Asylum Policy

Louisiana federal judge blocks Biden administration from ending Title 42 asylum limits

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum at the southern border must continue, a judge said Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early of the next week. The decision is just the latest example of a court derailing the president’s proposed …

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Midlands councils suspend legal proceedings against Home Office over asylum seekers

Councils dropped legal action against Home Office Birmingham City Council, Coventry City Council, Dudley City Council, Sandwell MBC, Walsall MBC, Wolverhampton City Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council have issued a joint statement regarding the new dispersal policy total from the Ministry of the Interior. The councils suspended their partnership with …

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Applications for the Refugee Advisory Board are now open

Monday, May 16, 2022, 1:30 p.m.Press Release: New Zealand Immigration Qualified and experienced former refugees are asked to help support government decision makers and policy makers on issues impacting refugees in New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand (INZ), Refugees Seeking Equal Access at the Table (R-SEAT) and the Center for Asia …

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Iranian weightlifter quits her team and seeks asylum in Germany

The first Iranian weightlifter to win medals in international tournaments has applied for asylum in Germany after leaving the Iranian delegation to the World Junior Weightlifting Championship in Greece. Yekta Jamali, 17, disappeared from the hotel where they were staying in Heraklion on the Greek island of Crete on the …

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Guest Opinion: Overheated Immigration Debate Threatens Economy | News, Sports, Jobs

Immigration policy is reviving, especially among GOP politicians and their supporters. Surveys show that Americans are concerned about the unusual influx of immigrants and asylum seekers at the southern border, particularly from Central American countries, and the inability to cope with the massive influx. We talk …

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Biden’s refugee envoy works to reform the system after the Trump era

A senior US diplomat overseeing refugee policy says fixing the US refugee admissions process is one of her top priorities after years of downsizing, hiring freezes and budget cuts that have strained an already lagging system. “Modernizing and revitalizing the U.S. refugee admissions program is one of my top three …

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Médecins du Monde UK and University of Birmingham: Asylum seekers housed in temporary accommodation do not receive adequate and appropriate health care

Médecins du Monde UK and University of Birmingham: Asylum seekers housed in temporary accommodation do not receive adequate and appropriate health care May 09, 2022EIN A brief new report published last month by Doctors of the World UK (DOTW UK) and the University of Birmingham details concerns about the provision …

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Charlie Crist welcomes the extension of employment permits for asylum seekers

The change hopes to prevent individuals from being forced out of their jobs due to long delays in USCIS processing. Rep. charlie christ applauds the recent decision by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to automatically extend Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) from 180 days to 540 days. The change, …

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Letters to the Editor | The Economist

Listen to this story.Enjoy more audio and podcasts on iOS or Android. Your browser does not support the item . Save time by listening to our audio articles while you multitask OKAY Letters are welcome by e-mail to [email protected] neglect children I was happy to see The Economist draw attention …

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Immigrant deaths and injuries rise along US-Mexico border wall

Doctors from the University of California, San Diego published a study last week in the journal JAMA surgery document the number of immigrants who died or were injured attempting to scale sections of the new US-Mexico border wall. The study is the first to record casualties along the structure that …

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Faith groups criticize anti-refugee law

These girls are among 170 war refugees hosted at the Basilian monastery near Lviv, Ukraine. Photo CNS/Mykola Schepniy, courtesy of the Pontifical Mission Societies. Faith groups have joined a new coalition, “Fight the Anti-Refugee Laws,” which challenges the Nationality and Borders Law that came into effect on April 28. These …

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Texas sues to end Biden’s relaxed asylum policy for illegal immigrants

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit Thursday in an attempt to stop the new Homeland Security policy that will make it easier for migrants to seek asylum in the United States, saying the president and his team are in breach immigration law. Mr Paxton said the law gives …

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How race and religion have always played a role in the decision to seek refuge in the United States

In the weeks following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, millions of Ukrainians fled the country as refugees. Hundreds of these refugees have now arrived at the US southern border seeking asylum, having flown to Mexico on tourist visas. At the border, Ukrainians, alongside thousands of other asylum seekers, must navigate two …

