He had turned himself and his child in to the U.S. Border Patrol last May after crossing the river that marks the border between Reynosa, Mexico, and McAllen, Texas.
n a move that could keep tens of thousands of asylum seekers locked up, the Justice Department said Tuesday that it will deny a large class of undocumented immigrants a bond hearing to argue for their release.
In a news conference posted on the town’s Facebook page, Mayor Douglas Nicholls said he was seeking help from state and federal authorities as a result of the “imminent threat” posed by “too many migrant releases into our community.”
The report comes as border officials say they are struggling to cope with an influx of Central American families, with U.S. Border Patrol apprehending a record-setting 53,000 families in March.
The Trump administration wants to open two new tent facilities to temporarily detain up to 1,000 parents and children near the southern border, as advocates sharply criticize the conditions inside the tents already used to hold migrants.
There were a total of 161,000 asylum applications filed in the last fiscal year and 46,000 in the first quarter of 2019, according to the Executive Office for Immigration Review, which oversees immigration courts.
It was Jose Arturo Gonzalez Carranza’s 22nd birthday when he found himself suddenly alone to take care of his 3-year-old daughter. Army officials called him at work to tell him that his wife’s military police unit had been attacked in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. She didn’t survive.
Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, one of the latest presidential candidates to enter the race, says there is only one way Democrats can beat President Trump on his signature immigration issue in working-class places such as Ryan’s Youngstown district:
Attorney General William Barr decided Tuesday that some asylum seekers who have established credible fear and are subject to deportation cannot be released on bond by immigration judges — a major reversal from a prior ruling that could lead to immigrants being held indefinitely.
Asylum-seekers are forced to wait days inside surplus Army shelters in a parking lot, with no beds and little food or showers.