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A caravan of Central American migrants is on its way to Tijuana. Some 200 members of the Pueblo Sin Fronteras caravan are preparing to ask for U.S. asylum. Many are Hondurans who say they are fleeing gangs who threaten to kill and extort them. Some from the caravan began arriving in Tijuana ...

Preston's earlier immigration writing for the New York Times is the stuff of notoriety here at the Center for Immigration Studies, because they have always carried a bias in favor of aliens and against anyone or anything that smacks of enforcement or regulation or control, and indifference to our ...
Why it matters: This has long been a point of tension between the two world powers. Beijing blames the U.S. for enticing Chinese nationals to leave by granting them asylum, but the U.S. blames China for what it perceives to be oppressive policies and for making it difficult to deport people back to China. asylum seekers
"There have already been cases of people being illegally turned away by border officials when trying to request asylum at the U.S. border," Alex Mensing, a spokesperson for Pueblo Sin Fronteras, an immigrant rights group that organized the event, told Newsweek. "Others have been processed," ... Asylum Seekers

Europe's economic powerhouse is still a hotspot for refugees. Germany alone granted 60% of all positive asylum decisions from in the European Union (EU) in 2017, according to recent data (pdf) by Eurostat. France granted the second highest number of asylum protections, followed by Italy, Austria ...
Austria's government surged to power late last year with a promise to stop illegal migration and crack down on refugees, and its latest move is to target their phones. Asylum seekers will be forced to hand over their mobiles so the authorities can check their identities and where they have come from, ...
JERUSALEM (JTA) — More than 20,000 protested against a government plan to deport African asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan to a third country in Africa during a rally in Tel Aviv. The rally in Rabin Square was organized by NGOs and Sudanese and Eritrean groups, as well as the Stop the ...
The rally was organized by Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers along with Israeli residents of south Tel Aviv, where many of the refugees and migrants live, and various aid organizations. “You can stand with the veteran residents of south Tel Aviv and also with the asylum seekers,” wrote the organizers ...
A regular presence in San Diego's coffeehouse folk scene in the late 1960s, he was living out of his car when Herb Cohen, the manager for the Mothers of Invention and Linda Ronstadt, discovered him and helped to secure a record deal with the fledgling Asylum Records. David Geffen and Elliot Roberts ...
A third son made it. After being shot by gangsters and spending three days in a coma, he fled north at 17 as part of the wave of Central American children who arrived in the U.S. in 2014, escaping the violence that has ravaged the region. He was ultimately granted asylum, and now lives in Los Angeles with ...
The asylum seeker who filed the original appeal is 29 years old. He was drafted into the Eritrean army at 17 and was only granted leave to see his family two years later. He did not return from leave, but instead hid in his village. A year later tried to flee Eritrea but was arrested and imprisoned for two years.
They have long grown exhausted of living in detention-like conditions in the so-called hotspot for asylum seekers stranded in Samos, and the children are yearning for a way out. “I came back to the container we live in to tell them the bad news. They were waiting for me in bed, huddled together like little ...
The number of asylum applications in Europe dropped by nearly half last year ... This figure was just over half the number recorded in 2016, when 1,206,500 migrants applied for asylum in the bloc. ... Asylum seekers from these three countries accounted for 30% of all first-time applicants in 2017. Overall ...
It took more than four months, a bombardment of letters and calls and protests, an FBI investigation, a federal lawsuit and the intervention of at least 46 members of Congress — but Laura Monterrosa, a 23-year-old Salvadoran asylum-seeker who alleged sexual abuse at an immigrant detention center ...
Women and children arriving from Central America are claiming asylum because, they say, they've been the victims of gangs, or domestic violence, in their home countries. But some critics, like former immigration judge Andrew Arthur, say claiming asylum has become a "sort of catchall for truly inventive ...