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Judges hear row over asylum seekers’ ‘stay in Mexico’ policy – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The Biden administration is seeking the Supreme Court’s green light to end a controversial Trump-era immigration scheme that forces some people seeking asylum in the United States to wait in Mexico for their hearings. Judges on Tuesday hear arguments in the administration’s appeal of lower court rulings that required immigration …

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Keir Starmer says asylum seekers should apply in UK because of ‘misery’ French camps, to ease crisis

Keir Starmer is calling for asylum seekers trapped in “poverty” in French camps to be allowed to apply to come to the UK, to ease the Channel crossing crisis. The policy – also proposed by Paris, but rejected by Priti Patel – would succeed where sending refugees on what has …

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Conservative newspapers turn on Welby for asylum ‘rant’

CLEARLY, it takes a political wrangle to put religion on the front pages of the national press these days, even on Easter Day. The Archbishop of Canterbury’s sermon, which criticized the Home Office’s plan to relocate some asylum seekers to Rwanda on a one-way ticket, clearly sent conservative-leaning newspapers into …

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Biden asks Supreme Court to approve dropping Trump’s policy on keeping asylum-seeking migrants in Mexico

WASHINGTON — Courts can’t force President Joe Biden to abide by Donald Trump’s “stay in Mexico” policy indefinitely, especially since it endangers vulnerable migrants and hampers foreign relations. The Justice Department backed that claim in a Supreme Court filing on Tuesday in a clash with Texas and Missouri, which have …

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Title 42 immigration policy comes to an end as migrants await next steps at U.S.-Mexico border

The border wall separates Nogales, Arizona, from Nogales, Sonora, here on April 13, 2022. (Photo by Genesis Alvarado/Cronkite News) An infographic inside the Kino Border Initiative explains what it means to seek asylum, in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, April 13, 2022. (Photo by Genesis Alvarado/Cronkite News) The Last Supper is pictured …

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Do we only save refugees who look like us? – Best American Indian Magazine | San Jose California

If the displaced people look like you and share a similar culture, is it fair to offer more help to alleviate their suffering than to those who are “different”? Get stories from India Currents straight to your inbox. That was a question posed by journalists at a recent forum on …

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UNHCR and WFP help refugee children stay in school and realize their dreams – Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Nazanin, 11, lives with his mother and eight brothers in a small house in Saveh refugee camp in Iran’s central Markazi province. The family fled Afghanistan in 1985 and have lived in Iran ever since. Nazanin’s mother is struggling to provide for her children’s education after the death of her …

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Frontier group calls on Biden administration and Congress for comprehensive immigration policies as Title 42 ends

On Thursday, the Texas Border Coalition (TBC), a nonprofit coalition of border mayors, county judges and economic development commissions, sent a letter to the Biden administration and congressional leaders calling for a comprehensive policy immigration and borders. “As we all know, the COVID-related requirement known as Title 42 to deport …

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What is Title 42 and its effect on the US southern border?

For more than a year, the Biden administration kept in place on the US southern border a Trump-era policy known as Title 42, which allowed the US to quickly deport migrants. to their country of origin or to Mexican border towns. On April 1, the administration announced that the policy …

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Governor Ducey and the senses. Sinema and Kelly reinforce a lie about border security

Opinion: Yes, there is a crisis at the border. But Title 42 is not an immigration and border security policy. It is a public health policy. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, along with American senses Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly, would rather perpetuate a lie than structure a real immigration and …

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Border braces for record chaos as Biden ends pandemic shutdown policy

Sen. Bill Hagerty was with Border Patrol agents on Friday when news of the Biden administration’s decision to call off the pandemic emergency and reopen the border to illegal immigrants broke that evening. The Tennessee Republican said a “cloud of depression” descended on the officers as their worst fears came …

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Vulnerable Democrats warn Biden about reopening asylum | PA power and politics

PHOENIX (AP) — The Biden administration’s decision to end border asylum limits in May satisfied demands from prominent Democrats who had been anxiously awaiting the end of a program created by Donald Trump on behalf of public health. But it creates thorny political challenges for Democrats in the border region …

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Asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico face horrific conditions in shelters, legal aid groups say

