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Molly O'Toole

Molly O'Toole is an immigration reporter based in the Los Angeles Times' Washington, D.C. bureau. Previously, she was a senior reporter at Foreign Policy covering the 2016 election and Trump administration, and a politics reporter at the Atlantic's Defense One. She has covered migration and security from Mexico, Central America, West Africa, the Middle East, the Gulf, and South Asia. She is a graduate of Cornell University and NYU, but will always be a Californian.
Senate Republicans seek to block Central American minors from claiming U.S. asylum unless they apply at home

Senate Republicans propose barring Central American minors from claiming asylum in the U.S. unless they apply back home — which Democrats are sure to reject and one expert calls illegal.

Pentagon will keep troops on U.S.-Mexico border through September

The Pentagon has agreed to keep several thousand U.S. troops at the U.S.-Mexico border until Sept. 30, extending a controversial mission begun last fall.

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