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The Asylum Trap: ‘The Last Thing You Think Of To Try’

Even before COVID-19, advocates argued the Migrant Protection Protocols left people vulnerable to violence. Now, with the pandemic closing immigration courts indefinitely, some desperate asylum seekers are considering sending their children across the border — alone.

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The Asylum Trap: ‘They Returned Us To A Country We Don’t Know

A Nicaraguan family tried to seek asylum in the United States. When they arrived at the border, they were instead sent to Mexico to wait out their case and are facing challenges they didn’t expect.

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In Juárez, A Migrant Shelter Offers Refuge For LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

By Mallory Falk, KERA Mexico is the second deadliest country in the world for transgender people, according to a recent study. Yet many LGBTQ migrants are stuck in the border city of Ciudad Juárez.  People from places like Honduras and El … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Overturns White House Policy On Asylum Seekers Fleeing Domestic Or Gang Violence

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune A federal judge on Wednesday struck down the bulk of a recent White House policy that made it more difficult for victims of domestic and gang violence to seek asylum in the United States. U.S. … Continue reading

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There are new, tougher guidelines for migrants seeking asylum in the United States

The federal agency that handles the first step in asylum claims sent a memo to all its officers Wednesday that tightens restrictions on migrants who are seeking asylum.

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