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

10 October, 2019 4:35 pm 4:35 pm

MATAMOROS, Mexico (Reuters) – Even after he was kidnapped and robbed outside the makeshift migrant camp where he had slept for two weeks, Luis Osorto decided his only chance for eventual asylum in the United States was to stay put along the border just inside Mexico. But the 37-year-old Honduran made a pact with himself: … Read More


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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Pentagon eyes longer-term support on US-Mexico border

05 May, 2019 8:41 am 8:41 am

MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) – Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan made his second trip to the US-Mexico border as the Pentagon looks to develop a longer-term plan to support President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Shanahan travelled to McAllen, Texas, to meet with officials and visit a migrant processing facility and Border Patrol station, two days … 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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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

Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

02 February, 2019 9:34 am 9:34 am

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) – Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at … Read More

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House passes US-Mexico border security bill, sends to Trump

02 February, 2019 9:32 am 9:32 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to declare a national emergency in an attempt to fund his US-Mexico border wall without congressional approval, a step likely to plunge him into a battle with Congress over constitutional powers. Conceding defeat in his earlier demand that Congress provide him with $5.7 billion in wall … Read More

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US Government shutdown breaks record, with no end in sight

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A partial US government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the US-Mexico border entered its 22nd day , making it the longest shuttering of federal agencies in US history, with no end in sight. Trump, holed up in the White House with Congress adjourned … 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