Judge Blocks Asylum Screening by Border Protection Agents

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge on Monday blocked U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees from conducting the initial screening for people seeking asylum, dealing a setback to one of the Trump administration’s efforts to rein in asylum. The nationwide inju...
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Trump Quietly Shuts Down Asylum at US Borders to Fight Virus

SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Border Patrol agent wouldn't let Jackeline Reyes explain why she and her 15-year-old daughter needed asylum, pointing to the coronavirus. That confrontation in Texas came just days after the Trump administration quietly shut down the nation'...
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Court Temporarily Halts Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

SAN DIEGO — Dealing a significant blow to a signature Trump administration immigration policy, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that the government can no longer make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through the U.S. immigration courts....
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AP Visits Immigration Courts Across US, Finds Nonstop Chaos

LUMPKIN, Ga. — In a locked, guarded courtroom in a compound surrounded by razor wire, Immigration Judge Jerome Rothschild waits -- and stalls. “It is just a cumbersome, huge system, and yet administration upon administration comes in here and tries to use t...