Asylum-seekers get attorney access before return to Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge says a Guatemalan family seeking asylum in the United States cannot be forced to wait in Mexico as their case winds through U.S. immigration court without being allowe...

Border wall foes try to stop construction as sections built

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal appeals court has heard arguments to halt the military-funded construction of President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico. American Civil Liberties Un...

Migrants live in fear at Mexico-US border as violence flares

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Salvadoran woman seeking asylum in the United States spends her days holed up in her cousin's cramped slum house just across the border in Mexico — too scared to leave after receivi...

Tally of children split at border tops 5,400 in new count

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union says U.S. immigration authorities separated more than 1,500 children from their parents at the Mexico border early in the Trump administration, brin...

Judge blocks extension of fast-track deportations nationwide

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's move to vastly extend authority of immigration officers to deport people without allowing them to appear before judges, the thir...

Groups: Migrants told to wait in Mexico faced 'bait, switch'

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A Peruvian family that waited for six months at the Mexican border finally got their chance to make their case for U.S. asylum Thursday. But because they waited there as officia...

American asylum pact with Honduras seals 'Northern Triangle'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it has a deal that paves the way to send many asylum-seekers to Honduras, one of the world's most violent countries, to seek protection there. ...

Judge mulls bid to curb power to split families at border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge says he's struggling with a request to more narrowly define what behavior justifies separating children from their parents at the border. A two-hour ...

Judge set to rule on trial for suspect in synagogue shooting

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge was expected to rule Friday whether a 20-year-old former college student should stand trial on charges of firing an assault rifle inside a synagogue, killing one woman and inj...

Warrants say New Zealand attack inspired synagogue shooting

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Newly released search warrants give the clearest indication yet that the New Zealand attacks on mosques inspired a San Diego man to open fire during a Passover service at a California...

Appeals court: Trump can't use Pentagon cash for border wall

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump's ability to make good on a signature campa...

Facebook posts put Border Patrol on defensive at rough time

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A secret Facebook group for Border Patrol agents that included sexually explicit posts has put the agency on the defensive. One member says it was a forum for curren...

Search warrant cites synagogue shooter's hatred of Judaism

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A search warrant says the sole suspect in a Southern California synagogue shooting told an investigator that he adopted his hatred of Judaism 18 months before the fatal attack. ...

Man's deportation reversed in rebuke of government practices

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal court ruled Thursday that a Mexican man who was arrested during an immigration sting at a Los Angeles manufacturing plant should not be deported, a rebuke that may influence...

Tariff deal gives momentum to 'Remain-in-Mexico' policy

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a cramped San Diego courtroom, immigrant mothers cradled restless babies and toddlers as they waited to go before a judge. After a quick exchange, they were whisked back to Mexico ...