Asylum seekers

A paramedic holds a child disembarked from an Italian Coast Guard ship in the port of Pozzallo, Southern Italy, Sunday, July 15, 2018. Another day's worth of food and beverages was sent Sunday to a pair of military ships off Sicily as Italy waited for more European nations to pledge to take a share of the hundreds of migrants on board before allowing the asylum-seekers to step off onto Italian soil. (Francesco Ruta/ANSA via AP)
July 16, 2018 - 12:47 pm
POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) — About 400 migrants aboard two border patrol ships disembarked in a Sicilian port Monday after a half-dozen European countries promised to take some of them in rather than leave Italy alone to process their asylum claims. Italy's hard-line, anti-migrant government had kept...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mother as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. he separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administration’s immigration policy. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file)
July 14, 2018 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administration's immigration policy. In reality, the government is working to harden the system on...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second right, and staff arrive at Los Pinos presidential residence for a visit with Mexico's President Enrique Nieto in Mexico City, Friday, July 13, 2018. Both Mexican and American officials are meeting throughout the day to discuss border, crime, and trade issues affecting both countries. (AP Photo/Anthony Vazquez)
July 13, 2018 - 10:42 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday urged a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to quickly reunite migrant families separated at the border. Pena Nieto said in a statement he called for "a permanent alternative that prioritizes the well-being and...
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In this May 31, 2018, photo, Vicky Chavez walks with her daughter Issabella in the First Unitarian Church, in Salt Lake City. Chavez, a Honduran woman who came to the U.S. four years ago seeking asylum from an abusive boyfriend says she'll continue taking sanctuary in a Salt Lake City Unitarian church where she's been for the past six months with her two young daughters despite being ordered to leave and exhausting her appeals. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
July 10, 2018 - 6:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A playground surrounded by a large shade tree stands right outside the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, where Vicky Chavez and her two young daughters have been taking sanctuary for the past six months. But Chavez never allows Yaretzi, 6, or Issabella, 11 months, to...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, activists march past the White House to protest the Trump administration's approach to illegal border crossings and separation of children from immigrant parents in Washington. This spring, the Trump administration began a “zero tolerance” policy to criminally prosecute anyone caught crossing the border illegally. Because children can’t be in jail with their parents, more than 2,300 families caught by Border Patrol were separated. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
July 06, 2018 - 2:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — This spring, the Trump administration began a "zero tolerance" policy to criminally prosecute anyone caught crossing the border illegally. Because children can't be in jail with their parents, more than 2,300 families caught by Border Patrol were separated. The move prompted mass...
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Diego Magalhaes, left, 10, kisses his mother Sirley Silveira, Paixao, an immigrant from Brazil seeking asylum with her son, after Diego was released from immigration detention, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 05, 2018 - 5:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Brazilian woman separated from her son in May while seeking asylum in the U.S. has been reunited with her 10-year-old son in Chicago. The woman's attorney says the reunion occurred Thursday just hours after a federal judge ordered the U.S. government to release the boy to his...
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In this June 28, 2018, photo, people line up outside the building that houses the immigration courts in Los Angeles. In recent weeks, immigration judges have been thrust into the center of the heated political controversy over how the Trump administration is handling the cases of mostly Central American immigrants caught on southwest border. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
July 05, 2018 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by a public outcry, the Trump administration said Thursday it will meet court-ordered deadlines for reuniting families separated at the border, even as the politics of immigration remained at a boil. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters that his...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2018, file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol truck enters the Port Isabel Detention Center, which holds detainees of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in Los Fresnos, Texas. Parents who have been separated from their children at the border are in fragile state of mind as they go into high-stakes initial screening interview for asylum. A network of volunteer lawyers has counseled about 210 separated parents at Port Isabel Detention Facility, including about 150 who have already done initial interviews. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
July 04, 2018 - 1:00 pm
LOS FRESNOS, Texas (AP) — Gabriel Canas, a bus driver from El Salvador who fled his homeland after members of MS-13 stormed his bus, did an initial screening interview for asylum under the worst circumstances. He hadn't spoken to his 9-year-old daughter since the Border Patrol separated them two...
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July 02, 2018 - 7:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has determined the U.S. government is violating its own rules regarding the treatment of people seeking asylum. Judge James Boasberg issued a preliminary injunction Monday ordering the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to stop what opponents called the...
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Immigrant families seeking asylum wait in line at the central bus station after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Friday, June 29, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 30, 2018 - 12:14 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration says a ruling this week by a federal judge in San Diego requiring the government to reunify families separated at the border means authorities can legally keep families detained until their cases are complete. The interpretation means immigrant families could...
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