Asylum seekers

A boy dressed as a clown watches as the Martinez de Leon family console themselves as they mourn the murder of Carlos Alberto Martinez in Guatemala City, Friday, July 12, 2019. Rates of crime in Guatemala are very high. An average of 101 murders per week were reported in 2016, making the country's violent crime rate one of the highest in Latin America. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
July 12, 2019 - 8:05 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A potential agreement with Washington to turn Guatemala into a "safe third country" for asylum seekers has the Guatemalan opposition up in arms and experts scratching their heads. President Jimmy Morales is set to meet Monday in Washington with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump,...
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Yazmin Juárez, reacts as a photos of her daughter, Mariee, 1, who died after being released from detention by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is placed next to her at a House Oversight subcommittee hearing on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to discuss treatment of immigrant children at the southern border, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 10, 2019 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Guatemalan mother seeking asylum told a House panel Wednesday that she came to the United States seeking safety, but instead watched her infant daughter die slowly and painfully after the baby received shoddy medical care while they were in immigration custody. As Yazmin Juárez...
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In this June 26, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks during a Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 04, 2019 - 6:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the treatment of migrants detained after crossing the southern border (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Cory Booker has crossed back over the southern border after traveling to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to meet with migrants attempting to seek asylum in the United States...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2019, file photo, Matt Adams, center right, Legal Director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, leaves the U.S. Courthouse with others after a hearing on asylum seekers in Seattle. On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, a federal judge in Seattle has blocked a Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum seekers locked up while they pursue their cases. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 03, 2019 - 5:17 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The White House on Wednesday blasted a Seattle judge's ruling that says the Trump administration can't indefinitely lock up migrants who are seeking asylum without giving them a chance to be released on bond. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman on Tuesday blocked an administration...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2019, file photo, Matt Adams, center right, Legal Director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, leaves the U.S. Courthouse with others after a hearing on asylum seekers in Seattle. On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, a federal judge in Seattle has blocked a Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum seekers locked up while they pursue their cases. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 03, 2019 - 2:52 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum-seekers locked up while they pursue their cases, saying the Constitution demands that such migrants have a chance to be released from custody. U.S. District Judge Marsha...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2019 file photo, youngsters line up to enter a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla. Advocates for immigrant children are suing to block the Trump administration from enforcing a new policy that they say would erode legal protections for thousands of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the U.S. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
July 02, 2019 - 8:43 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Advocates for immigrant children are suing to block the Trump administration from enforcing a new policy that they say would erode legal protections for thousands of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the U.S. A federal class action filed Monday in Maryland claims a...
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Central American migrants prepare to board a bus as they voluntarily return to their countries, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Dozens of Central Americans who had been returned to the border city of Juarez to await the outcome of their U.S. asylum claims are being bused back to their countries Tuesday by Mexican authorities, a first for that size group of people in the program commonly known as “remain in Mexico.” (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
July 02, 2019 - 6:00 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dozens of Central Americans who had been returned to the border city of Juarez to await the outcome of their U.S. asylum claims were being bused back to their countries Tuesday by Mexican authorities, a first for that size group in the program commonly known as "remain in Mexico...
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President Donald Trump, joined by joined by Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, right, holds up a $4.6 billion aid package to help the federal government cope with the surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, that he signed during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 01, 2019 - 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a $4.6 billion aid package on Monday to help the federal government cope with the surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Many Democratic lawmakers were hoping for more. They wanted to provide stronger protections for how...
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A small group of migrants waiting to seek asylum sleeps at the entrance to the Puerta Mexico international bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, Mexico, Friday, June 28, 2019. Hundreds of migrants from Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Africa have been waiting, most in rented rooms or a distant shelter, for their number to be called at the bridge in downtown Matamoros, to have the opportunity to request asylum in the U.S.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
July 01, 2019 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico are increasingly facing violence and dire conditions, stranded in purgatory with no means to survive, according to an upcoming report from Human Rights Watch. The international rights group called on the Trump administration to end the...
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July 01, 2019 - 4:31 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Rwandan man convicted of hiding his involvement in the country's 1994 genocide in an attempt to win asylum in the U.S. was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in prison. Jean Leonard Teganya participated in at least seven murders and five rapes during the genocide, in which...
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