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Trump administration moves to dramatically limit asylum claims

The Trump administration on Monday moved to dramatically limit the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum if they enter the United States by land through Mexico, the latest attempt by the White House to limit immigration and toughen the US asylum process amid overcrowded conditions at border facilities.

Pence visits migrant detention facilities, calls on Congress to act

Vice President Mike Pence saw the overcrowded conditions facing migrant adults and children in Customs and Border Protection custody firsthand Friday, becoming the highest-ranking member of the Trump administration to visit two federal detention centers in Texas ahead of controversial Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids targeting undocumented immigrants this weeke

Average hours in custody increasing for migrant children

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Sunday that officials are "concerned" about how the "average hours in custody is increasing" for migrant children at the southern border and that additional funding the Trump administration wants from Congress would help combat the issue of overcrowding at processing facilities.

Dozens of migrants die off Libyan coast

More than 100 migrants died when their boat sank off the Libyan coast at the beginning of September, and the survivors are being detained in that country, according to the French charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

DHS asks Pentagon to help house 12,000 migrants

The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that it has received a request from the Department of Homeland Security "to house and care for an alien family population of up to 12,000 people."

Former prosecutors call on Sessions to end border 'zero tolerance'

A bipartisan group of more than 70 former U.S. attorneys is calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse the Trump administration's policy of prosecuting all people who cross the border illegally, saying it is "dangerous, expensive, and inconsistent" with the values of the Justice Department.