Latest Asylum seekers News

Court ruling extends uneven treatment for asylum-seekers

May. 23, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — As the sun set over the Rio Grande, about 120 Cubans, Colombians and Venezuelans who waded through waist-deep water stepped into Border Patrol vehicles, soon to be released in the United States to pursue their immigration cases. Across the border in the...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 23, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. May 22, 2022. Editorial: Abbott and ERCOT should face facts: The grid isn’t fixed It’s been almost a year since Gov. Greg Abbott proclaimed that he and state lawmakers did “everything that needed to be done” to prevent electricity...

Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue on border

May. 20, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early next week. The ruling was just the latest instance of a court derailing...

Britain, Rwanda defend asylum-seekers plan at UN agencies

May. 19, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Britain and Rwanda on Thursday faced down two United Nations agencies that have sharply criticized their controversial plan in which Britain expects to send some asylum-seekers from the U.K. to the African country. In an interview with The Associated Press before...

Mayorkas tours border to prepare for asylum limits to end

May. 18, 2022 06:12 AM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday that authorities were prepared for an anticipated increase in migrants crossing the border from Mexico, days before a public health order is set to end after being used to turn people away nearly 2 million times...

Pandemic-era asylum limits in hands of federal judge

May. 13, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana (AP) — An attorney arguing for 24 states urged a federal judge Friday to block Biden administration plans to lift pandemic-related restrictions on migrants requesting asylum, saying the decision was made without sufficient consideration on the effects the move could have on...

Dutch authorities arrest Rwandan man on genocide suspicions

May. 13, 2022 05:12 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors said Friday that a Rwandan man has been arrested based on an extradition request from Rwanda on suspicion that he was involved in the African country’s 1994 genocide. The 65-year-old man, who was not identified, has been living in...

US quietly expands asylum limits while preparing to end them

May. 04, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration has begun expelling Cubans and Nicaraguans to Mexico under pandemic-related powers to deny migrants a chance to seek asylum, expanding use of the rule even as it publicly says it has been trying to unwind it, officials said Wednesday. The...

Mexico relocates migrant camp; Haitians appear at border

May. 03, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said Tuesday they have relocated a migrant camp that sprung up in a park in the border city of Reynosa, moving about 2,000 people from Central American and Haiti to a shelter in the city, across the border from McAllen, Texas. The camp of...

EU's border chief resigns after reports of migrant pushbacks

Apr. 29, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of the European Union's border agency resigned immediately Friday, the bloc's executive said. The move followed media allegations that his agency was involved in illegal pushbacks of migrants who were trying to reach Europe. Pushbacks — forcing would-be...