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Texas frontier courts open up for migrants south of the border

The tent courts are located in Laredo and Brownsville, Texas. Officials say they will help clear a backlog of asylum seekers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) estimate that some 42,000 migrants had been sent to wait in Mexico through...

Child migrants to be held in detention longer under new Trump administration rule

The rules, which are certain to draw a legal challenge, would replace a 1997 legal agreement that limits the amount of time U.S. immigration authorities can detain migrant children. That agreement is generally interpreted as meaning families must be...

Two migrants who jumped overboard in Lampedusa taken to hospital

The two men were taken to hospital after they jumped off charity rescue ship Open Arms, anchored in front of the port of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa. In the morning more than 10 migrants tried to swim ashore and...

“They throw us in the streets” – migrants face hardened policies on both sides of U.S.-Mexico border

U.S. President Donald Trump has made slashing illegal migration numbers a hallmark of his presidency and 2020 re-election bid. Mexico struck a deal on June 7 with the United States to avert threatened tariffs by making progress in reducing the...

No takers yet at San Francisco church offering sanctuary for migrants

"The fear of the raids is almost as powerful and almost as disruptive to people's lives as the raids themselves," Rebecca Gordon told NBC News at San Francisco's St. John's Evangelical Episcopal Church. A nationwide wave of arrests of immigrants...

Sea-Watch migrants disembark in Lampedusa, captain arrested

After two weeks stranded at sea, and two days waiting for an authorization in sight of the shores of Lampedusa, the Sea Watch captain Carola Rackete, who has been hailed as symbol of defiance for challenging the authority of...

Families separated after migrants returned to Mexico without loved ones

Under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump, Mexico agreed on June 7 to expand the program, known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, or 'Remain in Mexico', which forces mostly Central American asylum seekers arriving at the U.S. southern border...

Trump says he will have to call up more military at U.S.-Mexico border

"I'm going to have to call up more military," Trump said. The president said some of the people crossing the border were ending up dead from the journey on Americans' ranches. The president interrupted his discussion with Republican donors to bring...

U.S. to send migrants back to Mexico to wait out asylum requests

Immigrant advocates and human rights experts quickly denounced the policy change as illegal and violating the rights of refugees. Mexico's government said that it would accept some of those migrants for humanitarian reasons, in what many will see as an...

Mexico-US border crossing shut down after migrant protest halted in Tijuana

Traffic in both directions was suspended at the San Ysidro port of entry between San Diego and Tijuana, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said on Twitter. U.S. President Donald Trump has raised alarms about a caravan of Central...
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