Last week, a federal appeals court ordered the release of children from immigration detention centers, but that mandate does not apply to their parents.
Immigration judges in Atlanta denied 98 percent of asylum petitions last year—almost twice the national average.
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It can take years for the government to process asylum cases, throwing asylum seekers into legal limbo and leaving many without options for permanent housing.
This is what 'The Pacific Solution' looks like.
The United States almost never grants asylum to citizens of EU countries, but in a select few cases, people have fled violations of their human rights in Europe.
Immigrants are regularly denied bail or offered bail that's too expensive, forcing them to stay in jail sometimes for years, waiting for their day in court.
Those who have a lawyer are five times more likely to be allowed to stay in the US, meaning access to legal aid can be the difference between safety and deportation.
In 2013, Ali Eskandarian was shot dead in New York along with two members of the Iranian punk band Yellow Dogs. Here is an exclusive excerpt from his semi-autobiographical novel, Golden Years.
An ex-KGB officer hiding out in a Canadian church is just the latest in a long tradition of criminals seeking sanctuary in holy places.
In peacetime, Abdul Rahman Masri became one of Syria's most celebrated rappers. Now a refugee in Germany, he's determined to speak for his home nation's lost generation.
Icelanders are cooler than you.
Desperately seeking asylum and not being able to drive down one section of a motorway are clearly two very different plights. Still, there are plenty of pissed off people this side of the Channel, so we went to speak to them.
The "train of second chances" has become a beacon of hope for refugees trying to find a new life in Europe.
The girl starts to cry when Merkel tells her there are "thousands and thousands more" like her.
While photographing refugee camps along the Syrian-Turkish border, Olivia Kortas spent time with the children who were forced to flee their hometown of Kobane.
Gambian refugee Maimuna Jawo applied for UK asylum to campaign for the rights of FGM survivors and future victims, but she feels the government has treated her like a criminal.
Economist Michael Clemens is pretty sure that the continent won't collapse.
Anger at bad conditions and indefinite periods of detention has boiled over into widespread protest.
As a Parliamentary inquiry laid into the unlimited detention of migrants, we spoke to a Nigerian who the UK Home Office refuses to believe is a lesbian, because she has children.
In the Oberkampf neighborhood of Paris, Umar sells single roses, earning 20 cents per stem to support his family in Pakistan.
A solitary activist aboard a Qantas flight yesterday successfully prevented the transfer and possible deportation of a Tamil man who was dreading being returned to Sri Lanka.
And if he did, does that technically qualify as terrorism?
Soon after allegations of the centres guards beating a detainee were made, it because almost impossible to talk to migrants living there.