In a victory for survivors of domestic and gang violence, the Department of Justice on Wednesday vacated the controversial Trump-era decisions.
The Thompsons, originally from Jamaica, spent 843 days living in churches in Philadelphia to avoid deportation. Now they are free, but reentry comes with new challenges.
Immigrant advocates want those asylum protections restored quickly, erasing Trump-era restrictions. "Women, children, families are being sent back to the very dangers that they fled," one lawyer says.
The Border Patrol says the pandemic limits how many people they can safely hold at facilities. Officials say funding and jurisdiction issues also prevent them from transporting migrants to cities.
President Biden has been working to unwind many of the executive actions taken by former President Donald Trump. But the administration has warned that the changes will take time.
One of the most daunting immigration challenges facing the Biden administration is what to do about the multitudes of migrants who want asylum protection in the United States.
The court overturned a Justice Department decision denying the asylum of a former Colombia police officer who received multiple death threats from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Democratic lawmakers are demanding more information from the Trump administration about U.S. agents working in Guatemala to round up Honduran migrants and send them to the Guatemala-Honduras border.
"The training requirements cited in the government's declaration do not come close to being 'comparable' to the training requirements of full asylum officers," U.S. District Judge Richard Leon writes.
Tens of thousands of migrants, including asylum-seekers and unaccompanied children, have been turned away at the border since March. Now the administration wants to restrict asylum permanently.
For years, refugees seeking asylum at the official ports of entry on the Canadian border have been turned back. But now a judge rules U.S. treatment of the returned refugees violates human rights.
On this edition of Political Rewind, Governor Deal announces a first step to build new transit in metro Atlanta, a huge project along Georgia 400. Is...