Immigration lawyers said Ibrahim has what should be a clear-cut asylum claim, but that the conditions in detention, including a lack of access to the internet and the fact that staff at the facility didn't tell him the CD had arrived, prevented him from presenting a compelling argument for staying in the U.S. His ...
Arkham Asylum regularly features in Batman stories, usually because The Joker or some other supervillain has escaped from it. Here, though, the asylum is the star, fleshed out as a setting like it never has been before. Later Arkham games took Batman to Gotham City, dramatically increasing their size and ...
Changes to the SRSS regime were imposed late last year, when individual asylum seekers – living legally in the Australian community on bridging visas – were told they were being cut off from their support. But details of the breadth of the policy have become clearer over recent weeks, with more and more ...
The number of Eritrean women working as prostitutes in Israel soared last year to about 360 from about 200, according to data submitted by aid agencies to the Knesset subcommittee on human trafficking. The agencies voiced fears that the number of asylum seekers engaged in prostitution will grow in the ...
HOUSTON — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit Friday accusing the U.S. government of broadly separating immigrant families seeking asylum. The lawsuit follows action the ACLU took in the case of a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter, who the group said was ...
A man fleeing persecution in The Democratic Republic of Congo learned Thursday he has been granted asylum. Toto Kisaku, who lives in Middletown, fled Congo three years ago to escape political persecution for speaking against the government through musical performances. He's been working with ...
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned a decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that casts doubt on the right of asylum seekers to an evidentiary hearing before immigration judges. The organization notes that the move, announced in a summary decision this week, is part of the ...
Allan Monga had never given much thought to poetry before last summer, when he arrived in Maine as an asylum-seeker from Zambia. At the time, he was almost completely alone, living at a teen shelter in Portland and nervous about speaking with anyone in his new country. "It was really hard for ...
Each year, thousands of asylum seekers are rehoused across the UK. But in some areas residents say they are not happy with the influx, or the lack of communication. "It's a fantastic area, very-close knit community. One of those areas where all the neighbours are on first name terms with each other," Ajit ...
More than 100 Iranian Christians have been rejected for asylum in the United States under President Donald Trump. Those refugees have been stranded in Austria, and could face persecution if they are deported back to Iran. A spokesman for the State Department said that the applications for resettlement had been ...
A Cuban couple seeking asylum in the United States reunited after being separated by Homeland Security for more than three months. KVUE defenders first told you about Minna Abreu Garcia and Miguel Bruce Varona two weeks ago. Now, finally together on American soil, the two can plead their case for ...
Around 20,000 Israelis gathered alongside African asylum seekers in Tel Aviv to protest against the Israeli government's policy of deportations and imprisonment of the asylum seekers. The protest took place in south Tel Aviv, where most of the city's asylum seekers live, and local residents have long ...
Many of those demands reflect the administration's desire to all but halt U.S. asylum protection for individuals seeking protection from persecution, including by possibly sending asylum seekers back to Mexico to seek protection there. At a time of global humanitarian crisis and with over 300,000 asylum ...
Doubleday. $26.95. Two pieces of Canadian history lie behind Sharon Bala's debut novel, “The Boat People.” The first involves the arrival — in August 2010 — of the merchant vessel Sun Sea at Equimalt naval base in British Columbia, carrying hundreds of Sri Lankan asylum seekers. The second involves ...
The government of French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled tough proposed immigration rules on Wednesday that human rights organizations say will victimize asylum-seekers. The bill, which was presented at a cabinet meeting at Elysee Palace, will shorten the process of deporting people who do ...
Four years after the Australian government was repeatedly warned the mould growing throughout Nauru's regional processing centres was making people sick, refugee families, including young children, are still being forced to live under rotting canvas in Nauru. At least 330 refugees and asylum seekers, ...
The two were arrested in November last year after the body of Babikir Ali Adham-Abdo, a 40-year-old asylum seeker from Sudan, was found near the Petah Tikva municipality building. Security cameras showed the two defendants vehemently kicking the victim, whom they said had addressed them and a ...
Italy is one of Europe's main arrival points for migrants, but processing each asylum request can take up to two years. That's a long period of forced idleness for asylum seekers. In response, the Italian government has decided to spend €50 million over two years on professional training schemes for ...
Women, children, families and those with pending asylum requests submitted before 2018 get to stay, Israeli authorities say. It's single men who Israel claims are economic migrants who are receiving deportation notices. Some of the men had their asylum bid rejected. Others never submitted one.
Israel's plan to force African migrants to choose between deportation — with a cash stipend — or jail has sparked a backlash. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This Week. Delivered to your inbox, these are the NPR stories you don't want to miss. E-mail address.
An asylum seeker found dead in Swansea marina killed himself after his dreams of studying in the UK were dashed, an inquest has heard. Eyob Tefera, from Ethiopia, tried to claim asylum twice after he arrived in the UK in 2015 but his applications failed. The 27-year-old's body was found in the marina in ...
The government says the bill aims at accelerating expulsion of people who don't qualify for asylum and offering better conditions for those who are allowed to ... on Wednesday presented a bill to enforce tougher immigration rules, decried by human rights organizations as repressive toward asylum-seekers.
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 ...


 

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