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Asylum seekers cling to hope, safety in camp at U.S.-Mexico border

16.10.2019 8:48

Even after he was kidnapped and robbed outside the makeshift migrant camp where he had slept for two weeks, Luis Osorto decided his only chance for eventual asylum in the United States was to stay put along the border just inside Mexico.


Doctors risk lives tackling Trump policy sending migrants back to Mexico

12.10.2019 12:31

A new report from Physicians for Human Rights claims the Trump administration's policies for asylum seekers are inflicting trauma on migrants. The policy was put in place by Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, who resigned on Friday. CBS News has learned the "migrant protection protocols," or MPP, have been expanded. It now requires all asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for the duration of their court proceedings. Mireya Villarreal reports.


Asylum seekers occupy US-Mexico border bridge, crossing closed

10.10.2019 18:02

Many of those on the bridge are awaiting court dates for hearings scheduled for weeks or months later in the US.


Migrant protesters occupy U.S.-Mexico border bridge, close crossing

10.10.2019 12:53

U .S. asylum seekers camped out in a dangerous Mexican border town occupied a bridge to Brownsville, Texas on Thursday, leading to the closure of the crossing, witnesses and authorities said. Hundreds of the migrants have been camped for weeks on the end of the bridge in Matamoros, Mexico, a city known for cartel control of people trafficking and gang violence. Many of those camped out are awaiting court dates for hearings in the United States weeks or months later under a U.S. policy called the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).


The Path to the Dream Life: The Experiences of Eritrean Asylum Seekers in the UK

10.10.2019 11:43

Samson Maekele Tsegay discusses the experiences of Eritrean asylum seekers in the UK with specific attention to the socio-economic and psychological consequences of the asylum application process.


Driven from Central America by gangs and finding refuge in Kentucky: One woman's story

10.10.2019 5:00

However, the whole group did not stay under Monteith’s roof for long. Unbeknownst to them, Mirna and her family were among the last wave of asylum seekers to reach the U.S.-Mexico border before this policy went into effect.


[Ticker] Germany warns of a new migration chaos echoing 2015

10.10.2019 2:51

Germany has warned of a repeat of the chaotic influx of asylum seekers in 2015 that caught the EU unprepared. Greece and Cyprus have warned of increased migrant arrivals from neighbouring Turkey as the EU interior ministers meet. "If there is no common European asylum policy, there is a danger that uncontrolled immigration will once again take place, throughout Europe," German minister Horst Seehofer said.


Louisiana becomes new hub in immigrant detention under Trump

09.10.2019 0:06

WINNFIELD, La. (AP) — Tucked away in the dense forest of rural Louisiana is a barbed wire-ringed prison that has quickly grown into a major detention center for immigrants detained at the border. The Winn Correctional Center is one of eight Louisiana jails that have started housing asylum seekers and other migrants over the past [...]


An inside look at the "Remain in Mexico" policy

08.10.2019 21:22

The Trump administration's immigration crackdown on the southern border has been expanded. It now requires all asylum seekers to remain in Mexico to await their day in U.S. immigration court. Mireya Villarreal reports.


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