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Mica Rosenberg

U.S. sends first families to Mexico to await asylum, rights groups sue

15 Feb 2019

MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK The United States began sending Central American families seeking asylum back to Mexico this week, a Mexican immigration source said on Thursday, while U.S. human rights groups sued the Trump administration, saying the policy puts migrants in danger.

U.S. to start returning asylum seekers to Mexico on Friday

25 Jan 2019

MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK The U.S. government will return the first group of migrants seeking asylum in the United States to the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Friday, U.S. and Mexican officials said, marking the start of a major policy shift by the Trump administration. | Video

U.S. separated 'thousands' more immigrant children than known - watchdog

17 Jan 2019

NEW YORK The U.S. government may have separated "thousands" more immigrant children from their parents than previously known but inadequate record-keeping means the exact number is still unclear, an internal watchdog said on Thursday. | Video

UPDATE 5-Trump touts plan to change visas for skilled foreign workers

11 Jan 2019

NEW YORK, Jan 11 U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he plans changes to the H-1B program that grants temporary visas for specialty occupations such as technology or medicine, but his administration said later he was referring to changes that were proposed last year.

Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody had the flu - state officials

28 Dec 2018

GUATEMALA CITY/NEW YORK The 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in the custody of U.S. border agents this week had the flu before he passed away but the cause of his death is still unknown, state officials said on Friday.

U.S. appeals court backs Trump administration bid to deport some Iraqis

20 Dec 2018

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO A U.S. appeals court on Thursday backed the Trump administration in its attempt to deport from the United States about 100 Iraqi immigrants who had been convicted of crimes years ago.

Trump's catch-and-detain policy snares illegal immigrants long in U.S

20 Jun 2018

OCILLA, Georgia Morena Vasquez didn’t want to drive that February night last year, but a co-worker at her job cleaning offices near Atlanta needed some keys dropped off.

U.S. government says nearly 2,000 child separations at Mexico border in under two months

15 Jun 2018

NEW YORK The government said on Friday that 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults at the U.S.-Mexico border between April 19 and May 31, as the Trump administration implements stricter border enforcement policies.

Exclusive - Nearly 1,800 families separated at U.S.-Mexico border in 17 months through February

12 Jun 2018

WASHINGTON Nearly 1,800 immigrant families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border from October 2016 through February of this year, according to a senior government official, as President Donald Trump implemented stricter border enforcement policies.  | Video

U.S. ends practice that gave some immigrants reprieves from deportation

23 May 2018

NEW YORK U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday barred immigration judges from a once-common practice of shelving deportation cases involving some immigrants with deep ties to the United States.

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