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The US has made migrants at the border wait months to apply for asylum. Now the dam is breaking.

The center of the American asylum crisis is the El Chaparral plaza in Tijuana, which sits at the foot of the western pedestrian bridge to enter the US at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in California. Read more >

Trump plan would force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as cases are processed, a major break with current policy

Central Americans who arrive at U.S. Read more >

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Judge stops Trump from enforcing asylum ban

A federal judge has ruled the Trump administration must allow people who cross into the US without papers between official ports of entry (committing the misdemeanor of illegal entry) to seek asylum, putting a temporary hold on President Trump’s November 9  Read more >

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Trump ready to begin drawdown of troops at US-Mexico border

Donald Trump is poised to start withdrawing troops from the US-Mexico border as early as this w Read more >

Trump is about to sign an asylum ban

On Friday morning, the Trump administration is expected to take the most legally aggressive move it’s made on immigration yet — preventing people who cross the US-Mexico border without papers from getting asylum unless they go through a port of entry, or official border crossing. Read more >

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U. S. will deploy 5,200 additional troops to the Mexican border, officials say

Senior U.S. officials said Monday that some 5,200 additional U.S. troops will deploy to the border with Mexico by the end of the week, as President Trump likened a caravan of Central American migrants who are heading north to “an invasion.” Read more >

‘It’s an Exodus’

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — The long line of men and women waded into the muddy waters of the Suchiate River. Read more >

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Why Migrant Caravans Keep Forming

It seems as though overnight, the words “migrant caravan” have become embedded in the nation’s vocabulary. The term is splashed across television networks’ chyrons and national newspapers. Read more >

Pentagon plans to dispatch at least 800 more troops to U.S.-Mexico border in response to migrant caravan

The Trump administration is expected to deploy additional U.S. troops to assist in security operations at the southern border in response to a caravan of Central American migrants traveling north on foot through Mexico, U.S. officials said Thursday.  Read more >

Proposed immigration policy penalizes legal residents for use of public benefits

The Trump administration has proposed reinterpreting a piece of immigration law intended to screen whether legal immigrants are likely to be self-supporting or end up consuming public benefits. Known as the “public charge” rule, it’s sowing concern even among green card holders and permanent residents, who fear that signing up for social services may jeopardize their ability to stay in the U.S. Read more >

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