ProBAR staff have also been told that smugglers are dropping people off at the shelter, which is scaring those living there. The smugglers work for or with Mexican cartels, who kidnap, sexually assault and kill immigrants. Shelter guests are only allowed to keep their cellphones from 8 a.m. to 7 …

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Refugee crises collide in Britain

LONDON — Britain evacuated around 16,000 people from Afghanistan last year, most in the chaotic final days of August as the Taliban suddenly took control of the country. Since then, most of them have been living temporarily in hotels across Britain, a situation which UK lawmakers say is increasingly untenable. …

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COVID-19 rates plunge as U.S. asylum limits decision nears

In California, 54 of 2,877 migrants tested positive in the first two weeks of March, according to the state Department of Social Services. That’s a rate of just 1.9%, down from the January 8 peak of 28.2%. In Pima County, Arizona, which includes Tucson, the seven-day positivity rate among migrants …

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War in Ukraine: MEPs release emergency funds for refugees | Actuality

Just two weeks after the European Commission presented its proposal, MEPs adopted the Cohesion Action for Refugees in Europe (CARE) measures under the urgent procedure, with 562 votes to two and three abstentions. Cohesion Fund for Refugees Updating the current Cohesion Policy rules will allow funds available to be quickly …

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Yvette Cooper slams Tory MP’s ‘deeply shameful’ votes on Borders Bill – LabourList

Yvette Cooper has slammed the ‘deeply shameful’ votes of Tory MPs who rejected House of Lords amendments to the Nationality and Borders Bill after a parliamentary debate today. Tory MPs have dropped all changes to the law made by their peers, including an amendment that would have blocked government plans …

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Traditional conservatism is upended by the Ukrainian refugee crisis

Recent weeks have seen renewed sympathy for the plight of Ukrainians displaced by Putin’s shock invasion of the country. The Home Office is suddenly being criticized for being slow to offer help to those in need, even from right-wing opinion makers who, until a few weeks ago, kept asking exactly …

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Russians seeking asylum at San Ysidro port of entry

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Like Ukrainians, many Russians are also leaving their homeland for fear of danger and reprisals amid the war, and dozens of them are now sitting on the southern border of the United States in the hope of applying for asylum. Siblings Ruvim and Regina left Russia …

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Pressure to end pandemic restrictions mounts as Ukrainians reach US border

A woman who fled Ukraine with her three young children attempted to cross the Tijuana-San Diego border earlier this week – only to be turned away due to sweeping pandemic border restrictions. Yesterday US immigration authorities relented, allowing the family to enter the country and seek asylum. But immigrant advocates …

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Britain’s Post-Humanitarian Response to Ukraine: Preserving a Racist Migration Regime

Lee Edwards, Professor of Strategic Communications and Public Engagement in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE, writes that even if media coverage constructs Ukraine as an exceptional case of conflict and horror, Britain’s post-humanitarian response clearly maintains a racialized state, where a benevolent public narrative and minor policy …

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The shameful UK policy on Ukrainian refugees

Poles took in 1.2 million Ukrainians fleeing carnage across the border. Moldova accepted 83,000, or 3% of its population. Faced with Europe’s worst humanitarian crisis in a century, the EU has triggered an emergency plan to allow Ukrainians to live and work in the bloc for three years. The UK, …

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Lesbos Bulletin: Update on Lesbos and the Aegean Islands, by the Greek Council for Refugees and Oxfam (7 March 2022) – Greece

New Oxfam report reveals stories of ‘prison-like’ EU-funded refugee center De facto detention, revenge tactics and desperation for residents of closed Samos refugee center A new report from the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) and Oxfam sheds light inside the new €43 million migration center on the Greek island of …

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Court limits Biden’s use of Covid policy to evict ‘families fleeing danger’

On Friday, human rights advocates celebrated a key victory in federal court while pressing US President Joe Biden to end what one critic called a ‘fake public health order. to deport immigrants seeking safety. “Thousands of families on the border can breathe a momentary sigh of relief.” Biden and Homeland …

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James O’Brien tears apart UK’s ‘reluctant’ response to Ukraine refugee crisis

