Latin America

3rd Circ. Says Physical Harm Not Necessary For Asylum Claim

The Third Circuit revived a Nicaraguan woman’s asylum petition on Friday, saying an immigration judge had erred in ruling that her claim couldn’t go forward because she hadn’t suffered physical harm during the course of her alleged past persecution…

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EPA Internal Watchdog Says Mexico Border Program Failing

The internal watchdog arm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a report on Tuesday that criticized the regulator for shortcomings in monitoring and implementing a bilateral program with Mexico aimed at protecting the environment along the border…

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Steve Bannon-Linked Border Fence Blocked After Feds Sue

After the Trump administration sued Thursday to block a private group from building a wall-like structure along the U.S.-Mexico border, a Texas federal court ordered construction temporarily halted, saying it might run afoul of agreements between the two countries…

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