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

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

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

US-Mexico border

US Border Patrol agents mocked migrant deaths on Facebook: report

Officials open probe into secret Facebook group filled with racist and sexist memes, ProPublica reports.

US Border Patrol agents mocked migrant deaths on Facebook: report

US-Mexico border

US agents feared riots over conditions at migrant centre: Report

Migrants were kept in overcrowded cells or outdoors with limited access to showers, NBC reports, citing DHS documents.

US agents feared riots over conditions at migrant centre: Report

US & Canada

Central African refugees welcomed in Maine

More than 220 asylum seekers are being hosted in the city of Portland, Maine, where locals hope the new faces will help create a better future for everyone.

Child rights

Lawyers: Migrant children held in bad conditions at Texas border

According to lawyers, children are fed uncooked frozen food, go weeks without bathing at El Paso detention facility.

Lawyers: Migrant children held in bad conditions at Texas border

Asylum Seekers

Guatemalan officials, analysts slam US 'safe third country' plan

Analysts say Guatemala lacks conditions for safety of its own population, let alone asylum seekers from other countries.

Guatemalan officials, analysts slam US 'safe third country' plan

Refugees

UN: More than 70 million people displaced worldwide

Number of people fleeing conflict, persecution rises for seventh year in a row to record high, UN refugee agency says.

UN: More than 70 million people displaced worldwide

Immigration

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

Critics of the plan argue it is cruel to cut off aid to governments grappling with hunger and violence.

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

Asylum Seekers

Mexico-US migration deal: Mexico says no unlimited asylum

Mexican FM says his country has not accepted that the US can send an unlimited number of asylum seekers back to Mexico.

Mexico-US migration deal: Mexico says no unlimited asylum