Asylum seekers

In this Oct. 27, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, Ill. Eager to focus voters on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections, Trump on Oct. 29 escalated his threats against a migrant caravan trudging slowly toward the U.S. border as the Pentagon prepared to deploy thousands of U.S. troops to support the border patrol. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
October 29, 2018 - 10:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Monday it is sending 5,200 troops to the Southwest border in an extraordinary military operation ordered up just a week before midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has put a sharp focus on Central American migrants moving north in slow-moving...
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen walks away from a plaque adorning a newly fortified border wall structure Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Calexico, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 26, 2018 - 5:44 pm
CALEXICO, California (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday that "everything is on the table" as the administration considered new measures to stifle immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border and send a message that a slow-moving migrant caravan bound for the United States will...
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In this Oct. 23, 2018 image, a woman hands over her documents as her number is called to cross the border and request asylum in the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico. The first obstacle that migrants in a giant caravan may face if they reach the U.S. border is a long wait in Mexico. To enter through San Diego, the wait in Mexico is a month or longer. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 25, 2018 - 1:43 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A woman arrived just after sunrise at the Mexican entrance to the busiest border crossing into the U.S. and was quickly surrounded by nearly 100 migrants. She opened a tattered, hardcover notebook bound with silver duct tape and began shouting out numbers from a handwritten...
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In this Oct. 3, 2018 photo, Satyawart, left, and Balvinder Singh, immigrants from India freed from the federal prison in Sheridan, Ore., talk at the Dasmesh Darbar Sikh temple in Salem, Ore. After Trump's zero-tolerance policy recently sent immigrant detainees to a federal prison in rural Oregon, more than 100 lawyers, retirees, recent college graduates, clergy and others in the area stepped up to help out. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)
October 22, 2018 - 11:04 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out. It's become an oddly familiar routine for the Air Force veteran and his wife, part of an ad hoc group of volunteers that...
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Honduran migrants leave Guatemala City at sunrise Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 as they make continue their way north toward the U.S. Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States left spontaneously with little more than the clothes on their backs and what they could quickly throw into backpacks. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 18, 2018 - 10:43 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — As some 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention turned to Mexico, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop them — a nearly unthinkable move that would disrupt hundreds of...
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In this Oct. 17, 2018, photo, South Korea's Jeju Immigration Service director general Kim Do-kyoon comments on the status of the Yemeni asylum seekers at the Jeju Immigration Service in Jeju, South Korea. South Korean progressives are criticizing Seoul's government for rejecting refugee status to nearly 400 asylum seekers from war-ravaged Yemen whose arrival in the southern resort island of Jeju earlier this year triggered an anti-immigration uproar. (Baek Na-young/Yonhap via AP)
October 18, 2018 - 9:46 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean progressives accused the government of caving to xenophobic sentiment by rejecting a plea for refugee status by hundreds of asylum seekers from war-ravaged Yemen whose arrival on a resort island earlier this year triggered outrage. Justice Party spokesman Choi...
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FILE - This July 26, 2018, file photo shows people lining up to cross into the United States to begin the process of applying for asylum near the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico. Homeland Security's watchdog says immigration officials were not prepared to manage the consequences of its "zero tolerance" policy at the border this summer that resulted in separation of nearly 3,000 children from parents. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
October 02, 2018 - 9:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration officials were not prepared this summer to manage the consequences of a "zero tolerance" policy at the Southwest border, which resulted in the separation of nearly 3,000 children from their parents, Homeland Security's watchdog said in a report made public on Tuesday...
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This photo provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows Ramon Escobar. Escobar, who was deported from the United States six times was expected in court Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, to face charges after police say he killed three people and injured four in attacks targeting sleeping homeless men in California. Investigators believe Escobar began attacking the men at random on Sept. 8, shortly after he arrived in California from Houston, where he's considered a person of interest in the disappearance of his uncle and aunt. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 12:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man with a violent criminal history who was deported six times had no outstanding warrants when questioned last month about the disappearance of his aunt and so he was released, Houston police said Wednesday, when the man was charged in Los Angeles with the beating deaths of...
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President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Kabange addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 26, 2018 - 11:22 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Congo says it has decided to boycott two planned U.N. events focusing on the central African nation because it was not consulted on the agenda or expected outcome. Barnabe Kikaya Bin Karubi is the...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions outlines Trump administration policies as he speaks to new immigration judges, in Falls Church, Va., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Immigration judges work for the Justice Department and are not part of the Judicial branch of government. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 10, 2018 - 12:25 pm
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a group of new immigration judges Monday they have an obligation to decide cases efficiently in a system besieged by ballooning dockets and lengthy backlogs. Speaking to the group of 44 new judges — the largest class of immigration judges...
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