Asylum Policy

A country with few asylum seekers wants even fewer

August 7, 2021 SUNTIL, SUN the weather in the south of England brings the scent of sausage barbecues, the quirky tinkle of ice cream vans and inflatable boats filled with asylum seekers. According to BBC, more people have already crossed the Channel this year than during the whole of 2019 …

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Why the human rights violations in Australia’s offshore detention centers are appalling

Australia’s blindness Illustration: Liu Rui / GT “China has launched another furious attack on Australia’s human rights record,” the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported after Australia’s third Universal Periodic Review at the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. In fact, Russia, Nepal, Syria, the Marshall Islands and …

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Migrant exclusion policy can stay in place longer

News reports indicate that the Biden administration may not cancel a policy that keeps migrants out of the country at the end of July, citing health measures given the growing number of coronavirus cases in the United States Immigrant advocates were already pressuring the Biden administration to end what’s known …

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US Must Support Afghan Women, Girls Who Defended Freedom

As US and coalition forces pull out of Afghanistan and the Taliban militia gains more territory, women and girls who have resisted gender-based violence and fled to protective shelters, even prisons, risk to be returned to their families where they face further abuse, including death. According to the U.S. State …

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LATEST: New Swedish migration law comes into force

The bill, presented by the Social Democratic-Green government at the end of April, was approved by Swedish parliament last month. The background is that a new set of laws was needed to replace the temporary legislation that was introduced in 2016 to reduce the unprecedented number of asylum claims at …

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US law “dehumanizes” immigrants: essay

The United States can proudly see itself as a society governed by “the rule of law” – but its immigration policy uses legal principles to punish individuals seeking a better life in this country, rather than protecting them, argues Jennifer chacon, professor at the law school of the University of …

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Despite criticism, DeSantis travels to Texas to talk about border security; FL is a “destination” for illegal crossings

Governor Ron DeSantis visited Texas on Saturday, July 17, 2021 to discuss border security, with Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, Florida Senate Speaker Wilton Simpson and others attended the discussion in Texas. Credit: Screenshot, KXAN News. Florida State Police dispatched by Governor Ron DeSantis to help …

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