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  • White House condemns judge’s order blocking asylum change

    WASHINGTON — The White House is condemning an order by a federal judge requiring President Donald Trump’s administration to stop denying asylum to anyone who transits through another country to reach the U.S. border. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Thursday the plaintiffs in the case found “a single district judge who will purport […]
  • Groups convert old Phoenix school into lodging for released migrants

    An international refugee organization and local nonprofit groups are converting an old Phoenix elementary school into a shelter for migrant familes released from custody.
  • Border Patrol boss joined Facebook page to read staff posts

    PHOENIX (AP) — The head of the U.S. Border Patrol said Wednesday that she joined a Facebook group whose members mocked migrants and lawmakers so she could read what her personnel thought about her, and said she knew little about the group. Chief Carla Provost said during a congressional subcommittee hearing in Washington that she […]
  • Court OKs force-feeding for Russian immigrant detained in Arizona

    Authorities have won a court order to force-feed an Russian emaciated immigrant who has staged a monthlong hunger strike at an detention center in Arizona.
  • Judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions at US-Mexico border

    A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop denying asylum to anyone who transits through another country to reach the U.S. border, marking the latest legal defeat for a president waging an all-out battle to stem the flow of migrants entering from Mexico. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San […]
  • Rep. Lesko introduces 6 immigration bills to get to ‘root of border crisis’

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko of Arizona introduced six bills Monday that are "aimed at getting to the root of the border crisis."
  • Trump puts his stamp on nation’s immigration courts

    In 2½ years, the Trump administration has put its stamp on the nation's immigration court system, appointing more than 4 in 10 judges and issuing new rules.
  • Pima County board approves new migrant shelter

    Leaders in Tucson have approved a plan to house immigrant families released by the U.S. government in an unused section of a juvenile detention center.
  • Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration announced Monday that it will vastly extend the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days. Starting Tuesday, fast-track deportations can apply to anyone in the country illegally for less than two […]
  • US to send asylum seekers back to dangerous part of Mexico

    HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday expanded its requirement that asylum seekers wait outside the country to a part of the Texas Rio Grande Valley across from one of Mexico’s most dangerous cities. The Department of Homeland Security said that it would implement its Migrant Protection Protocols in Brownsville, Texas, across the border […]

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