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February 24, 1989
The number of Central Americans seeking political asylum in South Texas declined again under tough new immigration rules that place most of them in jail. Critics of the Immigration and Naturalization Service's Rio Grande policy said refugees would just be driven to other border crossing points or go underground. Only 10 applicants were processed Thursday, compared to 50 Wednesday and 233 Tuesday, the day the tougher rules went into effect.
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February 8, 1990 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, citing a need to "defend this border," on Wednesday revived its highly controversial policy of placing illegal aliens seeking political asylum in a remote detention center here. Under the plan, the aliens, mostly Central Americans, will be apprehended and brought to the tent camp for an immediate determination as to whether they qualify for political asylum. If they do not meet the INS' rigorous standard, they can then be quickly deported.
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NEWS
February 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Immigration and Naturalization Service on Tuesday erected tents inside a fence topped with barbed wire at a minimum-security prison under a plan to speed up processing of aliens and to jail those who are denied political asylum but refuse to accept immediate deportation. State Department officials began making recommendations on asylum applications under a plan announced Monday to deal with an influx of Central American immigrants and accelerate the weeding out of "frivolous" asylum claims.
NEWS
February 24, 1989
The number of Central Americans seeking political asylum in South Texas declined again under tough new immigration rules that place most of them in jail. Critics of the Immigration and Naturalization Service's Rio Grande policy said refugees would just be driven to other border crossing points or go underground. Only 10 applicants were processed Thursday, compared to 50 Wednesday and 233 Tuesday, the day the tougher rules went into effect.
NEWS
February 23, 1989 | MICHAEL KENNEDY and LEE MAY, Times Staff Writers
The flood of thousands of Central Americans seeking political asylum in the United States dwindled to a trickle Wednesday as word spread that immigration officials were making good on their vow to reject all but the most compelling of cases and detain other applicants in a tent city here. In an apparent victory for the U.S.
NEWS
February 21, 1989 | LEE MAY, Times Staff Writer
The federal government, trying to discourage "frivolous" claims for political asylum, Monday announced plans to detain Central Americans entering the United States in southern Texas and deport them quickly if they fail to qualify for refugee status. Immigration and Naturalization Commissioner Alan C.
NEWS
February 8, 1990 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, citing a need to "defend this border," on Wednesday revived its highly controversial policy of placing illegal aliens seeking political asylum in a remote detention center here. Under the plan, the aliens, mostly Central Americans, will be apprehended and brought to the tent camp for an immediate determination as to whether they qualify for political asylum. If they do not meet the INS' rigorous standard, they can then be quickly deported.
NEWS
October 31, 1986 | Associated Press
A shelter that has housed thousands of Central American refugees in the last four years closed Thursday, and more than 500 of its residents faced an uncertain fate. The remaining refugees from Casa Romero reported to a nearby Immigration and Naturalization Service center. INS officials said a decision would be made individually on whether they would be deported, placed in a detention center or released.
OPINION
March 15, 2014
Here's a response to Rick Perry for his latest attempt to woo California businesses to Texas that the Lone Star State governor might understand: Bring it on. Perry, whose state just poached L.A.-based Occidental Petroleum Corp., plans another swing through Southern California next week backed by an ad blitz touting Texas' business-friendly climate against California's supposedly commerce-hostile environment, according to a Times article on Thursday....
SPORTS
March 10, 1994 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI
One writer, one vote. First Team --Guards Jason Kidd of California and Jalen Rose of Michigan; Forwards Donyell Marshall of Connecticut, Grant Hill of Duke and Glenn Robinson of Purdue. Kidd makes it because there are no point guards like him in the college game. We're not sure there are any point guards like him in the NBA, which is where he probably will be playing next season.
NEWS
February 23, 1989 | MICHAEL KENNEDY and LEE MAY, Times Staff Writers
The flood of thousands of Central Americans seeking political asylum in the United States dwindled to a trickle Wednesday as word spread that immigration officials were making good on their vow to reject all but the most compelling of cases and detain other applicants in a tent city here. In an apparent victory for the U.S.
NEWS
February 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Immigration and Naturalization Service on Tuesday erected tents inside a fence topped with barbed wire at a minimum-security prison under a plan to speed up processing of aliens and to jail those who are denied political asylum but refuse to accept immediate deportation. State Department officials began making recommendations on asylum applications under a plan announced Monday to deal with an influx of Central American immigrants and accelerate the weeding out of "frivolous" asylum claims.
NEWS
February 21, 1989 | LEE MAY, Times Staff Writer
The federal government, trying to discourage "frivolous" claims for political asylum, Monday announced plans to detain Central Americans entering the United States in southern Texas and deport them quickly if they fail to qualify for refugee status. Immigration and Naturalization Commissioner Alan C.
NEWS
October 31, 1986 | Associated Press
A shelter that has housed thousands of Central American refugees in the last four years closed Thursday, and more than 500 of its residents faced an uncertain fate. The remaining refugees from Casa Romero reported to a nearby Immigration and Naturalization Service center. INS officials said a decision would be made individually on whether they would be deported, placed in a detention center or released.
NEWS
December 24, 1988 | BARRY BEARAK, Times Staff Writer
Ana Montez is living in a baseball stadium. She sleeps on a bunk bed in the visitors' locker room. There are no crowds in the grandstands, just a tangle of other refugees edging for space in the enclosed ramps and tunnels. Last week, Miami turned its Bobby Maduro Stadium--customary home to spring training games and rock 'n' roll shows--into a makeshift shelter for hundreds of Nicaraguans who have made their way to this city.
NATIONAL
September 22, 2005 | Maria L. La Ganga, Times Staff Writer
On this day, everything was already out of whack, and Hurricane Rita was still more than 72 hours away, spinning into a fury in the Gulf of Mexico. The Target store -- normally bustling -- was empty save for a handful of weary police officers buying beef jerky, and the staging area for ambulances set up in the parking lot. Patients with IV poles by their sides were queued up on gurneys in the hospital lobby.
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