Latest Asylum seekers News

Children stopped at border likely hit record-high in July

Aug. 02, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of children traveling alone who were picked up at the Mexican border by U.S. immigration authorities likely hit an all-time high in July, and the number of people who came in families likely reached its second-highest total on record, a U.S. official said Monday,...

Poland grants visa to Belarus Olympian who fears for safety

Aug. 02, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Poland granted a visa Monday to a Belarusian Olympic sprinter who said she feared for her safety and that her team’s officials tried to force her to fly home, where the autocratic government was accused of diverting a flight to arrest a dissident journalist. ...

Japan: Belarus runner involved in airport standoff is safe

Aug. 02, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said a Belarus track sprinter was safe Monday after she alleged her Olympic team tried to remove her from Japan in a dispute that led to a standoff at Tokyo’s main airport. An activist group supporting Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she...

Advocates end work with US to pick asylum-seekers in Mexico

Jul. 30, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two organizations tapped by the Biden administration to recommend which migrants should be allowed into the United States to seek humanitarian protection said Friday that they are halting their work with the government and demanding an end to the Trump-era ban on asylum...

Lawyers say China using Interpol to seek dissident's return

Jul. 30, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys are asking the Biden administration to release from immigration custody a Chinese democracy advocate who could be deported to his homeland to face what they say are false charges — despite the lack of an extradition treaty between the United States and China. ...

UN says closing Darfur peacekeeping operation has hiccups

Jul. 27, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. logistics chief said Tuesday that closing down the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping operation in Sudan’s western Darfur region is proceeding on schedule, though with some hiccups. Undersecretary-General for Field Support Atul Khare...

CDC exempts unaccompanied migrant children from deportation

Jul. 16, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Unaccompanied migrant children will be exempt from a ban on migrants seeking asylum at the U.S. border, federal health officials ordered Friday. The order by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a temporary exception it had ordered...

'God opened the door': Mystery surrounds US asylum picks

Jul. 14, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — In a packed camp for migrant families on Mexico's side of the busiest U.S. border crossing, Nelson Membreño has lived through a chickenpox outbreak, people's heavy drug use and night prowlers wielding knives. But he isn't more vulnerable than...

Afghan man gets life for March stabbing rampage in Sweden

Jul. 14, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 22-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker was convicted Wednesday of attempted murder and sentenced to life imprisonment for a knife attack that injured seven people in a southern Swedish town earlier this year. Tamin Sultani was shot by police and...

US says order coming this week on border asylum restrictions

Jul. 13, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will issue an order this week about how migrant children are treated under a public health order that has prevented people from seeking asylum at the nation's borders, a Justice Department attorney said Tuesday. ...