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WASHINGTON | Judge blocks restrictions on who can apply for asylum

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has blocked restrictive Trump administration policies that prevented some immigrants from seeking asylum due to domestic and gang violence in their home countries. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled on Wednesday that some of the guidance that then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued this year cannot be used to determine … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge blocks restrictions on who can apply for asylum

WASHINGTON | Autopsy set for migrant girl, 7, who died in border custody

WASHINGTON  — Immigration officials say an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death of a 7-year-old migrant girl who suffered seizures in custody and later died. Officials say the girl was found Dec. 6 near Lordsburg, New Mexico, by U.S. Border Patrol agents. They say the girl was taken into custody for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Autopsy set for migrant girl, 7, who died in border custody

WASHINGTON | Trump administration vows to prosecute migrants in future

WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials vowed Friday to address some of issues that forced them to decide against criminally prosecuting any of the 42 members of a Central American migrant caravan arrested last weekend who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally during a chaotic clash with Border Patrol agents. Immigration officials often deport people who cross … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump administration vows to prosecute migrants in future

SAN DIEGO | Trump backs use of ‘very safe’ tear gas on crowd of migrants

SAN DIEGO — President Donald Trump is defending the use of what he calls “very safe” tear gas by border agents to repel a crowd of Central American migrants that included rock-throwers but also crying children. Critics denounced the border agents’ action Sunday as overkill, but Trump kept to a hard line. Trump said Monday … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Trump backs use of ‘very safe’ tear gas on crowd of migrants

WASHINGTON | Trump eyeing Homeland Security, White House shakeup

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was thought to be out as soon as this week, according to two people with knowledge of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump eyeing Homeland Security, White House shakeup

WASHINGTON | Homeland Security chief expected to leave; more churn likely

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expected to be among the next to go, perhaps as soon as this week. Trump has soured on Nielsen and White House chief of staff John Kelly, in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Homeland Security chief expected to leave; more churn likely

WASHINGTON | Trump moves to limit asylum; new rules challenged in court

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court. Trump invoked the same powers he used last year to impose a travel ban that was … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump moves to limit asylum; new rules challenged in court

WASHINGTON | Trump move to limit asylum is challenged in court

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued an order Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court. Trump invoked the same powers he used last year to impose a travel ban that was … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump move to limit asylum is challenged in court