March 1, 2022, 12:44 PM James O’Brien wonders why the government has been reluctant to offer the same welcome to Ukrainians fleeing the war as EU member states. “You know and I know now that our country’s response to the refugee crisis will be among the worst in the world …

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The Ukrainian war forces Hungarian Orban into political contortions

ZAHONY, Hungary – A dusty border town with a train station in northeastern Hungary, near the border with Slovakia and Ukraine, has become a transit point for people fleeing Russia’s war on Israel. Ukraine. It also threw a wrench in the political calculations of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Hungary’s illiberal, …

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Agricultural visa policy tarnished by political agreements

Australia’s agricultural visa policy is in disarray, writes Abul Rizvi. AFTER pledging to the first workers under the new agricultural visa arriving before Christmas 2021, Agriculture Minister David Littleproud publicly expressed his deep frustration at the slow pace of negotiations with ASEAN countries on the new visa as well as …

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Channel migrant crisis: Priti Patel told refugees ‘don’t slam doors’ | United Kingdom | News

The Home Office will release figures on the Channel migrant crisis this week. This will include data on “irregular” journeys, such as small boats, as well as statistics on the number of people coming to the UK. It comes as EU member states remain at odds with the UK over …

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Biden’s Unconscionable Adherence to Trump’s Cruel Migrant Deportation Agenda

Indeed, Covid-19 was a convenient excuse to enact a border restriction that the Trump administration wanted anyway; and if Covid was an excuse, there’s no reason to think it will be the only one or that this Title 42 app will go away as the coronavirus becomes rampant. There is …

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Newsom offers funds for COVID response at Mexican border

A migrant walks with a girl along a secondary border fence in San Ysidro, California, towards Border Patrol agents waiting further down the road to arrest them, after crossing the US border fence from Playas de Tijuana, in Mexico, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Oct. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Rebecca …

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Supreme Court to review ‘stay in Mexico’ asylum policy

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether the Biden administration can end a Trump-era immigration program that forces asylum seekers arriving at the southwest border to wait for approval in Mexico. . The court put the case on a fast track, scheduling oral arguments for April. …

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It’s time to treat all refugees equally in Aotearoa

Thursday, February 17, 2022, 11:49 a.m.Press Release: University of Auckland A damaging and unfair gap exists between the way we treat two groups of refugees in New Zealand and it’s time to change it, according to a new report. Co-authored by Professor Jay Marlowe of the University of Auckland and …

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Biden’s broken promise leaves asylum seekers trapped without work

Significant delays in the Biden administration issuing work permit renewal documents to asylum seekers in the United States have cost thousands of jobs, homes and cars, according to an immigrant advocacy organization. President Joe Biden came into office promising to reform the asylum system, but did nothing to remedy the …

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Federal government asks Sri Lankan filmmakers to create work on ‘illegal migration to Australia’

An Australian government-run short film competition in Sri Lanka has been “overwhelmed” with entries, despite supporters criticizing the campaign for trivializing the experience of asylum seekers and “exploiting the desires” of amateur filmmakers. Key points: Australian government competition offers prizes for films with ‘anti-people smuggling’ message Sri Lankan filmmaker says …

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UN official urges Mexico to find alternatives to detention or asylum for migrants

Mexico must seek alternatives to detention and asylum for migrants, especially ahead of an expected increase in arrivals this year, the representative of the United Nations refugee agency in the country said on Friday. Mexico registered a record 131,448 asylum applications last year, an 87% increase from 2019 with …

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The Season of Immigrant Hate is Here

Campaign season is upon us! You know how I know? Because everyone does their best to demonize immigrants. Scapegoating the most vulnerable among us for one’s own political gain is always despicable, of course, but it’s especially rich, coming from politicians running in a state so heavily dependent on immigrant …

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UK House of Lords throws cold water on overseas asylum processing plan

LONDON: Lords from the Conservative and Labor parties have criticized plans by the UK Home Office to overhaul the country’s asylum system, specifically targeting the government’s plan to process asylum seekers in offshore centres. On Tuesday, dozens of members of the House of Lords presented their amendments and criticisms of …

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The shortcomings of European migration policy in a refugee camp in Bosnia

