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TEAR GAS IN TIJUANA: THE CRISIS AT THE U.S. BORDER, AND WHAT WE CAN DO

[Nov. 26, 2018] Yesterday a group of hundreds of migrants marching from Central America was stopped at the border between Tijuana and San Diego by tear gas. The group tried to get around a Mexican police blockade, and officials from U.S. Read more >

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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 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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‘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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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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