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Trump gets US Supreme Court nod to deny asylum to many Central Americans

09 September, 2019 7:23 am 7:23 am

Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed President Donald Trump’s administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the US-Mexico border, a key element of his hardline immigration policies. The court said the rule, which requires most immigrants who want asylum to first seek safe haven … Read More

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Trump is confident Mexico will enforce new immigration deal

06 June, 2019 9:01 am 9:01 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump predicted Mexico would strongly enforce a new deal under which it agreed to expand a controversial asylum programme and boost security on its southern border to stem Central American migrants trying to reach the United States. The deal, announced on Friday after three days of negotiations in Washington, … Read More

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US limits protections for some migrant children

06 June, 2019 8:26 am 8:26 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US immigration authorities said the government would limit which migrant children who enter the country alone qualify for special protections in the United States, the latest move by the Trump administration to tighten immigration restrictions. President Donald Trump has become increasingly aggressive in his fight to stem the surge of migrants crossing … Read More

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Trump weighs sending ‘unlimited supply’ of immigrants to sanctu...

04 April, 2019 10:36 am 10:36 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said he was considering sending illegal immigrants in the country to so-called sanctuary cities, prompting US mayors to accept such an offer as the battle over border security raged. Frustrated by rising numbers of undocumented immigrants arriving at the southern border and a failure to get Congress to fully … Read More

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US says it could take two years to identify families separated at border

04 April, 2019 8:46 am 8:46 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It could take the US government up to two years to identify potentially thousands of additional cu.shildren separated from their parents by the authorities at the southern border, the government said in a court filing. The filing outlined for the first time the Trump administration’s plan for identifying which family members might … Read More

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Trump touts rising US border ‘wall,’ proposes economic penalty ...

04 April, 2019 8:29 am 8:29 am

CALEXICO, Calif. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump promised approximately 450 miles (725 km) of new “wall” along the southern US border, after threatening to slap Mexico with an unspecified economic penalty to crack down on what he describes as a crisis of undocumented immigration and drug trafficking. Referring to a “colossal surge” of immigrants, Trump … Read More

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Trump threatens closure of US-Mexico border next week to stem asylum surge

03 March, 2019 8:13 am 8:13 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump threatened to close the US border with Mexico next week, potentially disrupting millions of legal border crossings and billions of dollars in trade, if Mexico does not stop immigrants from reaching the United States. “There’s a very good likelihood that I’ll be closing the border next week, and that … Read More

Trump turns to Supreme Court to wind down ‘Dreamer’ immigration...

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration asked the US Supreme Court  to allow it to end a program introduced by former President Barack Obama that protects thousands of young immigrants who live in the United States without legal status. The day before congressional elections in which Trump’s harsh anti-immigration rhetoric has taken center stage, … Read More

PM seeks parliamentarians’ advice on granting citizenships to immigrants

09 September, 2018 2:25 pm 2:25 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday sought recommendations from parliamentarians over the government’s proposal to grant citizenship to all Afghan and Bengali children born in the country. Imran Khan has said that Pakistan is working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for voluntary repatriation of Afghan Refugees to … Read More

Peru to tighten entry requirements for Venezuelans as migration surges

08 August, 2018 10:08 am 10:08 am

LIMA (Reuters) – The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra is going to start barring Venezuelan migrants from entering the country unless they have passports, two government sources said , following a similar decision in neighbouring Ecuador. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the measure aims to curb a surge in immigration … Read More

US military may house immigrant children as Trump policy beset by confusion

06 June, 2018 10:18 am 10:18 am

WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) – The US military has been asked to get ready to house up to 20,000 immigrant children, officials said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back a widely condemned policy of separating children from their parents were beset by confusion. While no decision has been made, the Department of … Read More