Migrants

US-Mexico border apprehensions fall in September but remain high

Trump administration official says 'staggering' number of migrants have been arriving to the US-Mexico border.

US-Mexico border apprehensions fall in September but remain high

Child rights

US judge blocks Trump rules for detained migrant children

Trump administration had unveiled new rules that would allow officials to detain migrant families indefinitely.

US judge blocks Trump rules for detained migrant children

US-Mexico border

US House votes again to end Trump's border emergency declaration

Measure now goes to the White House where President Donald Trump is expected to veto it.

US House votes again to end Trump's border emergency declaration

Immigration

US Senate votes again to end Trump's border emergency declaration

Likely veto ahead as Senate votes for a second time to terminate the national emergency.

US Senate votes again to end Trump's border emergency declaration

Opinion

Trump's asylum ban will worsen a crisis the US helped create

The Trump administration's near-total ban on asylum seekers at the southern border is illegal and immoral.

Lauren Carasik

by Lauren Carasik

Lauren Carasik

US-Mexico border

Mexico slams US Supreme Court order on asylum restrictions

Mexican Foreign Minister Ebrard calls US court's decision to allow for enforcement of new asylum rule 'astonishing'.

Mexico slams US Supreme Court order on asylum restrictions

Asylum Seekers

US Supreme Court backs Trump on asylum crackdown

The court allows broad enforcement of a new rule barring nearly all Central Americans from seeking asylum in the US.

US Supreme Court backs Trump on asylum crackdown

US-Mexico border

Mexico 'won't accept US request' for safe third country agreement

Mexican Foreign Minister Ebrard reiterates his country will not become a safe third country for US-bound asylum seekers.

Mexico 'won't accept US request' for safe third country agreement

US & Canada

US-Mexico border: Number of migrant arrests in United States down

The number is down from 140,000 in May to 51,000 in August, according to US Customs and Border Protection preliminary figures.

Asylum Seekers

US judge restores nationwide block on Trump's asylum ban

The ruling blocks the Trump administration's rule barring nearly all Central Americans from seeking asylum in the US.

US judge restores nationwide block on Trump's asylum ban

AJ Impact

Mexico cautiously boosts spending in its 2020 budget

Government allocated more funds for social welfare programmes, security and national oil firm Pemex.

Mexico cautiously boosts spending in its 2020 budget

Mental health

Surviving migrant shelters, US detention with a mental illness

Healthcare workers say many asylum seekers suffer from mental illnesses but most go untreated due to limited resources.

Surviving migrant shelters, US detention with a mental illness

United States

Migrant children separated from family show signs of PTSD: report

US watchdog says migrant children separated from their families suffered serious mental health issues, AP reports.

Migrant children separated from family show signs of PTSD: report

US-Mexico border

Pentagon OKs military construction funds to build Trump's wall

Pentagon will take $3.6bn in funds from 127 US military construction projects to help build Trump's border wall.

Pentagon OKs military construction funds to build Trump's wall

Latin America

Mexico fails to provide promised jobs to migrants

The Mexican government has promised shelter, healthcare and work opportunities for migrants while they are in the country.