political asylum

Trump administration proposes charging for asylum applications

The Trump administration on Friday proposed a charge on asylum applications -- the first time the US government has charged for the form -- as well as an 83% fee increase for the naturalization form, according to a proposed rule issued in the Federal Register late in the afternoon.

Volunteers travel to help asylum seekers

Outside a former elementary school, a hurricane fence swings open and an unmarked white Immigration and Customs Enforcement van pulls up. Moments later, two Mexican families gingerly step out of the van into the bright sunlight -- four parents, all wearing ankle monitors, and six children, including a quietly watchful infant in his mother's arms.

Deal could allow US to send some asylum seekers back to El Salvador

The US and El Salvador signed an agreement on Friday that could prevent some asylum seekers from seeking refuge in the US, but that overall is designed to curb illegal migration by increasing security and economic opportunity in El Salvador, according to acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and El Salvadoran Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill Tinoco.

Trump administration emboldened on immigration agenda

The Supreme Court's order Wednesday allowing new asylum restrictions to go into effect marks a significant win for President Donald Trump, who's faced several legal challenges in his attempt to implement a hard-line immigration agenda -- and could embolden him on other related issues, such as the upcoming refugee ceiling.

Trump asylum ban is illegal, federal judge rules

A federal judge in the District of Columbia on Friday threw out a Trump administration policy barring migrants who illegally crossed the border from seeking asylum, finding that it violated the Immigration and Nationality Act.