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Lawyers, judges push to close immigration courts amid virus

Immigration attorneys have sported swim goggles and masks borrowed from friends to meet with clients in detention centers. Masked judges are stocking their cramped courtrooms with hand sanitizer for hearings they want to do by phone. While much of daily ...

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‘Remain in Mexico’ is just one US response to asylum-seekers

The Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to continue making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for their U.S. court hearings. It may be the most far-reaching measure in a series of policies the government has put in place over the ...

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The preventable death of an asylum seeker in a solitary cell

Roylan Hernandez Diaz’s long journey ended inside a white-walled cell in the solitary confinement wing of a Louisiana prison. Nearby were the last of his belongings: a tube of toothpaste, a few foam cups, and a sheet of paper explaining ...

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Court blocks ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy on part of US border

In the latest twist on a key Trump administration immigration policy, a federal appeals court said it will prevent the government from making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings starting next week unless the Supreme Court steps in ...

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County restricts immigration agents after courthouse arrest

A Pennsylvania county imposed restrictions on U.S. immigration agents this week after a federal officer arrested a man at the courthouse, sparking a heated confrontation that was captured on video. Franklin Urrutia-Cordon, 32, went to the Northampton County Courthouse for ...

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‘Deportation with a layover:’ US sends migrants to Guatemala

After he was involved in a fender bender with a gang member, the Honduran delivery driver was in trouble: The accident wasn’t his fault, but he couldn’t pay the damages, and the other driver threatened to kill him. Fearing for ...

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‘Deportation with a layover:’ US sends migrants to Guatemala

After he was involved in a fender bender with a gang member, the Honduran delivery driver was in trouble: The accident wasn’t his fault, but he couldn’t pay the damages, and the other driver threatened to kill him. Fearing for ...

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Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

The Trump administration said it is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving the president closer to fulfilling a signature campaign promise in an election year but sparking criticism about potential for ...

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Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

The Trump administration said it is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving the president closer to fulfilling a signature campaign promise in an election year but sparking criticism about potential for ...

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Holding-cell stats raise questions about Trump asylum policy

Many U.S. holding cells along the Mexican border were less than half-full, even empty, during an unprecedented surge of asylum-seeking families from Central America, newly unsealed court documents show, raising questions about the Trump administration’s claims that it had to ...

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