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Afghans carry a body after a car bomb in Kabul last month; 3,438 civilians were killed last year in the country and 7,015 wounded. Photograph: AFP Contributor#AFP/Getty Images. Calls for the Home Office to stop returning asylum seekers to Afghanistan have intensified after a report that showed that the ...

Helsinki, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Several demonstrations against deporting Afghani asylum seekers are taking place in Finland over the weekend. A gathering of 400 people in the Narinka Square in central Helsinki on Saturday met with a counter demonstration nearby, and conflicting words were exchanged ...
Despite its reputation as a haven for refugees, Canada has been deporting North Korean asylum seekers who came to the country through South Korea. Nearly 2,000 have been sent away since 2013 because the government says they lied on their asylum application forms. Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports ...
Just under 1,000 asylum seekers have been housed in Nottinghamshire since 2001, newly-released figures have shown. The large majority of those who were moved to the county were placed in the city, and only one other council - Broxtowe - has housed asylum seekers under the scheme. Of the 965 ...
A Cyprus court has ordered the detention of two asylum-seekers on suspicion that they instigated a small uprising at an immigrant reception center, causing extensive damage to offices and setting fire to furniture and trash bins. Cyprus police said the Friday night unrest involved about 25 people at the ...

protesting asylum seekers torched rubbish bins, smashed windows, and hurled stones and other objects at police at a reception centre in Kofinou overnight, reportedly because they want to be moved to Italy. police arrested two individuals from Eritrea and were seeking two others who are believed to be ...
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 ...
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 ...
Two men, aged 24 and 25, from Eritrea were remanded in custody for six days on Saturday after riots broke out at an asylum reception centre in Kofinou during which rubbish bins were torched and installations damaged. The court heard the two suspects and another man, also from Eritrea, started ...
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 ...
The number of asylum seekers has decreased in the first month of 2018 compared to a year ago. Pictured: Foreign affairs minister Jean Asselborn is at the professional gardening training centre in Agadez, Niger, financed by a fiduciary African fund from the EU, and implemented by Lux-Development on 7 ...
asylum seekers on Manus Island have been told to stay in their accommodation after three men were allegedly attacked and injured by soldiers from the Papua New Guinea Defence Force. The asylum seekers from Iraq, Iran and Pakistan said they were set upon by a group of soldiers while walking in the ...
asylum-seekers whose applications have been pending for 150 days or more can apply for a work permit while they wait, and the Trump Administration believes .... Central American immigrants seeking asylum are released from U.S. immigration agents and greeted by Catholic Charities workers on Jan.
In more recent years, multiple reports and articles have come out describing how various DHS agencies fail to uphold, or even subvert, asylum law, unnecessarily detaining asylum seekers, sexually abusing them, or deporting them back to countries where they were persecuted. A woman seeking asylum in ...
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 ...
The EU directive still allows restrictions on work for asylum seekers, and earlier this year, the Irish government introduced a proposal that would require any job taken by an asylum seeker to pay more than $35,000 per year, and that any job an asylum seeker applies for could not be filled by an EU citizen or ...

