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

Bahamas

Trump says some Bahamas typhoon evacuees not welcome in US

As emergency workers grapple with mounting death toll, US president says 'very bad people' should be barred entry.

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

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

Immigration

Trump administration moves to end limits on child detention

Immigrant advocates decry move, saying prolonged detention would traumatise immigrant children.

Trump administration moves to end limits on child detention

United Kingdom

UK urged to provide more support to trafficking survivors

The call comes a month after the government recognised that its policy left victims vulnerable.

UK urged to provide more support to trafficking survivors

Asylum Seekers

US, Guatemala sign controversial migration deal, details unclear

Guatemala's Constitutional Court has blocked its government from entering into a deal without approval of congress.

US, Guatemala sign controversial migration deal, details unclear

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

Guatemala

Trump threatens Guatemala after court blocks asylum deal

Trump says he's considering 'ban', tariffs and remittance fees after Guatemala dropped plans for safe third country deal

Trump threatens Guatemala after court blocks asylum deal

Latin America

Mexico says US noted 'significant advances' in curbing migration

Mike Pompeo meets Mexican counterpart before July 22 deadline on deal that removed tariff threats on Mexico's exports.

Mexico says US noted 'significant advances' in curbing migration

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