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'At capacity': Asylum seekers face standoff at border between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso

'At capacity': Asylum seekers face standoff at border between Ciudad Juarez and El PasoIn the past month, Customs and Border Protection agents have been stopping migrants at the beginning of the bridge in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, rather than at the alternate end in El Paso, Texas. This change has sparked a new debate.



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Are asylum seeking families being separated when they cross the border legally?

Are asylum seeking families being separated when they cross the border legally?Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen said yesterday that DHS is not separating families seeking asylum who enter the country at ports of entry.



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Germany fires head of scandal-hit asylum agency

Germany fires head of scandal-hit asylum agencyGermany’s interior minister has dismissed the head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), which is mired in a scandal over irregularities in making asylum decisions, a spokesman said on Friday. The decision by Horst Seehofer, leader of the Bavaria-based Christian Social Union (CSU), comes at the height of dispute over immigration that threatens to splinter Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc. Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and CSU sister party are at odds over how to tackle the issue of migrants, which is also causing strain among members of the European Union.



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Sessions adding judges, prosecutors to border for caravan asylum claims

Sessions adding judges, prosecutors to border for caravan asylum claimsAttorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that the Justice Department is sending more judges and prosecutors to the border to quickly process asylum cases relating to the Central American migrant caravan.



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Tensions simmer in Mexico as asylum seekers wait at border

Tensions simmer in Mexico as asylum seekers wait at borderTIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Tension between the Mexican government and Central American asylum seekers simmered Wednesday as men, women and children camped in a large plaza for a fourth straight day waiting for U.S. inspectors to process their claims.



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Few Migrants From Caravan Allowed To Enter U.S., Apply For Asylum

Few Migrants From Caravan Allowed To Enter U.S., Apply For AsylumAfter being denied entry to the U.S. for more than 24 hours, eight migrants



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Migrant caravan reaches U.S. border to seek asylum

Migrant caravan reaches U.S. border to seek asylumThe group of around 400 people have been traveling from Central America, hoping to seek asylum in the United States. At their final stop before the border, the group attended legal clinics to prepare.



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People Running From Trump Are Getting Asylum In Canada

People Running From Trump Are Getting Asylum In CanadaThe country has been portrayed as a safe haven for asylum seekers, but not all Canadians are happy.



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Leading immigration lawyer condemns Sessions' attack on asylum system

Leading immigration lawyer condemns Sessions' attack on asylum systemJeff Sessions described ‘rampant abuse and fraud’ in the country’s asylum system. Attorney general Jeff Sessions’ latest attack on the US immigration system is “an attack on core principles of who we are as a nation”, according to the head of the country’s largest body of immigration lawyers.



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Amnesty condemns 'forced' returns of Afghan asylum seekers

Amnesty condemns 'forced' returns of Afghan asylum seekersA surge of failed Afghan asylum seekers “forcibly” returned from Europe are at risk of torture, kidnapping and death in war-torn Afghanistan, Amnesty International said Thursday. Almost 9,500 Afghans went back to their homeland in 2016 after their applications for asylum in Europe were rejected, compared with nearly 3,300 a year earlier, the human rights group said. The figure covers asylum seekers who were detained and then deported from European countries, and those who “ostensibly voluntarily” returned with financial assistance, Amnesty said.



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