Tag Archives: asylum seeker


Australia says last asylum-seeker children will soon leave Nauru

02 February, 2019 8:34 am 8:34 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australian government announced on Sunday that there will soon be no children held in its immigration detention camps on the Pacific island of Nauru. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement that the final four asylum-seeker children in the Australian-run camps on Nauru had all had their claims to be … Read More


US set to send first group of asylum seekers back to Mexico

01 January, 2019 8:06 am 8:06 am

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The United States was expected to send a first group of 20 Central American asylum seekers back to Mexico through the border city of Tijuana as part of President Donald Trump’s hardening of longstanding US immigration policy. Under a policy dubbed the Migrant Protection Protocols, announced on Dec. 20, the United … Read More

Roberts, liberal justices snub Trump bid to enforce asylum policy

12 December, 2018 8:21 am 8:21 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court dealt a setback to President Donald Trump by refusing to allow his administration to implement new rules prohibiting asylum for people who cross the US border illegally, with conservative Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four liberal justices in denying the request. The justices on a 5-4 vote rebuffed … Read More

Trump says asylum seekers to wait in Mexico, incoming government denies

11 November, 2018 8:51 am 8:51 am

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump tweeted that migrants at the US-Mexico border would stay in Mexico until their asylum claims were individually approved in US courts, but Mexico’s incoming government denied they had struck any deal. Mexico’s incoming interior minister said there was “no agreement of any type between the future government … Read More

Trump limits asylum from Mexico border, caravans head north

11 November, 2018 8:31 am 8:31 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump effectively suspended the granting of asylum to migrants who cross the US-Mexico border illegally, seeking fresh ways to block thousands of Central Americans travelling in caravans from entering the United States. The order, which goes into effect  means that migrants will have to present themselves at US ports of … Read More

First wave of Central American migrants arrive in Mexico City

11 November, 2018 9:43 am 9:43 am

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The first Central American migrants from a caravan travelling through Mexico towards the United States in hopes of seeking asylum arrived in Mexico City , taking up temporary shelter at a sports stadium. More than 1,000 Central Americans, many fleeing gang violence and financial hardship in their home countries, bedded down … Read More

US to ‘get moving’ on asylum cases of separated migrant familie...

09 September, 2018 9:35 am 9:35 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A US government attorney told a federal judge that the Trump administration would quickly begin to implement an agreement to reconsider asylum for hundreds of families who were separated at the US border with Mexico. The government agreed this week to settle three lawsuits being overseen by Judge Dana Sabraw, a move … Read More