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Federal Court Blocks Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’ Program … for now

In a major blow to President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday that migrants can’t be sent to Mexico to await their asylum decisions. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals halted the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the “Remain in Mexico” program. In a 2-1 decision on Friday, the Ninth Circuit upheld ...

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Most Asylum Seekers Have Illegitimate Claims, Latest Data Indicate

So far this fiscal year, which began in October 2019, the U.S. immigration court system has completed 33,194 cases, adjudicating claims at a faster pace than the previous year.  Just 8,828 individuals were granted asylum in the past four months, a denial rate of 72%. The high denial rate confirms accusations that most migrants are lodging illegitimate asylum claims. Transaction ...

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Clinton-Appointed Judge Blocks Trump’s Executive Order On Refugee Resettlement

A federal judge in Maryland ruled on Wednesday to stop President Donald Trump’s executive order allowing states and localities to choose whether they wish to accept refugees. Peter Messitte, a judge on the Maryland District Court, issued a temporary injunction against the Trump administration’s order giving states and counties the option to decline refugees on an annual basis. In his ...

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The Trump Admin Will Begin Deporting Mexicans All The Way To Guatemala 

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The Trump administration is set to begin deporting Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala, marking the latest initiative to help manage the immigration crisis at the U.S. southern border. An asylum agreement signed between the Trump administration and the Guatemalan government is expanding to include Mexican nationals, according to internal United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) documents reviewed by Reuters. ...

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Program That Can Quickly Process And Deport Migrants Has Expanded Along The Border

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The Trump administration has expanded a program that expeditiously reviews and processes asylum claims, which can also lead to the quick repatriation of migrants back to their home countries. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation on Tuesday that it has expanded Prompt Asylum Claim Review to the Rio Grande Valley region — an area ...

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First Migrant Deported To Guatemala Under New Asylum Program Decides To Return Home

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The first migrant to be deported under the Trump administration’s new asylum program with Guatemala has opted to go back to his home county instead, an indication of how other asylum seekers will likely respond to the new policy. Despite claiming to be fearful of returning to his home country of Honduras, Erwin José Ardón Montoya — when given the ...

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Trump Admin Wants To Deny Work Permits To Migrants Who Entered The US Illegally

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The Trump administration is proposing a new rule that, if implemented, would make asylum seekers ineligible for work permits if they entered the U.S. illegally. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the federal agency tasked with managing the country’s immigration system, is introducing new employment rules for migrants. Namely, the agency is aiming to bar work permits for asylum ...

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‘Key Component to Success’: Administration Expands ‘Remain In Mexico’ Program Along Border

DHS has expanded Migrant Protection Protocols to Eagle Pass, Texas, marking the most recent growth of a program that transfers asylum applicants back to Mexico while they wait for their claims to processed in the U.S. immigration court system.  The Trump administration argues that Migrant Protection Protocols, or Remain in Mexico, eliminates a major incentive for foreign nationals to try ...

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Report: Trump Administration Testing Out A Program That Quickly Deports Migrants Who Arrive At The Border 

The Trump administration has reportedly launched a pilot program that expedites the time it takes to process and deport asylum seekers at the U.S-Mexico border. Migrants arriving at the border in El Paso, Texas, can receive a decision regarding their asylum claims in 10 days or less, rather than undergo an asylum process that could take months or years, according ...

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Border Patrol Agents Begin Screening Migrants Who Claim Asylum

In an effort to help manage the immigration crisis, U.S. Border Patrol agents have begun conducting “credible fear” interviews alongside trained asylum officials. Backlogged by the sheer amount of asylum applications being filed at the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees began training Border Patrol agents to help conduct interviews of asylum applicants — a new initiative ...

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Trump Administration Signs Asylum Deal With El Salvador

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan signed an “asylum cooperation agreement” alongside El Salvador’s minister of foreign affairs, Alexandra Hill Tinoco.  The agreement aims for El Salvador to keep U.S.-bound migrants who pass through its country, helping stop the massive flow of illegal migrants from reaching the U.S.-Mexico border. Hill Tinoco stressed the new Salvadoran government is pro-American, and is ...

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Immigration Chief Says Rollout Of New Asylum Rule Will Be ‘Measured In Days, Not Weeks’

USCIS acting Director Ken Cuccinelli said that the Supreme Court victory regarding asylum applicants will result in significant changes to the immigration process in short time. Cuccinelli, chief of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, spoke to “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan on Sunday, and touched on what the recent Supreme Court ruling will mean for the illegal ...

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Trump Administration Expands ‘Remain In Mexico’ Program For Asylum Seekers 

The Department of Homeland Security has constructed two soft-sided tent facilities in Laredo and Brownsville, Texas, in order to temporarily process more asylum claims.  The facilities include “state-of-the-art” VTC equipment which allows judges from across the country to video conference in and hear asylum cases being filed at the southern border.  The camps are an expansion of the Trump administration’s ...

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Supreme Court Lets New Trump Asylum Restrictions Take Effect

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The Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration Wednesday to enforce new immigration rules that would deny asylum to migrants who did not seek protected status in a country they passed through on their way to the southern border. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from Wednesday’s decision. The Border Patrol has intercepted approximately 350,000 asylum-seekers from the northern ...

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9th Circuit Court Hands Trump Another Big Victory On Asylum Fight

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals handed President Donald Trump a major victory regarding his plan to prohibit most immigrants from applying for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit late Tuesday night rolled back a decision made by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar, appointed by President Obama, who had reinstated a nationwide ban ...

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