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US expands program making asylum seekers wait in Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) – A U.S. government program requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico has expanded to a second port of entry. Homeland Security officials say the program is now at the Calexico port, about 120 miles east of the San Ysidro [...]

Republicans can’t wait to debate Medicare for All

Reps. Kevin Brady (left) and Greg Walden answer questions on the American Health Care Act in 2017. GOP lawmakers are trolling Democrats with demands for hearings on the sweeping single-payer bill set to be introduced this month. | Win [...]

2020 Democratic holdouts wait for Harris, Warren to trip

Beto O’Rourke is one of the prospective 2020 contenders sizing up the emerging Democratic field — and hoping for one or more of the early front-runners to stumble. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 2020 Elections Several potential [...]

Trump Administration Says Migrants Seeking Asylum Must Wait in Mexico

“I am surprised the new Mexican government would agree to carry Trump’s water on this, given his harsh rhetoric toward Mexicans,” said Kevin Appleby, the policy director of the Center for Migration Studies. “The administration [...]

U.S. Will Send Migrants Back to Mexico as They Wait on Asylum Claims

CANCÚN, Mexico — The Trump administration announced a new migration policy Thursday that will require asylum seekers who cross the Mexican border illegally to return to Mexico while their cases are decided. The United States has [...]

AP PHOTOS: Migrant families wait, torn between hope, grief

DOUGUE, Senegal (AP) – Barely 20 years old, Mariama Konte was neither widow nor wife. For nearly four years, she told her two young children that their father is traveling for work. Only in the last few weeks has she begun to accept the [...]

Mississippi voters wait in line to vote absentee for Senate

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Several dozen voters in Mississippi’s largest county have been waiting in a line stretching outside the courthouse to cast absentee ballots in a U.S. Senate runoff. The contest is between white Republican Sen. [...]

Migrant Caravan Is Just Yards From U.S. Border, but Long Wait Lies Ahead

“I have talked to maybe 100 people today,” he said on Saturday, “and maybe 70 percent had credible cases on the surface.” Yet many lack the documents they need to provide evidence. The migrants often reveal little emotion when [...]

They Escaped China’s Crackdown, but Now Wait in Limbo

GAVLE, Sweden — Abdikadir Yasin and his wife waited for months, dreading a call telling them they would have to leave Sweden and return to western China, where the government has corralled hundreds of thousands of Muslim Uighurs like [...]

Iranian man sues over 2-year wait for citizenship interview

DENVER (AP) – An Iranian man living in Colorado has filed a federal lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other federal officials, claiming they are violating law for failing to conduct a citizenship interview. The Denver [...]