Last November, a new camp for migrants was inaugurated in Lipa, in northern Bosnia, almost a year after the serious fire which in December 2020 completely destroyed a spontaneous camp not far from there: then almost 2 000 men, women and children were left without shelter and assistance during the …

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Around 37,000 asylum seekers in UK hotels at a cost of £1.2m a day, the Home Affairs Committee said

There are 37,000 asylum seekers, including Afghan refugees staying in UK hotels at a cost of £1.2million a day. The Home Affairs Committee has been told that 12,000 people fled Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the country last August. Asylum seekers land on a beach in Kent. Stock …

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A survey of asylum seekers in the United States — Refugees International

Under US law, all refugees, whether they arrive through the refugee resettlement program or have been granted asylum, are entitled to certain public benefits and services to help them integrate. Although there have been many studies that focus on the resettlement and integration of refugees, little comparable research has been …

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Some asylum seekers pin their hopes on Trump-era politics

FILE – Migrants sleep under a gazebo in a park in Reynosa, Mexico, March 27, 2021. Migrants saw the asylum closed due to U.S. restrictions denying humanitarian protections on the grounds of preventing the spread of the coronavirus, a Trump-era policy that the Biden administrative aides. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File) …

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Tucker Carlson’s Viktor Orbán Doc Imagines a George Soros Boogeyman

Tucker Carlson aired the final episode of his Fox Nation documentary series on Wednesday, a 25-minute film called “Hungary vs. Soros: The Fight for Civilization.” It’s pretty much what you would expect. Tucker travels to Hungary to investigate its traditional, Christian and family-oriented culture, pointing to the country’s strong incentive …

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Non-traditional security challenges threaten Turkey

Turkey’s security agenda has broadened significantly in the changing global security environment. Traditional security policies and practices were limited to protecting sovereignty and countering survival threats, mostly posed by direct engagement with other states. Thus, the emphasis was placed on military spending. There is no doubt that Turkey faces several …

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Nigeria’s migration policy will soon be reviewed

Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, Federal Commissioner for Refugees, Migrants and Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), said the country was working to review its migration policy. Over the years, Nigeria has hosted thousands of refugees from neighboring countries. Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Sulaiman-Ibrahim said Nigeria needs a migration policy that works for everyone as …

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‘Dead Meat’ and all you need to know about the operation Ghana rejected from the UK

Over the past few days, the term “Operation Red Meat” has been reported in the UK media. According to reports, the British authorities have drawn up a policy with plans for the resettlement of asylum seekers entering the United Kingdom. Apparently, this also included plans to set up immigration processing …

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Australia opens more places for Afghan refugees after scathing report

“It is disgraceful. Providing sanctuary to those whose service in Australia has put their lives and those of their loved ones at risk, and of course, after proper and rigorous security assessments, is well within the expectations of the Australian public. . Loading In light of evolving security conditions in …

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Macron calls for clear Western Balkan membership perspective and EU reform

STRASBOURG – French President Emmanuel Macron emphasized, among other priorities, the European perspective of the Western Balkans in his speech to the European Parliament, in which he presented the objectives of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union. In his speech, the French president stressed that Europe …

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The most pro-European German government ever? – European integration

The new German federal government took office on 8 December. After the Merkel era, this is a turning point not only for Germany, but also for the European Union. Brussels is waiting for new impulses from its largest member state. The new government brings together the three parties which had …

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A caravan of migrants from Honduras arrested in Guatemala

SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS — Several hundred migrants who left the Honduran town of San Pedro Sula on Saturday in the hope of reaching the United States entered Guatemalan territory where they were intercepted by authorities who have started talks to send them back to their country. of origin. Some …

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Djokovic’s ruling matches Australia’s tough immigration line – FOX13 News Memphis

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – (AP) – To people watching from afar, the treatment of tennis star Novak Djokovic by Australian immigration authorities might have seemed harsh. But Australia has long taken a tough stance on immigration, including storing refugees in offshore detention camps and preventing overseas citizens from returning home …

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British Home Office backs down on Syrian asylum seeker case | Europe | News and events from across the continent | DW

The case concerns a 25-year-old Syrian who arrived in the United Kingdom in May 2020. He allegedly escaped forced conscription into the army in 2017 to avoid being forced to kill other Syrians. The man, who has not been named for his protection, said his return to Syria would be …

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Prominent trans activist murdered in Honduras

GUATEMALA CITY – Officials from the United Nations Agency for Refugees in Central America and Mexico say they remain committed to helping asylum seekers and LGBTQ migrants in the region. UNHCR representative in Guatemala, Besem Obenson, told the Los Angeles Blade in an interview at her Guatemala City office last …

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Visa Gridlock: the wave of migration is coming … but who is it?

