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FILE - In this Tuesday Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, Denmark's Minister of Integration from the Liberal Party Inger Stoejberg sits in Parliament, in Copenhagen. Denmark’s ruling party says it will back a vote in parliament on whether Inger Stoejberg, former immigration minister in the previous government, can be tried before the rarely used Court of Impeachment for a 2016 order to separate asylum-seeking couples when one of the pair was a minor. (Peter Hove Olesen/Polfoto via AP, File)

Denmark to hold impeachment trial vote on ex-minister

Jan. 14, 2021 7:02 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's ruling party said it would back a vote in parliament Thursday on whether a former immigration minister in the previous government can be tried before the rarely used Court of Impeachment for a 2016 order to separate asylum-seeking couples when one of the pair was a...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

US judge blocks Trump administration’s sweeping asylum rules

Jan. 8, 2021 9:00 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday blocked the Trump administration’s most sweeping set of asylum restrictions less than two weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. The rules had been set to take effect Monday. The court order has limited immediate impact because the government has...

Lawyers for Danish Parliament say ex-minister can be tried

Jan. 6, 2021 9:02 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two lawyers appointed by Denmark’s Parliament said Wednesday that a former immigration minister in the previous government can be tried before a rarely used court for a 2016 order to separate asylum-seeking couples when one of the pair was a minor. Denmark's...

Honduran migrant gives birth on Mexico-US border bridge

Jan. 3, 2021 4:46 PM EST

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities said Sunday that a Honduran woman gave birth on the Mexican side of the border bridge linking Matamoros to Brownsville, Texas. The woman was apparently trying to reach the U.S. side, but felt unsteady when she got there and was helped by pedestrians on...

President-elect Joe Biden pauses as he leaves to listen to a reporter's shouted question at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden: Reversing Trump border policies will take months

Dec. 22, 2020 7:05 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden says it will take months to roll back some of President Donald Trump’s actions on immigration, tempering expectations he generated during his campaign and one that may rile advocates pushing for speedy action on the issue. His Tuesday comments echo...

US reaches pact to send asylum-seekers to El Salvador

Dec. 15, 2020 7:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it signed an agreement with El Salvador's government to send asylum-seekers who reach U.S. borders to the Central American nation with an opportunity to seek protection there instead. The agreement is modeled on arrangements that the U.S. has...

Sidewalk School founder Felicia Rangel-Samponaro, right, works with teacher Gabriela Fajardo, a 26-year-old Honduran seeking asylum in the United States, left, and assistant Victor Cavazos on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Matamoros, Mexico. Like countless schools, the Sidewalk School went to virtual learning amid the coronavirus pandemic, but instead of being hampered by the change, it has blossomed. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Pop-up school for US asylum seekers thrives despite pandemic

Dec. 1, 2020 1:49 PM EST

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — It started out simply: A pop-up school on a sidewalk to teach reading, writing, math and art to Central American children living in a camp of asylum seekers stuck at America's doorstep. Like countless schools, the sidewalk school, as it became known, had to go to virtual learning...