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Posts tagged "Asylum"

New plan allows refugee entries to resume except from 11 nations

President Trump recently signed a new executive order allowing refugee admissions into the U.S. to resume. He had ordered a halt to refugee admissions in an order signed shortly after he took office. That order has now expired.

Asylum seekers sue ICE after being held for nearly 2 years

Five asylum seekers are suing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They claim they have been imprisoned in violation of U.S. treaties and without due process -- some for as long as 20 months. They allege that the Trump administration is intentionally trying to deter legitimate asylum requests.

State Department plans to end Central American Minors program

In a recent presentation to refugee organizations, the State Department announced that the Trump Administration has decided to end the Central American Minors program, or CAM. The CAM program allowed minor children from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to enter the U.S. legally as refugees.

UN working group condemns US for excessive immigrant detentions

The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has just issued a highly critical report condemning widespread detention of asylum seekers and other immigrants by the U.S. The group described immigrant detention in the U.S. as having "grown exponentially" despite the fact that it is often in violation of international law.

Lawsuit says CBP agents are illegally turning asylum seekers away

Asylum seekers are people whose lives are under serious threat. To qualify for asylum in the U.S., you have to show that you have been threatened with or suffered persecution by the government in your home country or by someone that government cannot control. That persecution must be based on your race, nationality, political affiliation, religion or membership in a particular social group.

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