asylum seekers


Domestic Abuse Victims in the Migrant Caravan Are Stranded at the US Border

The Trump administration will not allow refugees to claim asylum on the basis of domestic violence. That leaves women like Mirna Yolanda Contreras in limbo.
Andalusia Knoll Soloff
asylum seekers

Border Patrol Agent Calls Woman Who Impaled Herself on Border Fence 'Very Foolish'

A young mother reportedly impaled herself trying to scale the border fence near the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Sunday.
Marie Solis
family separation

Moms Are Not Happy with Trump

The overwhelming majority of mothers with children under 18 disapprove of the Trump administration's family separation practices in higher numbers than they did any other issue in a recent poll.
Marie Solis
family separation

Toddlers Appearing Unaccompanied in Immigration Court Is Nothing New

The Trump administration has shed light on a longstanding issue in the American immigration system—migrant children have no right to an attorney.
Marie Solis

Activists Call for Investigation of Sexual Abuse at Texas Detention Center

Dozens of immigrant women who have been separated from their children by the Trump administration reportedly reside in T. Don Hutto Residential Center, which has a history of sexual abuse allegations.
Marie Solis

Jeff Sessions Could Determine the Fate of Countless Abused Women. We Should Be Terrified

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to take domestic abuse off the list of reasons for allowing asylum in the US. In doing so, he would send untold numbers of women back to their abusers.
Chris Gelardi

For Pregnant Refugees, Every Day Is a Fight to Survive

Life is dangerous enough for the thousands of refugees traveling the perilous smuggling route across Europe. But for pregnant women, the journey is even riskier.
Sarah Graham

'Hell on Earth': Surviving in a Women-Only Detention Center

The UK is the only country in Europe that will detain an immigrant indefinitely, which makes institutions like Yarl's Wood a uniquely terrible place to end up in.
Aimee Stanton