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And in Texas, supporters of 23-year-old asylum seeker Laura Monterrosa say she was put in solitary confinement for 60 hours at the T. Don Hutto detention center outside Austin in order to pressure her to recant her allegations that she was sexually assaulted by a guard. ICE says Monterrosa was under ...
A teacher, writer and leader of the community of asylum seekers in Israel, Ahmed's independently published book is the first to appear in Hebrew by an asylum seeker living in Israel. Its original English-language version was published in 2015 as "The Nightmare of the Exile: The Story of the refugee from ...

Japan has been accused of turning its back on asylum seekers, after it emerged that it accepted just 20 applications from a record 19,628 last year. This is even less than 2016, despite the number of applicants continuing to rise. Then, 28 were successful from the 11,000 that applied for asylum. For some ...
While commending Sweden's efforts to help asylum seekers and refugees, particularly at the peak of arrivals in 2015, the Commissioner for human rights Nils Muiznieks said in a report he was "concerned at the restrictions introduced". Sweden has registered around 400,000 asylum requests since 2012, ...
Before asylum seekers began to arrive in 2007, most cleaning jobs were held by immigrants who came from Ethiopia or from the former Soviet Union in the 1990s, Shimoni says. Some still are, while about 25% of cleaners are Arab Israelis. But the industry needs more workers, and he for one feels the ...
One asylum seeker's lawyer said the policy of Japan's government was punishing genuine applicants. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Japan accepted just 20 asylum seekers last year - despite a record 19,628 applications - drawing accusations that the country is unfairly closing its ...

BUDAPEST, Hungary - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, expressed today its dismay over recent additional restrictions at border crossing points, which have further reduced access to territory, for asylum-seekers and refugees. It also called the government of Hungary to withdraw a proposed bill that ...
Facing a court-imposed deadline, French lawmakers have approved a measure that allows detention for asylum-seekers and their families, and limitless house arrest for foreign convicts who cannot be expelled. In a contentious late-night vote Thursday, President Emmanuel Macron's majority party pushed ...
There are historical sites, including a red-light district known as "Husband's Alley," cute shops, galleries (today, Jerome is an artists' colony) and restaurants housed in the original buildings and an old hotel rumored to have been an insane asylum. The tab: Rooms at the Jerome Grand Hotel start at $165 a ...
As of December, the New York asylum office, where Koudjo filed his case, had 48,615 pending applications and was scheduling interviews for folks who applied from April to September 2015. Koudjo's case was slowly making its way through the queue, but now, his time spent in limbo and separated from ...
A 27-year-old gay asylum seeker from Mexico, Bringas had been in the United States for 13 years, and was living "a calm life" with his husband in a suburb of Kansas City. Together, he and his husband were raising Bringas's 12-year-old cousin, whom Bringas referred to as his daughter. Bringas was "by ...
What stood out the most from this mission at the time we were there, was a pervasive and worsening sense of despair among refugees and asylum seekers. I observed and people shared with us that many are staying in the rooms, not going out, and not meeting and talking with others around them.
That's the latest from urban explorer and longtime Weird NJ correspondent Wheeler Antabanez, who recently shared some footage from the last phase of demolition at the defunct Overbrook asylum in Cedar Grove. "This is the final moment for the abandoned mental hospital that has stood for more than a ...
Vesti claims that ever more Ukrainians are asking for political asylum abroad. In an article filled with generalizations and unsourced claims, Vesti posit that the war in Donbas and disillusionment with the political situation in the country are driving ever more Ukrainians to seek political asylum. Vesti does not ...
Only "16 percent of asylum seekers" who have arrived in Greece are likely to be sent to Turkey in spite of a controversial EU deal, the former head of Greece's asylum service said on Sunday. Maria Stavropoulou, whose term in office recently expired, told Greek newspaper Kathimerini that the small ...
LEICESTER, United Kingdom - A bishop in Ireland is praising the country's supreme court for striking down a law preventing asylum seekers from working but says more must be done to protect their human dignity. The supreme court ruling came nearly 9 months after the court declared the ban was "in ...
The British asylum process is a lottery and many asylum interviews are rushed, biased and resolved by "cut and paste" decisions by overworked Home Office staff, whistleblowers have told the Guardian. Former staff employed in deciding asylum claims said some colleagues had a harsh, even abusive, ...

