Mexico cuts irregular migration to US in half, officials say
Mexican officials have dismissed US threats to impose tariffs linked to its ability to stop asylum-seekers from reaching US soil. A senior official said the strategy that Mexico put forward has been successful.
US Supreme Court allows Trump administration to enforce asylum restrictions
The top court's decision means the Trump administration can implement stricter asylum rules along the US-Mexican border while the policy is challenged in lower courts. The policy primarily impacts Central Americans.
US, Guatemala ink migration deal on Central American asylum-seekers
The deal may see citizens of Honduras and El Salvador forced to apply for asylum in Guatemala. In the US, the Supreme Court has given President Trump the green light to redirect funds to build part of his border wall.
German authorities rejected almost all 2019 church asylum cases
The federal office for migration and refugees (BAMF) turned down most of the church asylum cases in the first four months of 2019, according to media reports. Humanitarian groups have criticized the rejections as harsh.
Sweden grants asylum to 2 Pussy Riot activists
Two members of the Russian protest group have won an appeal on their asylum claim in Sweden. The couple said they had received death threats and feared arrest if forced to return to Moscow.
UK's asylum system abuses women's dignity
Following last year’s hunger strike by women asylum-seeker detainees in Yarl’s Wood in the UK, DW looks at the impact of the country’s immigration policy. Marianna Karakoulaki reports from London.
Germany deports record number of refugees to other EU states
Most of the asylum-seekers that were deported were sent to Italy. The deportations follow the EU's Dublin III rule, which states that applications must be processed in the first country of arrival.
Saudi woman in Thailand flying to Canada, granted asylum
A Saudi teenager seeking asylum has flown out of Thailand heading for Canada via South Korea. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Ottawa has granted asylum to Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun.