asylum

Doctors Held by ICE
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CNN
November 01, 2019 - 10:47 am
Held behind bars as they pleaded for asylum, these two men say they watched people around them receiving poor medical care, but — despite their years of training — felt powerless to help.
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In this Thursday, April 18, 2019, file photo, a sign for the Department of Justice hangs in the press briefing room at the Justice Department, in Washington.
Patrick Semansky/AP Photo, File
AP News
October 21, 2019 - 10:28 am
The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said.
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Supreme Court of the United States
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AP News
September 12, 2019 - 9:57 am
The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States.
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Hong Kong
Carolyn Kaster/AP
August 19, 2019 - 8:00 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China lashed out at Taiwan on Monday over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement, a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully in the latest massive demonstration in the Chinese territory. The government of...
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Julian Assange
Victoria Jones/PA via AP
April 11, 2019 - 6:27 am
UPDATED: 5 p.m. ___ LONDON (AP) — British police on Thursday hauled a bearded and shouting Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy where he was holed up for nearly seven years, and the U.S. charged the WikiLeaks founder with conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to get...
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Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was released from the airport and is now under the protection of the UNHCR and Thai authorities.
Immigration Bureau/Royal Thai PD via CNN
January 09, 2019 - 10:19 pm
By Helen Regan and Bianca Britton, CNN (CNN) -- The 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand to escape her family has been declared by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to be a legitimate refugee, Australian officials said Thursday. Australia is conducting health, security and other background...
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In this Oct. 5, 2018 photo the U. S. Supreme Court building stands quietly before dawn in Washington.
AP Photo/J. David Ake
December 21, 2018 - 4:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court won't let the Trump administration begin enforcing a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Chief Justice John Roberts joined his four more liberal colleagues Friday in ruling against the administration in the very case...
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A Honduran migrant converses with U.S border agents on the other side of razor wire after they fired tear gas at migrants pressuring to cross into the U.S. from Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
November 27, 2018 - 7:55 am
By Christopher Sherman, Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Many among the more than 5,000 Central American migrants in Tijuana were urgently exploring their options amid a growing feeling that they had little hope of making successful asylum bids in the United States or of crossing the border...
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A migrant girl with a U.S. flag sits on the shoulders of a man marching with other migrants to the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, as they try to reach the U.S.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
November 26, 2018 - 9:22 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A chaotic border clash with choking tear gas fired by U.S. agents left Central American migrants sullen and dejected, with some opting Monday to leave and others worrying the incident may have spoiled their chances at asylum. Mexican security forces stepped up their presence...
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Central American migrants sweep outside the shelter where they are staying in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
AP Photo/Marco Ugarte
November 20, 2018 - 8:27 am
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 that said anyone who crossed the southern border between official...
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