San Francisco (BCN) A Sudanese man was arrested Thursday morning in San Francisco by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents after his asylum interview, an unprecedented move by immigration officials, according to the man's attorney. Attorney Caleb Arring, the attorney for San Jose ...
In-depth interviews with 33 individuals inside a north London Home Office asylum accommodation centre found that 82% had found mice in their rooms. The survey, by the human rights charity refugee rights Europe, also found that two-thirds of asylum seekers interviewed felt "unsafe" or "very unsafe".
Four buildings at the center of a housing debate in the city's asylum Hill neighborhood after The Chrysalis Center purchased the buildings for an affordable housing project, something the local NRZ opposes. The houses are at 852, 846 and 834 asylum Ave. and 1 Huntington St. (John Woike / Hartford ...
ROUND ROCK, Texas - A Cuban mother is fighting to bring her family together and seeks asylum here in the United States. She claims that Cuban ... her family for decades. New Cuban immigration policies make it harder for asylum seekers to stay in to the U.S. and legally establish permanent residency.
asylum seekers in Cara di Mineo, Europe's largest reception centre for asylum seekers. Photograph: Alamy. "The camp is run by bad people. They work with the police and the mafia," says Adedayo. Adedayo, a 29-year-old Nigerian man, has been living in the Cara di Mineo camp in Sicily for more than a ...
As President Donald Trump looks to clamp down further on immigration, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has overseen a record-high acceptance of asylum seekers. Data obtained by the Canadian Broadcasting corporation (CBC) revealed that Canada has accepted a higher proportion of asylum ...
asylum-seeker Aboubacar Soumah won the right to a bond hearing and a chance to be released from immigration detention two months ago. But he is still behind bars in upstate New York because he can't afford the $15,000 cash bond set by the immigration judge. Soumah has only $59 to his name.
NEW YORK - After thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the Rwandan embassy in Herzliya to protest the deportation of asylum seekers from Israel to the African country, thousands more joined them in protest outside Rwandan missions around the world in over a dozen cities. The cold and heavy ...
In 1980 in Arizona, a Quaker congregation and a Presbyterian church began providing legal and humanitarian assistance to Central American asylum-seekers who, for of a variety of political and foreign policy reasons, were not allowed to enter the U.S. as refugees despite the civil wars they were fleeing at ...
A large majority of Israelis support the deportation of African asylum-seekers to third countries that agree to take them in, according to a public opinion survey published Wednesday. The survey also found that most Israelis do not believe that the Jewish people, who suffered persecution throughout history, ...
asylum seekers can either apply for asylum affirmatively with the asylum office, or raise their fear of return to their home country as a defense to removal proceedings. The backlog at the asylum offices, for affirmative asylum seekers, includes around 311,000 individuals. Many of these asylum seekers have ...
But she and her children were both held in what Spanish-speaking asylum seekers call hielera, which translates into "icebox." The icebox, Crofter said, is a single room that houses multiple families. It's referred to as the icebox, he said, because it's really cold. Mother Jones, The Guardian, and The Atlantic ...
Australia's hard-line policy of mandatory detention for unauthorized boat arrivals saw thousands of men, women and children who were seeking asylum shunted to offshore processing facilities on Manus Island and the Pacific island nation of Nauru in recent years. The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Supreme ...
Hungary appears to have closed its borders to nearly all asylum-seekers. It's allowing in only two each day. That's according to human rights advocates who say the move violates international law. It's also causing panic among the thousands of asylum-seekers waiting to cross from Serbia. NPR's Soraya ...
Hungary has quietly closed its borders to nearly all asylum seekers, which human rights advocates say violates international laws and is stranding thousands of refugee families in Serbia. NPR interviewed asylum seekers, refugee advocates and a lawyer all with direct knowledge of the near closure and the ...
The agreement that dictates which EU country is responsible for asylum applications is not being implemented effectively and is failing to help families in Europe seeking to reunite, the UN has said. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) warned on Monday that the The Dublin III regulation introduced in ...
police attacked as 200 migrants storm Spanish border to claim EU asylum. MORE than 200 African migrants stormed the Spanish border in a bid to claim asylum, regional officials have said. By Vincent Wood. PUBLISHED: 09:59, Mon, Jan 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 10:38, Mon, Jan 15, 2018 ...
