Australia's lower house passes asylum bill in rebuke for government

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s government suffered an embarrassing defeat in parliament on Tuesday as the lower house voted to allow asylum seekers held offshore to receive medical care in Australia, the first such loss for a government in 78 years. Independent lawmakers and the opposition Labor party voted together to pass the bill by 75 […]

As U.S. starts deportations, asylum-seekers face perils in Mexico

REYNOSA, Mexico (Reuters) – Central Americans who fled violence for refuge in the United States risk kidnapping or death under a new U.S. plan to deport them to murderous and cartel-wracked Mexican border cities while their asylum cases are processed. The city of Reynosa, and a nearby stretch of the Rio Grande that divides Texas […]

Mexico says will not accept return of at-risk U.S. asylum seekers

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Two U.S.-Mexico meetings have been held to work out details of a new plan to return across the shared border migrants seeking U.S. asylum, but Mexico will not accept anybody facing a credible threat back home, a Mexico Foreign Ministry spokesman said. In a major policy change, U.S. President Donald Trump’s […]

Administration denies status to young immigrants due to age

Interested in Immigration? Some immigrant youth looking to start over in the United States after fleeing abusive homes are seeing their applications for green cards rejected because the Trump administration says they’re too old. A U.S. government program in place since 1990 has let young immigrants subject to abuse, abandonment or neglect by a parent […]

Mexico seeking further information from U.S. on migration plan

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico will ask for further information from the U.S. government on its plans to send migrants seeking asylum in the United States to Mexico while their cases are processed, Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Monday. Speaking at a regular news conference alongside President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Interior […]

Two migrant youths from Honduras killed in Mexico: officials

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The bodies of two slain Honduran migrant youths were found in the Mexican border city of Tijuana over the weekend, officials said on Tuesday, in a sign of the dangers facing Central Americans in Mexico as they seek asylum in the United States. The prosecutors’ office in Tijuana said in a […]