Tom Hals

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30 Nov 2018 | 7:15 PM

Trump demand that asylum seekers wait in Mexico may turn on legal clause

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's unprecedented proposal to keep migrants waiting in Mexico while seeking U.S. asylum will likely face challenges that it endangers refugees and denies them due process, and may be decided by an obscure provision of U.S. immigration law.

9 Nov 2018 | 5:20 AM

U.S. appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigration programme

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in California ruled on Thursday that President Donald Trump's administration must continue a programme begun under former President Barack Obama that protects hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who were brought into the country as children.

6 Nov 2018 | 10:23 AM

Trump turns to Supreme Court to wind down 'Dreamer' immigration programme

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow it to end a programme introduced by former President Barack Obama that protects thousands of young immigrants who live in the United States without legal status.

19 Oct 2018 | 4:40 AM

Judge orders U.S. to review asylum for separated migrant families

(Reuters) - A federal judge ordered the U.S. government on Thursday to begin processing asylum claims for dozens of migrant parents and children that had been separated at the southern border under the Trump Administration's zero tolerance immigration policy.

15 Sep 2018 | 6:34 AM

U.S. to 'get moving' on asylum cases of separated migrant families

(Reuters) - A U.S. government attorney told a federal judge on Friday the Trump administration would quickly begin to implement an agreement to reconsider asylum for hundreds of families who were separated at the U.S. border with Mexico.

8 Sep 2018 | 7:07 AM

Migrant families separated by U.S. are refusing reunification over dangers - ACLU

(Reuters) - Immigrant parents separated from their children by the Trump administration and returned to their homes are refusing to be reunited with their children because their countries are so dangerous, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union told a court on Friday.

10 Aug 2018 | 8:17 AM

U.S. reunions of immigrant families grind to a near halt

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - The number of immigrant children in U.S. care who have still not been reunited with their families after being separated at the Mexican border has barely budged in the past week, as the government struggles to locate parents no longer in the United States.

10 Aug 2018 | 6:39 AM

Judge orders migrants returned to U.S. in midst of deportation flight

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday ordered an immigrant mother and daughter brought back to the United States after learning during a court hearing that the government had put them on a deportation flight to El Salvador.

4 Aug 2018 | 6:48 AM

Judge calls U.S. efforts to reunite deported parents 'unacceptable'

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday described as "unacceptable" the U.S. government's progress in reuniting immigrant children in the United States with deported parents and ordered the government to appoint a person to take charge of its efforts.

3 Aug 2018 | 10:23 AM

U.S. wants help finding parents deported without their children

(Reuters) - The U.S. government told a federal court judge on Thursday that volunteers and non-profit groups, rather than government officials, should take the lead in locating more than 400 immigrant parents who were separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border and deported from the United States.