Asylum Seekers

Rights groups slam US plan to collect DNA from migrants

Rights groups call proposed Trump administration rule intrusive, xenophobic and a violation of immigrants' privacy.

Rights groups slam US plan to collect DNA from migrants

Opinion

Donald Trump found a different way to build his wall

The Trump administration is using a wide range of cruel policies to stop people in need from seeking safety in the US.

Tamaryn Nelson

by Tamaryn Nelson

Tamaryn Nelson

Asylum Seekers

Rights groups slam Mexico detention of documented asylum seekers

Asylum seekers carrying official papers granting them the right to transit in southern Mexico detained in mass crackdown

Rights groups slam Mexico detention of documented asylum seekers

Asylum Seekers

Asylum seekers cling to hope, safety in camp at US-Mexico border

About 1,000 migrants live in Mexico border camp, waiting for US immigration hearings as part of Remain in Mexico policy.

Asylum seekers cling to hope, safety in camp at US-Mexico border

Asylum Seekers

Mexican National Guard blocks US-bound migrant caravan

A year after a mass caravan departed Honduras, a new group tries to head to US from southern Mexico, but is stopped.

Mexican National Guard blocks US-bound migrant caravan

Asylum Seekers

Asylum seekers occupy US-Mexico border bridge, crossing closed

Many of those on the bridge are awaiting court dates for hearings scheduled for weeks or months later in the US.

Asylum seekers occupy US-Mexico border bridge, crossing closed

Greece

Greek plan to deport 10,000 migrants, move thousands to mainland

Government announces series of measures aimed at reducing overcrowding at camps on islands.

Greek plan to deport 10,000 migrants, move thousands to mainland

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

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