asylum

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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A group of Central American migrants, representing the thousands participating in a caravan trying to reach the U.S. border, undertake an hours-long march to the office of the United Nations' humans rights body in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.
AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell
November 09, 2018 - 11:07 am
UPDATED: 3:40 p.m. ___ WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued an order Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court. Trump invoked...
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Carmela Hernandez and her 14-year-old daughter, Keyri, held a press conference in the lobby of 2000 Market Street.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
October 10, 2018 - 6:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An undocumented mother of four who has been holed up in a North Philadelphia church since last December and seeking asylum, left sanctuary Wednesday to hold a sit-in at the office of Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey. Carmela Hernandez and her 14-year-old daughter, Keyri,...
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Calet Garcia, center, of Honduras, cries after he realizes he will be able to apply for asylum in the U.S. with his friend Daisy Avelar, second from left, of El Salvador, Thursday, July 26, 2018, near the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico.
AP Photo/Gregory Bull
July 27, 2018 - 7:32 am
By Elliot Spagat, Colleen Long and Anita Snow, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Shy children were given a meal and a plane or bus ticket to locations around the U.S. as non-profit groups tried to smooth the way for kids reunited with their parents as a deadline loomed following their separations...
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In this June 20, 2018, file photo, sisters from Guatemala seeking asylum, cross a bridge to a port of entry in to the United States from Matamoros, Mexico, in Brownsville, Texas.
AP Photo/Eric Gay, File
July 16, 2018 - 12:54 pm
By Will Weissert and Emily Schmall, Associated Press LOS FRESNOS, Texas (AP) — Patricia Aragon told the U.S. asylum officer at her recent case assessment that she was fleeing her native Honduras because she had been robbed and raped by a gang member who threatened to kill her and her 9-year-old...
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