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'This takes away all hope’: Rule bars most applicants for asylum in US

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Trump administration to enforce new rules that bar asylum applications from anyone who has not already been denied asylum in one of the countries they traveled through on their way to the United States

Explained: Who's impacted by Trump's modified immigration regulations?

Immigrants should be able to support themselves without using public resources to meet their needs, and rely on their own potential or have a person in the United States who can assure that the individual will not need public support, and thereby not be a burden on the taxpayer.


Trump policy favors wealthier immigrants for green cards

Under the new rule, the financial well-being of immigrants who are in the United States legally on temporary visas will be more heavily scrutinized when they seek a green card.

Indian asylum seekers, on hunger strike at Texas detention centre, forced to hydrate

The men went on a hunger strike at the ICE detention centre on July 9, demanding they be released while they appeal their deportation orders. They are asylum seekers whose claims have been denied and are seeking to reopen or appeal their cases, said their attorney Linda Corchado.

US mulls increasing merit-based immigration to 57%

At the direction of Trump, Jared Kushner is leading the immigration reform project, which he said was now into its final stages and expects to make it public soon.

Fourth death of migrant child since December raises new alarms

US Customs and Border Protection said the boy's mother told Border Patrol agents her son was ill on April 6, three days after they were apprehended near an international bridge in El Paso, Texas.


Trump launches fresh bid to overhaul old immigration laws, seeks new plan

Though similar efforts have failed to garner anywhere near the support necessary, Trump hopefully invited a dozen Republican senators to the White House to preview the plan, which was spearheaded by senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Thousands of immigrant children said they were sexually abused in US detention centers: Report

From October 2014 to July 2018, the Office of Refugee Resettlement, a part of the Health and Human Services Department that cares for unaccompanied minors, received 4,556 allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment, 1,303 of which were referred to the Justice Department.

Over 100 students arrested in US immigration fraud, attorneys cry foul

The students had immigrated legally to the US on student visas and had transferred to the University of Farmington so they could work, said attorneys. Federal prosecutors claim the students were aware the university was not running a legitimate operation.

Judge halts Trump curbs on asylum for domestic abuse victims

The policy at the centre of Wednesday's ruling sought to limit the ability of immigrants to fight expedited deportation by narrowing the grounds for claiming "credible fear" if they returned home, the first step in a long asylum process.