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18 Jan 2019 | 2:12 PM

$11 toothpaste: Immigrants pay big for basics at private ICE lock-ups

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Detained in a California lockup with hundreds of other immigrants seeking asylum, Duglas Cruz faced a choice.

22 Dec 2018 | 4:41 AM

U.S. plan to keep asylum seekers in Mexico sows confusion

MEXICO CITY/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Mexican and U.S. officials charged with carrying out a radical new change in U.S. immigration policy to process asylum seekers in Mexico say they have not been informed about how the plan will work in practice .

9 Nov 2018 | 7:45 AM

Trump administration moves to curb migrants' asylum claims

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Trump administration unveiled new rules on Thursday to sharply limit migrant asylum claims by barring individuals who cross the U.S. southern border illegally from seeking asylum.

17 Oct 2018 | 7:08 PM

U.S. courts abruptly tossed 9,000 deportation cases. Here's why

(Reuters) - Liliana Barrios was working in a California bakery in July and facing possible deportation when she got a call from her immigration attorney with some good news.

20 Sep 2018 | 5:29 AM

Sessions limits U.S. judges' ability to dismiss deportation cases

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new limits on the ability of immigration judges to terminate deportation cases on Wednesday, the latest in a series of decisions to facilitate the removal of immigrants in the country illegally.

17 Aug 2018 | 6:21 PM

How a mother's tough choice gave her son a potential U.S. asylum advantage

SAN FRANCISCO/WEST PALM BEACH (Reuters) - For two months in detention after being separated from her 14-year old son by U.S. border officials, Catalina Sales worried about how he was doing and when she would see him again.

28 Jul 2018 | 5:30 AM

U.S. says data on separated families not readily available - court filings

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government said in court filings on Thursday that it lacked the technical capability to quickly provide states with information about children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy towards illegal immigrants.

26 Jul 2018 | 7:07 AM

Immigrant parents misled by U.S. when they agreed to deportation - filing

(Reuters) - Dozens of immigrant parents were coerced or misled by U.S. authorities on the Mexico border into signing forms agreeing to be deported quickly without their children, lawyers said in a court filing on Wednesday.

19 Jul 2018 | 6:03 AM

Migrants in U.S. custody describe life in 'ice boxes' and 'dog pounds'

(Reuters) - During their detention last month in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Laredo, Texas, Karen and her two young sons were constantly cold. The family, which fled violence in Honduras, slept on a hard floor in a holding cell without mattresses, she said, their clothes still wet from crossing the Rio Grande.

15 Jul 2018 | 9:10 AM

Immigrant children, parents reunited faster under new court order

(Reuters) - When Yolany Padilla was released from immigration custody in Seattle last week, she assumed she would be quickly reunited with her 6-year-old son, who had been taken from her at the U.S.-Mexico border two months earlier.