Deal with the problem of “people on planes” and not “people on boats”. Image: @troyscanon, Unsplash The Morrison government, Immigration Minister Alex Hawke and the business lobby are desperate for increased immigration to jumpstart the economy, but 330,000 migrants are stranded on transitional visas as the permanent migration program remains …

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“Everyone asks questions about Novak”, but Mehdi languishes for nine years in detention for Australian immigrants | Refugees

New. Nine birthdays in detention. Mehdi unleashes them: “Sixteen, 17, 18, 19 …” “I am 24 years old now,” he says, resigned. “I’m still here.” The days he spends now, forcibly confined to a Spartan room in a hotel requisitioned by the government to hold refugees, are as hard as …

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Salvadoran lawyer waited five years for his day in SF immigration court. She’s about to wait another four

A Salvadoran lawyer who fled death threats in her home country and built a new life in Oakland faces an almost nine-year wait for her day in immigration court. She is one of hundreds of thousands of people stuck in the same bureaucratic limbo. Ana and her son first arrived …

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Biden made limited changes to immigration policy

As a presidential candidate, Joe Biden criticized the administration of then-President Donald Trump for its immigration policies. Biden also vowed to enact reforms to allow more asylum seekers and refugees. However, Biden’s immigration policies in 2021 haven’t changed too much from those of the previous administration. The biggest change was …

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Indonesia says it will turn back Rohingya refugees from stricken boat

Fishermen spotted the single scull on Sunday, adrift off Bireuen, a district in the west of the island of Sumatra, carrying around 120 men, women and children fleeing Myanmar. “The Rohingya are not Indonesian citizens, we cannot just bring them in even as refugees. This is in accordance with government …

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Biden’s first year brings modest changes to immigration policy

As a presidential candidate last year, Joe Biden denounced the restrictive immigration policies of the Trump administration and pledged to enact comprehensive reform that would reaffirm America’s commitment to claimants. asylum and refugees. As Biden’s first year in the White House comes to an end, his immigration record shows as …

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Germany: Asylum applications rebound as COVID fears subside | News | DW

Germany remains the top destination country for asylum seekers to the European Union in 2021, new statistics show on Saturday. Newspapers from media group Funke compared data from EU statistical agency Eurostat, which showed that Germany received 100,240 asylum applications in the first nine months of the year, an increase …

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Call to transfer ex-prisoners to permanent visas

A spokesperson for Home Affairs could not say how many men, women and children who arrived in Australia by boat now live in the community on temporary visas, nor how many people are being held in places of detention alternatives (including hotels and hospitals). The department has not updated its …

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On International Migrants Day, reimagining migration beyond imperialism, militarism and racism

[Editor’s note: In recognition of the International Migrants Day (Dec. 18), Just Security is publishing this Saturday special. Interested readers can also explore our extensive past coverage of immigration, migration, and refugee issues.] “Don’t come. Don’t come.” Few will forget the June 2021 press conference when Vice President Kamala Harris …

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Human Rights First leads over 240 organizations calling on the Biden administration to end Trump-era policies and restart asylum

WASHINGTON DC – In light of the recent decision by the Biden administration to expand the Stay in Mexico policy and deploy it in tandem with Title 42 to turn away those at risk seeking safety in the United States, Human Rights First and the The Women’s Refugee Commission today …

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12,000 illegal refoulements this year “tip of the iceberg”, according to an NGO

Nearly 12,000 potential asylum seekers in Europe were illegally forced to cross a border in 2021, according to the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). “This may be just the tip of the iceberg here,” DRC secretary general Charlotte Slente told EUobserver on Thursday (December 16th). “Pushbacks become acceptable and to some …

