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The situation in Afghanistan is still very dangerous, and people sent back to the country run the risk of being kidnapped, tortured and killed, according to 10 aid organizations. They call on the Dutch government to stop deporting asylum seekers back to the country, RTL Nieuws reports. The aid organizations ...
U.S. immigration lawyers are telling Central Americans in a caravan of asylum-seekers that traveled through Mexico to the border with San Diego that they face possible separation from their children and detention for many months. They say they want to prepare them for the worst possible outcome.

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on a caravan of Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States (all times local):. 11:15 p.m.. With people rallying on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border to support a caravan of Central American asylum seekers, one of those planning to turn herself in to U.S. ...
About 50 people from a Central American migrant caravan including women, children and transgender individuals tried to seek US asylum on Sunday but were not immediately allowed to cross the Mexico border because officials said the facility was full. Wearing white armbands to distinguish themselves ...
TIJUANA, Mexico — As almost 200 Central American migrants approached the U.S. border crossing here Sunday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the crossing was full before the caravan of migrants began seeking asylum. The migrants are part of a caravan that has drawn the attention, and ire, ...
After traveling through Mexico with great fanfare for a month under the Trump administration's watchful eye, nearly 200 Central American migrants attempting to seek asylum in the United States were stopped in their tracks when border inspectors said that a crossing facility didn't have enough space to ...

A group of about 300 people is waiting in Tijuana to seek asylum in the U.S. After receiving legal advice, the migrants planned to turn themselves over to U.S. authorities at the San Ysidro border crossing Sunday. The migrants, many from Central America and traveling with families, reached the border town ...
MONTREAL — As Nigerian asylum seekers flood into Canada across a ditch in Upstate New York, Canadian authorities are asking the United States for help — but not with managing the influx at the border. Instead, they want U.S. immigration officials to reduce the foot traffic by screening Nigerians more ...
TIJUANA, Mexico -- U.S. immigration lawyers are telling Central Americans in a caravan of asylum-seekers that traveled through Mexico to the border with San Diego that they face possible separation from their children and detention for many months. They say they want to prepare them for the worst ...
Migrant caravan reaches U.S. border to seek asylum. Sat, Apr 28. The group of around 400 people have been traveling from Central America, hoping to seek asylum in the United States. At their final stop before the border, the group attended legal clinics to prepare. Share Video; Facebook · Twitter · E-mail; Embed.
Tijuana, Mexico — Kenia Elizabeth Avila Garcia sat in a restaurant stairwell looking dejected while the youngest of her three children bounced a rubber ball on the steps. She had just met with an American lawyer providing pro bono legal consultations in a room upstairs to the migrants from Central America ...
Newly released records now show that the case he handpicked, which involves a Central American woman fleeing domestic abuse from her ex-husband, comes from a judge who has been repeatedly rebuked by appellate judges for his multiple rejections of asylum claims from victims of domestic abuse.
Central American migrants are gathering near the U.S. border and say they plan to request asylum from the U.S. government on Sunday. The asylum-seekers have been traveling north through Mexico for weeks. The caravan is an annual event, but this year's gathering has received unusual attention ...
President Donald Trump threatened to bar asylum-seeking Central American migrants from entering the U.S. illegally on Monday while dangling the possibility of making stricter border enforcement a demand in NAFTA negotiations talks with Mexico. The president, who earlier this month decried reports of ...
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Tuesday that protection applied under the European Convention on Human Rights if the health of an asylum applicant with severe physical or psychological after-effects from past torture would be "significantly and irreversibly worsened" by the lack of treatment in ...
ProPublica and WNYC joined forces to create a “newsgame” that takes users through the long, arduous process that thousands of immigrants fleeing from violence or persecution experience when they apply for asylum in the United States. “The Waiting Game,” an interactive simulation released today (April ...
... chance to fight for the right to stay, and especially those who think a widow who took seriously our historic promise of safe haven, should be lumped in with “illegals” are not my people. I grew up in a different America. I think I saw a glimpse of that country when I got that paper that read, “Asylum is granted.

According to the UNHCR, 1,138 asylum seekers and migrants arrived to Bosnia between January 1 and March 3, more than the total for 2017. Most of them are from Syria, followed by Pakistan, Libya, and Afghanistan. Some are fleeing conflict and human rights abuses, while others are seeking a better life.
Jean-Michel Clement was the only member of Mr Macron's party to vote against the new law. He has since quit the pro-Macron group over the vote. The centrist lawmaker told France Info radio shortly after the vote was made public: “France's tradition of asylum has, I think, been undermined by this text, ...
Overhauling the immigration system has long been one of the top projects on the Trump administration's to-do list. But it's not just about border walls or travel bans, according to a new report from Politico. It looks like the U.S. might not let domestic abuse victims apply for asylum in the country, based on ...
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 last ...
Based on the real case files of five asylum seekers from five countries and interviews with the medical and legal professionals who evaluate and represent them, The Waiting Game is an experimental news game that lets you walk in the shoes of an asylum seeker, from the moment they choose to come to ...
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 own ...
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.
"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," the ...
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 and ...
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, the ...
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 me," ...
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 ...


 

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