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A woman dresses a girl at a shelter, surrounded by luggage and clothes

Immigration judges say Sessions’ decision makes it harder for people facing ‘life and death’ to win asylum in US

“We have a political boss," says immigration judge Dana Leigh Marks. And his decision on domestic violence as a case for asylum is why immigration courts should be independent, she and other judges say.

Immigration judges say Sessions’ decision makes it harder for people facing ‘life and death’ to win asylum in US
Young girl walking on lawn, holding teddy bears

For this mother and daughter, separated a year ago at the southern border, Trump's ‘zero-tolerance’ policy isn’t new

For this mother and daughter, separated a year ago at the southern border, Trump's ‘zero-tolerance’ policy isn’t new
Agent in uniform stands on bridge looking over green river

This is what the ‘zero-tolerance’ policy on the border means for people fleeing violence

This is what the ‘zero-tolerance’ policy on the border means for people fleeing violence
Three members of a caravan of migrants from Central America embrace and pray near the San Ysidro checkpoint after the first fellow migrants entered U.S. territory to seek asylum, at an improvised shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, on April 30, 2018.

How does seeking asylum work at the US border?

How does seeking asylum work at the US border?
Afghan journalist Habib Zahori made a cold trek across the US-Canada border on foot and on bicycle. "I remember thinking, wishing, 'Oh God, please, please send someone to arrest me!’ "

Habib Zahori was scared to seek asylum in the US. So he pushed a rickety bicycle through snow to get to Canada.

Habib Zahori was scared to seek asylum in the US. So he pushed a rickety bicycle through snow to get to Canada.