The Home Office announced on Monday that the current weekly subsistence payment of £36.95 paid to destitute asylum seekers, who are banned from working for their first 12 months, would rise to £37.75 from 5 February. The 80p increase follows an annual review required by a 2014 high court ruling that ...
The population and Immigration Authority, the Israeli government's immigration ministry, published a job notice last week that invites civilians to apply to become "inspectors" for the agency's asylum request department. The ministry is offering "appropriate pay" as well as a bonus that can reach 30,000 ...
Earlier this summer, the government also sent Emmanuel Dubourg, a Liberal Haitian-Canadian member of Parliament from Montreal, to Miami's "Little Haiti" to spread the word that getting asylum in Canada was difficult. "People come here and realize that this is not the Promised Land and that they could ...
In this publicity image released by FX, Jessica Lange portrays Sister Jude in a scene from "American Horror Story: asylum." Lange was nominated for an Emmy Award for best actress in a miniseries or movie on, Thursday July 18, 2013. The Academy of Television arts & sciences' Emmy ceremony will be ...
Seitz said it was "morally wrong" to treat an asylum seeker as a criminal and that his continued detention doesn't reflect U.S. values. Gutierrez and his adult son, Oscar, have been detained by U.S. immigration officials, first in Sierra Blanca and then in El Paso, since early December, when his case came to a ...
Austria's Interior Minister Herbert Kickl, who is a member of the Nazi-linked Austrian Freedom Party (FPO), caused outrage on Thursday for suggesting asylum seekers should be "concentrated" into special centers, the BBC reported. Kickl told reporters at a news conference that he supports creating "basic ...
French President Emmanuel Macron faces a backlash over plans to tighten immigration law as the number of asylum seekers soars, with aid and emergency agencies accusing his government of planning mass expulsions. To try to ease the tension, Macron dispatched Prime Minister Edouard Philippe to ...
Israel holot detention center asylum seekers who are being held take part in a day of protest at the of Holot detention center where hundreds of migrants are being held on February 17, 2014 in the southern Negev desert of Israel. More than 50,000 illegal African migrants are seeking asylum after escaping ...
Fast Retailing Co., the parent company of major retailer Uniqlo, has put out the welcome mat for Japan's small number of recognized refugees, offering job opportunities for some who might dream of careers in fashion or sales. Even so, for most refugees, language barriers and other issues remain hurdles ...
There are an estimated 38,000 asylum-seekers currently living in Israel, mostly from Africa. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants them gone. Netanyahu has ordered his national security adviser to look into the legality of Israel forcibly deporting thousands of asylum-seekers, whom Netanyahu has ...
On Wednesday, the cabinet was presented with a plan that it approved to expel African asylum seekers from Israel. The population and Immigration Authority will call upon Eritrean and Sudanese citizens in the country to leave Israel within three months if they are to avoid possible detention for an indefinite ...
I have been representing asylum seekers for over a decade, and it was with a heavy heart that I read the recent article detailing the government's plan to separate children and parents at the border and to go after the parents of minor unaccompanied children. It might surprise people to know that in 2016 ...
A wealthy businessman wanted by authorities in Vietnam on charges of espionage has been detained by immigration officials in Singapore and is seeking asylum in Germany to avoid being repatriated, according to reports. Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security issued an order to prosecute Da Nang-based ...
Most of the asylum process happens once the person has been transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- or ICE -- custody, and back-ups in that transfer system can leave CBP with limited space in its temporary holding cells at the border. Large groups of migrants arriving at once can also ...
The population, Immigration and Border Authority has launched its campaign to begin ridding Israel of its African asylum seekers, announcing Monday that many Eritrean and Sudanese nationals will have to leave the country within the coming months or be incarcerated indefinitely. There are some 35,000 ...
We have a story now from the U.S.-Mexico border, where a backup at border entry points has left asylum-seekers temporarily trapped in Mexico with nowhere to go. Many of them are stuck in an unusual, sometimes dangerous limbo - avoiding Mexican authorities while waiting to turn themselves over to ...


 

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