Asylum

Sustainers make pledge drives shorter.

Sustainers make pledge drives shorter.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Western New York may be among the 300 officers the agency plans to transfer next month from the nation’s airports and northern border to southern Border Patrol outposts. The move comes as Border Patrol agents deal with an overwhelming number of asulym seekers trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.


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A federal judge has ruled that the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility in Batavia must reform how it decides parole for asylum.

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For immigrants and refugees seeking asylum, receiving proper medical evaluations before entering the United States could be lifesaving - especially for victims of torture.