While discussing ways to quickly determine if people who cross into the U.S. through Mexico are eligible for asylum, Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio claimed that “only about half of them even show up for their court cases” and “only 15% of th
Are U.S. citizens in San Diego being displaced from a homeless shelter because asylum seekers are being moved in? No, that's not true: Although the post does not specify the San Diego Convention Center, that was the city's temporary shelt
“No, our system is broken on asylum and it’s broken for a range of reasons. Sixty percent of people that have come to the country illegally are within that system.” Priti Patel, 24 March 2020 Last week, Home Secretary Pr
Shooting suspect Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa allegedly shot and killed 10 people at a Colorado supermarket.
The Biden administration announced plans for tens of thousands of people who are seeking asylum and have been forced to wait in Mexico under a Trump-era policy to be allowed into the U.S. while their cases wind through immigration courts.
Multiple Facebook posts have shared a claim that Thai protest leaders have been granted political asylum in the United States by the CIA. The claim is false: the CIA does not grant political asylum as it falls under the US Department of Homeland Secur
A Facebook post uses inaccurate information and incorrect figures to compare the lives of asylum seekers and former servicemen and women in the UK. The post says, “6,000 UK veterans sleeping on the streets 48,000 illegals housed in 4/5 star hotel
“The super-rich and big corporations dodge £90 billion in tax every year, but we're told to get angry at asylum seekers who have to live on just £37.75 a week?” Zarah Sultana MP, 12 August 2020 The Labour MP Zarah Sultana rece
A post shared hundreds of times of Facebook claims to show a recent group of migrants who have arrived in England. The post also complains that the people in the photo don’t appear to be practising social distancing or wearing masks. However, the
Asylum seekers have been prohibited from filing their claims at U.S. border crossings under a much-criticized Trump administration policy. Now some are sprinting down vehicle lanes or renting cars to try to make it inside the U.S.
Are asylum seekers housed in luxury hotels in the United States, while homeless veterans are left in the street? No, that's not true: Refugees who apply for asylum in the United States are eligible for limited financial support for housing, bu
The Justice Department on issued amended regulations that would mandate DNA collection for almost all migrants who cross between official entry points and are held even temporarily.
The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals.
A new level of despair spread among tens of thousands of migrants waiting on the Mexican border to seek refuge in the U.S. as the Trump administration began enforcing radical new restrictions on who qualifies for asylum.
The policy is meant to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the U.S. without seeking protection there.
The Trump administration is ready to open a tent court on the border to help handle tens of thousands of cases of asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico, with hearings held entirely by videoconference.
Both countries are quietly working to keep people out of the U.S. despite threats to the migrants' safety.
On July 16 2019, the following text-based status update (archived here) appeared on Facebook with the uncited claim that asylum seekers admitted to the United States receive a $2,100 monthly payment — whereas by comparison, Americans who had paid i
Immigrants who fear persecution because of their family ties will no longer be eligible for asylum, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said.
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to stop denying asylum to anyone who transits through another country to reach the U.S. border.
The policy represents the most forceful attempt to date by President Donald Trump to slash the number of people seeking asylum in America.
Are there 9 U.S. consulates and one U.S. embassy in Mexico, where non-U.S. citizens can apply for asylum, without any risk of being separated from their children? No, that's not true: U.S. immigration rules require all asylum seekers to be "ph
According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border.
A Guatemalan mother seeking asylum told a House panel that she came to the United States seeking safety, but instead watched her infant daughter die slowly and painfully after the baby received shoddy medical care while they were in immigration custody.
“The United States does not grant asylum in its diplomatic premises abroad.”
For the past 50 years, the government has given asylum-seekers bond hearings before immigration judges.
Several asylum seekers were attacked, kidnapped or sexually assaulted in Mexico while waiting for court hearings.
The photo of Salvadoran migrant Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his toddler daughter lying dead face down in muddy water became a tragic symbol at the southern border, and a topic in the first Democratic presidential debate. The
It's Attorney General William Barr's first immigration-related decision since taking office.
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Democrats push misleading tweet on Donald Trump, asylum seekers Democratic presidential candidates, liberal pundits and other critics of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies amplified a misleading twee
On March 28 2019, a Twitter user shared the following tweet, purportedly showing a large number of people being detained under an overpass in El Paso, Texas: This concentration camp full of children is in El Paso, Texas, United States. It’s 2019. p
A proposal from Senate Republicans to end the partial government shutdown includes not only the $5.7 billion President Donald Trump seeks for a border barrier with Mexico, but also landmark changes to the U.S. asylum system. It’s uncertain if the
The president says he's acting to protect children. But the fine print of his proposal would make it harder for them to escape violence and poverty in their home countries.
President Donald Trump is basing his latest push for border wall money on the premise that the United States is facing a humanitarian crisis and that a wall will solve it. He used a prime-time televised address on Jan. 8 to rally public support for his
Her plight mirrors that of other Saudi women who in recent years have turned to social media to amplify their calls for help while trying to flee abusive families.
Amid stories of unarmed adults and children getting teargassed over an international border by United States forces, infants being taken from their parents, and asylum-seekers being concentrated in detention camps, yet another image appeared to evoke a
Earlier this year, the federal agency tasked with caring for asylum-seeking children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border officially took on a new, little heralded role: helping to deport relatives of the young migrants.