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Sisters from Guatemala seeking asylum, cross a bridge to a port of entry in to the United States from Matamoros, Mexico, in Brownsville, Texas. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Denied Asylum, But Terrified To Return Home

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The E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse in Washington, D.C., where a federal judge ruled against the Trump administration's detention of asylum-seekers. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Federal Judge Orders Administration To End Arbitrary Detention Of Asylum-Seekers

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The MV Lifeline, a vessel for the German charity Mission Lifeline, arrives with 234 migrants onboard in the harbour of Valletta, Malta, on Wednesday. Matthew Mirabelli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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EU Leaders Reach A Deal To Limit Migrant Travel

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Central American immigrants depart ICE custody, pending future immigration court hearings, on June 11 in McAllen, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Migrant Family Policy Now Moves To The Courts

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Watched by Vice President Pence, President Trump on Wednesday shows an executive order on immigration aimed at putting an end to the controversial separation of migrant families at the border. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke about his plan to limit the reasons for people to claim asylum in the U.S., at a Justice Department immigration review training program on Monday in Tysons, Va. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General Denies Asylum To Victims Of Domestic Abuse, Gang Violence

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Detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria at the Karnes County Residential Center, in Texas. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration And Advocates Clash Over What's Next For Migrant Children

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Migrants and day laborers cross the Suchiate River, which divides Mexico and Guatemala. The crossing happens despite immigration officials working on the bridge above. James Frederick for NPR hide caption

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Mexico Deploys A Formidable Deportation Force Near Its Own Southern Border

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Deana Quczada of Honduras has been camping with her young children on the street in Tijuana for several days. Going back to the violence in her home country is not an option, she says. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Central American asylum-seekers ride a bus to Tijuana on Wednesday, while passing through San Luis Rio Colorado along the U.S.-Mexico border. Hundreds of immigrants, the remnants of a caravan of Central Americans that began almost a month ago, set out on the last leg of their journey north in Mexico. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Asylum-seeker Allan Monga, 19, won Maine's Poetry Out Loud competition in March. But he's been barred from the national competition because he's not a citizen or permanent resident. Courtesy of the Maine Arts Commission hide caption

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Maine Asylum-Seeker Fights For His Right To Poetry

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The American Civil Liberties Union says that U.S. immigration authorities have unfairly separated hundreds of parents, most of them asylum seekers, from their young children. Paul J. Richards /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An old man prays inside Sultan Ahmed mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Daniel Candal/Getty Images hide caption

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Mosques Consider Sanctuary For Immigrants

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African migrants leaving an Israeli government immigration office in Bnei Brak, Israel. Posters in Arabic and Tigrinya on the wall announce Israel's "voluntary departure" policy for Sudanese and Eritrean migrants. Daniel Estrin/NPR hide caption

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Israel Gives African Asylum-Seekers A Choice: Deportation Or Jail

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The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, seen here in 2015, ruled Thursday that psychological tests of sexual orientation may not be used to rule on asylum applications. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP hide caption

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Benjamin Raphael of Nigeria (left) is a salesman who had never picked up a paint brush before he found asylum in Italy. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Painting Their Old Life Helps Them Build A New Life In Italy

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Amos Yee, a blogger who fled Singapore, spoke to reporters outside of the U.S. immigration field office in Chicago on Tuesday after being released from federal custody. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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People who illegally crossed the Canada-U.S. border near Hemmingford, Quebec, are processed in a tent after being arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Saturday. The flow of asylum-seekers has increased dramatically in recent weeks, and the wait to be processed can be several days, the CBC reports. The Canadian military is setting up a tent camp for new arrivals. Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Montreal's iconic Olympic Stadium, photographed in 2012, is now providing housing for newly arrived asylum seekers entering Canada from the U.S. Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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