Refugee accuses Chinese regime of secretly detaining her in Dubai

Middle East 08/17/21, 02:48

A woman fleeing persecution claims Beijing held her at a secret detention center in the United Arab Emirates. Wu Huan claims the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) detained her on May 27 for eight days in Dubai. The 26-year-old asylum seeker accused CCP agents of abducting her from a Dubai hotel after she ...

60,000 migrants have been sent back with the ‘Remain in Mexico’ program

U.S. 11/26/19, 16:59

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli praised the Trump administration's Remain in Mexico program, which has sent back tens of thousands of migrants attempting to cross the southern border. Cuccinelli—who was recently appointed to the —was on "Fox & Friends" Sunday talking about the White House's efforts ...

US signs a deal to make El Salvador a haven for migrants seeking asylum

U.S. 09/21/19, 06:24

The United States and El Salvador on Friday, Sept. 20, signed an agreement to help make the Central American country a haven for migrants seeking asylum. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan and El Salvador Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill Tinoco, signed the “cooperative asylum agreement” in a live-streamed press conference. ...

White House praises judge’s decision to allow asylum restrictions to continue

U.S. 07/25/19, 07:43

The White House on Wednesday, July 24, hailed a federal judge who ruled the Trump administration can enforce its new restrictions on asylum for people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement, "Today’s ruling in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia is ...

Trump administration to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants

U.S. 07/15/19, 11:10

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new rule Monday, moving to end asylum protections for most Central American illegal migrants. According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum-seekers who cross through another country before arriving to the United States will be ...

Nuevo Laredo says it will receive migrants returned from US

Texas 06/24/19, 18:44

The border city of Nuevo Laredo is to begin receiving migrants returned from the United States as early as this week to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims wind their way through U.S. courts, Mexican officials said Monday. Mexico and Washington agreed to expand the program often referred to as ...

Far from border, US cities feel effect of migrant releases

U.S. 05/23/19, 22:21

A surge of asylum-seeking families has been straining cities along the southern U.S. border for months, but now the issue is flowing into cities far from Mexico, where immigrants are being housed in an airplane hangar and rodeo fairgrounds and local authorities are struggling to keep up with the influx. U.S. ...

Pregnant Mexican national seeks sanctuary in Chicago church

U.S. 05/22/19, 19:33

A Mexican woman has been given sanctuary at a Chicago Church after she received deportation orders to leave the United States by May 23. Adilene Marquina is 34 and her pregnancy is high-risk. Therefore, she is afraid to travel back to Mexico and so is fending off deportation by seeking protection ...

13,000 people are waiting at Mexican border to claim asylum

U.S. 05/10/19, 11:21

Thousands of foreign nationals are waiting south of the U.S.-Mexico border to claim asylum. The backlog is a direct result of the Trump administration’s efforts to clamp down on burgeoning asylum claims. Approximately 13,000 people are on waiting lists to claim asylum in the U.S., an Associated Press investigation found. The AP determined the ...

US asylum limits spawn mishmash wait systems in Mexico

U.S. 05/09/19, 11:45

For thousands of asylum seekers, there are many ways to wait — and wait, and wait — at the threshold of the United States. Parents and children sleep in tents next to bridges leading to Texas for weeks on end, desperately hoping their names and numbers are called so they can ...

US will train dozens of border agents to screen for asylum

U.S. 05/08/19, 18:21

Immigration officials will train dozens of U.S. border patrol agents to start screening immigrants arriving on the southwest border for asylum amid a surge in the number of families seeking the protection, a government official said Wednesday. L. Francis Cissna, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said his agency will ...

White House to propose tougher asylum laws, stop abuse of system

U.S. 04/30/19, 14:25

President Donald Trump has signed a presidential memorandum that will direct his administration to propose ways to expedite the process for those seeking asylum. It will also expedite the removal of illegal migrants who are not eligible and do not qualify for asylum. The White House issued a statement listing root ...

President Trump wants to charge asylum-seekers to apply

Politics 04/29/19, 20:34

President Donald Trump is proposing charging asylum-seekers a fee to process their applications as he continues to try to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants trying to cross into the U.S. In a presidential memorandum signed Monday, Trump directed his attorney general and acting homeland security secretary to ...

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