asylum seekers

Trump administration moves to dramatically limit asylum claims

The Trump administration on Monday moved to dramatically limit the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum if they enter the United States by land through Mexico, the latest attempt by the White House to limit immigration and toughen the US asylum process amid overcrowded conditions at border facilities.

DHS inspector general reveals new immigration probes

A federal watchdog is currently reviewing how the administration is processing asylum seekers and whether undocumented parents were deported without their children, the Department of Homeland Security acting inspector general revealed Wednesday.

DHS plans to expand 'Remain in Mexico' policy

In the coming weeks, the Trump administration plans to expand a policy that requires some asylum seekers to await their immigration court hearings in Mexico to other locations along the US-Mexico border, said Department of Homeland Security officials Friday.

Pompeo praises refugees, doesn't mention US border enforcement

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo commemorated World Refugee Day on Wednesday by praising the "strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees worldwide," but made no mention of the Trump administration's hardline enforcement against illegal immigration that has been widely criticized.