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Kristina Cooke

U.S. has arrested 170 immigrants who tried to claim migrant children

10 Dec 2018

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON U.S. immigration authorities arrested 170 people between early July and late November who came forward to claim migrant children in government custody, according to official data released on Monday, a crackdown advocates say is discouraging relatives from volunteering to take in some of the 14,000 detained children.

Trump administration moves to curb migrants' asylum claims

09 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO The Trump administration unveiled new rules on Thursday to sharply limit migrant asylum claims by barring individuals who cross the U.S. southern border illegally from seeking asylum.

Hundreds of migrant children held in U.S. tent city for months: filings

23 Oct 2018

U.S. authorities have held some immigrant children who entered the country illegally and without a parent in a temporary "tent city" in Texas for months, violating a 20-year-old court order on how long minors can be detained, according to court filings by civil rights lawyers and immigration advocates.

U.S. courts abruptly tossed 9,000 deportation cases. Here's why

17 Oct 2018

Liliana Barrios was working in a California bakery in July and facing possible deportation when she got a call from her immigration attorney with some good news.

Sessions limits U.S. judges' ability to dismiss deportation cases

19 Sep 2018

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new limits on the ability of immigration judges to terminate deportation cases on Wednesday, the latest in a series of decisions to facilitate the removal of immigrants in the country illegally.

How a mother's tough choice gave her son a potential U.S. asylum advantage

17 Aug 2018

SAN FRANCISCO/WEST PALM BEACH For two months in detention after being separated from her 14-year old son by U.S. border officials, Catalina Sales worried about how he was doing and when she would see him again. | Video

U.S. says data on separated families not readily available - court filings

27 Jul 2018

NEW YORK The U.S. government said in court filings on Thursday that it lacked the technical capability to quickly provide states with information about children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy towards illegal immigrants.

Immigrant parents misled by U.S. when they agreed to deportation - filing

25 Jul 2018

Dozens of immigrant parents were coerced or misled by U.S. authorities on the Mexico border into signing forms agreeing to be deported quickly without their children, lawyers said in a court filing on Wednesday.

Migrants in U.S. custody describe life in 'ice boxes' and 'dog pounds'

18 Jul 2018

During their detention last month in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Laredo, Texas, Karen and her two young sons were constantly cold. The family, which fled violence in Honduras, slept on a hard floor in a holding cell without mattresses, she said, their clothes still wet from crossing the Rio Grande. | Video

Immigrant children, parents reunited faster under new court order

15 Jul 2018

When Yolany Padilla was released from immigration custody in Seattle last week, she assumed she would be quickly reunited with her 6-year-old son, who had been taken from her at the U.S.-Mexico border two months earlier. | Video

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