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Yeganeh Torbati

Trump administration official defends tear gas use at Mexico border

11 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON The firing of tear gas canisters by U.S. border agents toward migrants in Mexico near a border crossing last month followed regulations, a senior Trump administration official said in testimony to Congress on Tuesday.

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.

Separated by travel ban, Iranian families reunite at border library

28 Nov 2018

DERBY LINE, VERMONT/STANSTEAD, QUEBEC During the six-hour drive from New York City to a tiny town in northern Vermont, Iranian student Shirin Estahbanati cried at the thought of seeing her father for the first time in nearly three years. Since then, he had suffered a heart attack, and she hadn't dared leave America to comfort him.

U.S. issues fewer student visas to Iranians despite exemption

26 Nov 2018

LONDON/WASHINGTON With offers from four American universities, Mani Rezaei Rad gave up his well-paid job with a Siemens affiliate company in Tehran last year and proposed to his girlfriend so they could be together while he studied in the United States.

U.S. judge orders release of Iraqis detained by Trump administration

20 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Tuesday ordered the Trump administration to release more than 100 Iraqis it detained longer than six months while seeking to deport them, saying the government acted "ignobly" and made "demonstrably false" statements in the case.

Sidelined State Department official returns to refugee post

19 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON A senior U.S. State Department official who had been sidelined last year from his post leading the refugee admissions program has returned to his former position, the department said on Monday.

Fewer foreign students coming to United States for second year in row: survey

13 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON The number of international students entering U.S. colleges and universities has fallen for the second year in a row, a nonprofit group said on Tuesday, amid efforts by the Trump administration to tighten restrictions on foreigners studying in the United States.

Fewer foreign students coming to United States for second year in row -survey

13 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON, Nov 13 The number of international students entering U.S. colleges and universities has fallen for the second year in a row, a nonprofit group said on Tuesday, amid efforts by the Trump administration to tighten restrictions on foreigners studying in the United States.

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.

Trump sends 5,200 troops to Mexico border as caravan advances

30 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON The United States said on Monday it will send over 5,200 troops to help secure the border with Mexico, a far larger-than-expected deployment as President Donald Trump hardens his stance on immigration ahead of Nov. 6 mid-term elections. | Video

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Trump ex-lawyer Cohen given three years in prison as risks rise for Trump

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for crimes including orchestrating hush payments to women in violation of campaign laws before the 2016 election, and he promised to keep cooperating with the U.S. government against his former boss.