asylum seekers

President Donald Trump made it harder for immigrants to access asylum.
President Joe Biden has come under criticism from progressives for keeping asylum off-limits to many.
The federal government is housing around 21,000 unaccompanied immigrant kids, from toddlers to teens, the Associated Press found.
People sent back to Mexico under a Trump-era policy have faced dangerous conditions like rape, kidnapping and assault.
Historically, the U.S. has been able to work with various political situations, backlogs and surges from vulnerable populations without an issue.
Vulnerable asylum-seekers who are stuck in the backlog are unable to legally work, pursue educational opportunities, or obtain medical care.
Guards at Winn Correctional Center in Louisiana routinely use excessive force against detainees, according to a series of new civil rights complaints.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is also calling on Trudeau to denounce the U.S. president’s actions.
The Tree of Life attacker made an explicit connection between the Jewish refugee resettlement organization HIAS and his desire to kill Jews, says the group's leader.
The figure, capped at 18,000, would be the lowest level in the modern history of a program meant to aid people fleeing violence and persecution.