The United States sent the first group of asylum seekers to wait for a decision in Mexico

The US Embassy in Mexico has informed the country's government of its plans to return to Mexico the first 20 people who applied for asylum in the United States, which had previously arrived in the United States from Mexico. They were to be taken to the Mexican border town of Tijuana ...

From January 25, asylum seekers in the US will be awaiting decisions on their cases in Mexico

US President Donald Trump's administration plans to start sending asylum seekers back across the country's southern border to await a decision on their cases in Mexico. The policy will begin on January 25, NBC reports, citing sources in the Department of Homeland Security ...

Over the year, the number of Americans seeking asylum in Canada increased 6 times

The number of US citizens seeking asylum in Canada rose sharply in 2017 over previous years. According to the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Service of Canada, 2017 Americans applied for asylum in the country in 2. ...

Trump wants to ban illegal immigrants to seek asylum in the US

On November 8, the administration of US President Donald Trump announced plans to drastically curtail the possibilities of immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. Migrants are now allowed to apply for asylum, whether they entered the United States through official ports of entry, or ...

Pros and cons of political asylum in the United States

If you are in danger in your home country, or you feel a real fear of persecution in the future, then this is one of the reasons for applying for political asylum from the government of the United States of America. Only a few understand what this procedure is, with what ...

Human rights defenders are suing Trump because of restrictions on asylum in the US

The US Rights and Freedoms Union has filed a lawsuit against the administration of President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the decision to exclude domestic violence and gang threats from the list of possible reasons for granting political asylum or refugee status in the United States. Human rights defenders ...

Domestic violence and gang threats will no longer be a reason to seek asylum in the US

Attorney General Jeff Sessions imposed additional restrictions on the admission of refugees to the United States, stating that fear of domestic violence or gangs is not an acceptable basis for asylum, writes NBC News. “The asylum regulation does not provide for salvation from all misfortunes”, ...

In 2017, the Russians filed a record number of applications for asylum in the US

In 2017, Russians filed a record number of asylum applications in the United States in the entire post-Soviet period. Compared to 2016, the number of such applications increased by 39%, writes Radio Liberty, referring to the statistics of the Citizenship Service received upon request and ...

Russian transgender asks for refugee status in Ukraine

Soldado Kovalisidi, 26, is the first transgender person to apply for refugee status in Ukraine. According to him, he was born a girl and, feeling like a man, decided that something was wrong with him, writes "Present Time". “I was born a girl. The birth certificate wrote ...

Children and parents seeking asylum in the United States are divided at the border

In 2017, the U.S. Immigration Service significantly increased the practice of separating children and parents seeking asylum in the U.S. along the U.S.-Mexico border. This not only traumatizes the families of immigrants, but also runs counter to US law and international legal norms, the newspaper notes ...

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