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Argentina president announces bill to legalize abortion
Argentina's President Alberto Fernández announced in a speech to the National Congress on Sunday that he plans to present a bill to legalize abortion within the next 10 days.Currently in Argentina, abortion is only available in cases of rape or (More)
UN refugee office praises El Salvador law aiding those displaced by violence
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) lauded El Salvador on Friday for passing a new law to aid people that have been or are at risk of being displaced due to violence from organized crime and criminal gangs.UN spokesperson, Liz Throssell (More)
Federal judge rules asylum seekers not at risk under 'safe third country' rule
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of California on Monday denied a temporary restraining order (TRO) in a class action to stop the deportation of asylum seekers to a "safe third country." The class includes those entering th (More)
US pursues policy to send Mexican asylum-seekers to Guatemala
A US Department of Homeland Security official confirmed Monday that it would pursue a policy to send some Mexican asylum seekers applicants to Guatemala.The policy originated from the July Cooperative Asylum Agreement between the US and Guatemala (More)
DOJ asks Supreme Court to allow Trump asylum denial rule
The US Department of Justice on Monday asked the Supreme Court to stay an injunction blocking a July 15 Trump administration asylum rule requiring most asylum-seekers to ask for protection in another country before reaching the US-Mexico border.(More)
Guatemala high court blocks agreement to have migrants apply for asylum there rather than in US
The Guatemala Constitutional Court granted an injunction Sunday to stop the country's President, Jimmy Morales, from entering into a proposal with the US that would require migrants from El Salvador and Honduras to apply for asylum in Guatemala inste (More)
More than 1,000 apprehended at US-Mexico border
US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced Wednesday that it had apprehended 1,036 individuals immediately after they illegally crossed the Rio Grande river into El Paso, Texas.CBP described the group as the largest ever to be encountered by bo (More)
US District Court in California denies motion to stay proceedings in case concerning undocumented immigrant children
On Thursday , the United States District Court for the Central District of California denied an ex parte application for stay of proceedings. The application was filed by the defendants, chiefly the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (More)
UN experts urge states to protect rights of migrant caravan
UN experts on Wednesday called on select states to respect the human rights of migrants traveling in caravans from Central America towards Mexico and the US.In letters to the governments of Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the US, the experts voic (More)
Sixth Circuit decides against Social Security Administration
On Wednesday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Social Security Administration, declaring that it unfairly ruled against a number of individuals who claimed disability benefits and had received those benefits while represented by a (More)
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