Asylum seeker

A migrant looks through a fence as others wait in a line to be registered inside a refugee camp in Kokkinotrimithia, outside Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Cyprus takes a hard line against immigration, trapping migrants in limbo


The government says it is trying to crack down on human trafficking, but Corina Drousiotou, from the Cyprus Refugee Council, said it’s having the opposite effect.

Napier barracks

‘It’s un-British’: UK government crackdown on asylum courts controversy 

White tents of campsite against a blue sky

In Greece, thousands of asylum-seekers are waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine

n this Aug. 30, 2019, photo, migrants, most who were returned to Mexico under the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program, receive bottles of water given by volunteers in an encampment near the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Mexico.

Why Biden’s day one promise to end ‘Remain in Mexico’ program may go unfilled

With Canadian and Haitian flags hoisted, marchers take part in demonstration in support of asylum-seekers working in Quebec's long-term care homes in Montreal, Canada, in June.

Canada is granting residency to some asylum-seekers working in pandemic health care

Two men are shown wearing protective medical gear and carrying various supplies while walking outside of Holtel Filtro.

In Ciudad Juárez, a new ‘filter hotel’ offers migrants a safe space to quarantine


The guests at Hotel Flamingo in Ciudad Juárez aren’t tourists on vacation — they’re people who tried to cross into the US but, for a variety of reasons, have been sent back to this border city and need a safe place to stay.

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents look at women and children

Trump proposes harsh asylum rules disqualifying many applicants


The proposal includes a number of changes that would make it more difficult for applicants to gain asylum in the US — including changing which applicants would get asylum hearings in the first place.

Several rows of dome tents are show under a large canopy with asylum seekers shown sitting outside their tents.

Trump administration proposes more hurdles for asylum-seekers; Amazon halts police use of facial recognition technology

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The Trump administration is proposing an overhaul of the asylum system that would make it much harder for applicants to win protection in the US. And, Amazon said Wednesday it plans to halt sales of its facial recognition software to police for a year. Also, on Wednesday, Brazil’s most populous state, São Paulo, reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths for the second day running.

An aerial view of a detention center

Australia detained this family on a remote island — alone


This family of four ended up being the sole detainees of an Australian immigration detention center in the middle of the Indian Ocean for months.

Migrants, mainly from Cuba, block the Paso del Norte border crossing bridge after a US appeals court blocked the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, which sent asylum-seekers back to Mexico to await the outcome of their case, in Ciudad Juarez.

Lawyers struggle to remotely represent asylum-seekers in ‘Remain in Mexico’ program


Many US immigration attorneys — most of them pro bono — have found themselves remotely representing asylum-seekers stuck hundreds of miles away in Mexican border towns. The attorneys say this introduces unprecedented difficulties to their jobs — and could violate clients’ right to due process in the US.