asylum seeker, 18, who speaks little English is forced to defend himself in court ... An 18-year-old asylum seeker who didn't speak English was forced to defend himself at an immigration tribunal. ... Unaccompanied child asylum-seekers are allowed to remain the UK but this expires on their 18th birthday.
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".
The absolute ban on asylum seekers working in Ireland is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The government's solution to the judgment, which was expected after a ruling last May, has been criticised by politicians, activists and industry chiefs because it excludes certain employment ...
Starting the first of April, the government says it will give the asylum seekers the choice between prison and "voluntary" deportation. .... "I thought, if you can apply you can at least prove that you tried," said Anwar Suliman, a Sudanese asylum seeker who IRIN profiled in this 2017 film and interviewed again ...
Home affairs director of asylum seeker management Mandla Madumisa and Advocate Maemo Machete were addressing a two-day hearing by the South African human rights Commission (SAHRC) in Johannesburg on Thursday, according to a GroundUp report. The hearing is into the causes and effects ...
The last column by my good friend and colleague Yair Assulin ("The Expulsion Continues - and the Mizrahim Are Silent," Haaretz, February 1) saddened me greatly. First, because his assertion that the Mizrahim (Jews of Middle Eastern or North African origin) have been silent about "the absurdity of the ...
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 ...
Herzliya, Israel -- Thousands of African asylum seekers are protesting an Israeli plan to deport them. The mostly Eritrean and Sudanese who illegally entered Israel will be expelled under the new plans. The government has issued an ultimatum, telling them to leave the country by April 1 -- in exchange ...
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 ...
A crowdfunding page has been set up to raise money to outrightly purchase Katie Hopkins' house and use the luxurious property as a home for refugees or asylum seekers. The controversial columnist has been forced to put her million pound mansion in Exeter on the market after losing a libel case to food ...
3,172 refugees and asylum-seekers have been forcibly transferred by Australia to 'offshore processing' facilities in Papua New Guinea and Nauru since the introduction of the current policy in 2013.1 Of these, some 800 remain in Papua New Guinea. Following the Australia-United States relocation ...
"In the latest chapter of its longstanding quest to dodge its refugee protection duties, Israel is threatening to lock up thousands of asylum seekers who refuse to leave," said Gerry Simpson, associate refugee director at Human Rights Watch. "Instead of jailing them, Israel should fairly identify and protect ...
"We call on you to retract the cabinet resolution [approving the] arrest and forcible deportation of the asylum seekers who have taken refuge in Israel," 470 college and university faculty members wrote in the letter addressed to the prime minister, members of the cabinet and President Reuven Rivlin.
Hundreds of Israeli rabbis say they will personally hide African asylum-seekers in their homes. PRI's The World. January 19, 2018 · 6:00 PM EST. By Sarah Birnbaum ... Tens of thousands of African asylum-seekers, largely from Sudan and Eritrea, live in Israel. The government has announced the refugees have 90 days to ...
employment opportunities open to asylum seekers under new measures proposed by the Department of Justice this week are "exceptionally limited" and will effectively bar the majority of men and women in the protection system from actually finding work, experts have warned. Minister for Justice Charlie ...
"Referring asylum seekers for prosecution is a clear violation of U.S. treaty obligations, and places asylum seekers at heightened risk of return to countries where they may face persecution," said Human Rights First's Olga Byrne. "seeking asylum is a legal act, but this administration is committed to ...
"We call on you to retract the cabinet resolution [approving the] arrest and forcible deportation of the asylum seekers who have taken refuge in Israel," 470 college and university faculty members wrote in the letter addressed to the prime minister, members of the cabinet and President Reuven Rivlin.
asylum seekers in El Paso face a spirit-breaking immigration system that has toughened under the Trump Administration, according to a new report. ... Advocates said that lengthy detention of pregnant women, journalists and others seeking asylum have occurred in past administrations but have worsened ...
SEVEN asylum seekers and refugees will receive full scholarships enabling them to study at University College Cork (UCC), which has been designated ... For the past two decades, UCC employees and student societies have been engaging with local asylum seeker and refugee communities.
If Heschel were alive today, he would be "passionately protesting the plans to expel African asylum seekers and refugees to a tragic fate in Africa," Grenimann wrote on facebook on Jan. 15. "Especially when these things are being done by representatives of a people who have themselves suffered ...
Meanwhile, the asylum seeker's claims were found to be genuine, Carey told The Guardian, and he was granted asylum in the UK. The Home Office has form when it comes to mishandling asylum cases: in 2016, six asylum seekers' details were mistakenly made available online. In that case, TLT v Home ...
The Anne Frank Home Sanctuary Movement hopes to assist the near 40,000 African asylum seekers predominately from Eritrea and Sudan that the .... Silverman recounted to Haaretz a particular story of an Eritrean asylum seeker who came to Israel and wanted to stay here until it was safe to return to his ...
There is a growing body of theatre about the anguish of asylum seekers. For me the big breakthrough came in 2000 with Kay Adshead's The Bogus woman, scorchingly performed by Noma Dumezweni, which opened my eyes to the humiliations endured by those seeking refuge in Britain. While Tim ...
For example, in Plymouth, UK, an initiative called START Walking offers a series of walking tours, giving university students and asylum seekers a chance to explore the city's parks and nearby countryside. The walks are opportunities to make friends both within the asylum seeker community and outside it, ...
The AAT, and subsequently Judge Sandy Street, heard appeals from an Indian man who was seeking protection in Australia, claiming he faced persecution in his homeland because of his homosexuality. The asylum seeker, from a conservative Sikh family in India, argued he would be persecuted because ...
Thirty-five prominent Israeli authors penned a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday calling on him not to deport asylum-seekers. ... The authors wrote the letter amid a number of other public pronouncements of protest over the past few days in opposition of asylum seeker deportation.
asylum seekers entrust the government with extremely sensitive, sometimes life-threatening, information in the course of their asylum claims and it is vital to the integrity of that system that it is kept confidential. Least of all do they expect that it will be shared with their persecutors in their country of origin.
The number of new arrivals in Germany seeking asylum fell 33 percent on the year to 186,000 in 2017, data from the Federal Interior Ministry showed, down from 280,000 the previous year and 890,000 in 2015, when unprecedented flows overwhelmed Europe's border controls. Immigration is one of the ...
Changes to asylum seeker regulations has left many of them broke and isolated, when most of them already do not have the right to work. The Red Cross has criticised these changes, and an MP for the Left-Greens believes it is likely one of many aspects to the Law on Foreigners which will soon be ...
A Home Office spokesperson responded by saying asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute were supported with free accommodation and a weekly cash allowance for each person in the household. "If an asylum seeker or their dependant has additional needs because of their particular ...
In January last year, the council then voted to implement an asylum seeker Dispersal pilot scheme - separate to the SVPRS - after being asked by the Home Office to help ease pressure on Wales' four existing dispersal areas. Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Wrexham were experiencing a "chronic shortage ...
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A "great number" of Salvadoran asylum seekers fleeing the United States could end up in Windsor as their protected status ends. The right to stay in the U.S. was extended to people from El Salvador after two deadly earthquakes shook the country in 2001, killing hundreds and leaving thousands homeless.


 

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