Migrants

US judge blocks Trump's new sweeping asylum rule

The ruling by a California court halts the policy across the border in a setback to Trump's anti-immigration policy.

US judge blocks Trump's new sweeping asylum rule

US-Mexico border

US: Trump's new asylum border rule clears initial legal hurdle

US judge says Trump administration can enforce new asylum restrictions while lawsuits play out in court.

US: Trump's new asylum border rule clears initial legal hurdle

Migrants

Rights groups vow to sue over Trump plan to speed up deportations

Trump administration announces plan to expand authority of immigration officers to deport of undocumented migrants.

Rights groups vow to sue over Trump plan to speed up deportations

Opinion

Will migrant children in the US watch Toy Story?

Dehumanising children is the new normal in Trump's America.

Hamid Dabashi

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Asylum Seekers

US expands 'Remain in Mexico' to dangerous part of border

US says it'll implement its Migrant Protection Protocols in Brownsville, Texas, across the border from Matamoros, Mexico

US expands 'Remain in Mexico' to dangerous part of border

US-Mexico border

Mexico not ready for safe-third-country agreement with US: envoy

Mexico's ambassador to US also says its northern neighbour must speed up its processing of asylum claims.

Mexico not ready for safe-third-country agreement with US: envoy

Asylum Seekers

Rights groups vow to challenge Trump's new asylum rule

Rights groups call rule preventing most Central Americans from claiming asylum an attempt to 'dismantle asylum system'.

Rights groups vow to challenge Trump's new asylum rule

Asylum Seekers

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

Legal challenges expected as US law allows refugees to request asylum when they arrive regardless of how they did so.

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

United States

Pence tour of migrant centre shows men crowded in cages

US vice president deplores immigration crisis that is 'overwhelming our system' following visit to overcrowded camp.

Mike Pence tour of migrant centre shows men crowded in cages

Immigration

US 'roundup' of undocumented migrants may begin on Sunday

Immigrants say their communities have been 'in constant fear' over expected sweep targeting families in major US cities.

US 'roundup' of undocumented migrants may begin on Sunday

Latin America

Migrants risk their lives by crossing dangerous river to reach US

Illegal crossings at the Rio Grande have increased in recent months, and so have drownings.

United States

US judge blocks Trump plan to keep asylum seekers locked up

US judge says asylum seekers are entitled to bond hearings under the constitution.

US judge blocks Trump plan to keep asylum seekers locked up

AJ Impact

Mexican manufacturers demand background checks for migrant labour

Some Mexican firms fear they may lose US certification if they hire gang members who enter Mexico as migrants.

Mexican manufacturers demand background checks for migrant labour

US-Mexico border

US activist to be retried in aiding migrants case

Prosecutors drop conspiracy charge, but plan to retry the No More Deaths activist on two counts of harbouring migrants.

US activist Scott Warren to be retried in aiding migrants case

Human Rights

US 'misuses law to harass' migrant rights advocates: Amnesty

Amnesty International accuses US government of conducting 'discriminatory campaign' against migrant rights defenders.

US 'misuses law to harass' migrant rights advocates: Amnesty