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DHS facilitates the tracing of some refugees to save time

Homeland Security has dropped the interview requirement for spouses and children of refugees who wish to come to the United States on a package deal, saying it is taking too long to complete cases without much benefit to the government. additional work. The move is the latest removal from a …

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Trump’s asylum policy confirmed by justice

NEW ORLEANS – Federal appeals court has dealt yet another blow to the Biden administration’s attempt to overturn former President Donald Trump’s policy requiring people seeking asylum in the United States to remain in Mexico while their asylum application is being processed. In a ruling on Monday night, the 5th …

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Faith group creates ‘safe place to escape’ for LGBTQ asylum seekers

Church volunteers assembled furniture and hung decorations in the newly renovated building. They arranged almost all the necessities, right down to towels, linens, kitchen utensils and televisions. Over Thanksgiving weekend, the first residents of the Worcester, Massachusetts home moved in: three gay men seeking asylum in the United States “I …

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Angela Merkel, the invisible European

December 11, 2021 EXCEPTIONS PROVE who governs. In the summer of 2015, Angela Merkel suspended the EUasylum and allowed 1 million people to enter Germany, in the most controversial decision of his tenure. Rather than being sent back to their first port of entry in southern Europe, Syrians arriving in …

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UNICEF expresses concern over re-application of Trump-era “Stay in Mexico” policy, World News

UNICEF has expressed concern that the reapplication of Migrant Protection Protocols (MPPs) at the southern U.S. border with Mexico, as required by a court order, could threaten security and well-being of asylum-seeking children and their families. The MPP is a program of the United States government, launched on January 1, …

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New policy brief highlights lessons on asylum at airports in COVID-19 era

Unlike air travel which significantly slowed down during the pandemic, persecution, conflict and violence did not. In fact, COVID-19 has affected the livelihoods and security of many people and forced millions across borders to seek protection. The guidance note is based on research from seven countries (Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, …

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Australia’s asylum policy has been a disaster. It’s deeply troubling that the UK wants to adopt it

At the end of last month, at least 27 people drowned after their dinghy capsized as they attempted to cross the Channel to the UK. The International Organization for Migration has called it the biggest loss of life in the canal since data collection began in 2014. While UK Prime …

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Boris Johnson live news: President surrenders to police over allegations of cocaine use in Westminster amid drug crackdown

Christmas party reports ‘unfounded’, says Raab House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has said he will call police over “deeply concerning” allegations of drug use at the Palace of Westminster. The president said he was treating the issue as a priority and wanted to see “full and effective law …

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Greek asylum policies create food crisis among refugees: aid groups | Refugee News

Ritsona, Greece – Restrictive government decisions have excluded thousands of refugees from protection services and are creating a hunger crisis, aid groups say. Just under 18,000 refugees live in camps on the Greek mainland. More than half – 60 percent according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a United …

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Pope pledges to relocate 50 asylum seekers to Italy | Pope Francis

Pope Francis will travel to Cyprus with a message of compassion for the thousands of migrants who have fled to the eastern Mediterranean island, and a pledge that by the end of the year 50 migrants will have been relocated to Italy. The pontiff begins a politically sensitive tour on …

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Migrant advocates accuse EU of gross violations of the Geneva Convention

The migrant crisis on the Polish border, which Western powers accuse Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko of as engineering, gained international attention in November. But asylum seekers at the Polish-Belarusian border are not the only ones being returned across Europe’s land and sea borders, according to rights organizations and other observers. …

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‘Shocking’ UK moves refugee children to hotels | Immigration and asylum

A record number of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children arriving in the UK on small boats are being accommodated in four hotels along England’s south coast, a situation the Children’s Society has called “shocking”. Around 250 unaccompanied children who arrived in small boats would be accommodated in hotels, which Ofsted said was …

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The policy of the new German government towards Turkey

The Social Democratic Party (SPD) will probably strive to establish a constructive relationship with Turkey. This, in turn, will lead to tensions within the German coalition government, Daily sabah writing. During Angela Merkel’s time, there were a few highs and many lows in German-Turkish relations. In the period of the …

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