention
Even after establishing credible fear, detainees remain in custody.
Watch DREAMers Come Back Home
Two live streams are airing both sides of another historic border crossing.
Immigrants Begin Protest Inside El Paso Detention Center
Up to 40 asylum seekers at the El Paso Processing Center are demanding their release.
Meet a 16-Year-Old Coming Home with the Dream 30
Have dreams. Will travel.
The Dream 9 Come Home
The nine transnational activists were released from detention, and are all headed back to their communities in the US.
Seven of the Dream 9 Establish Credible Fear for Asylum
Supporters are pleased, but still working to release the activists from detention.