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The agreement between Israel and the United Nations to deport more than 16,000 African asylum seekers to Western countries has drawn mixed reactions. Netanyahu later said at a news conference that Canada, Italy and Germany would be among the countries where migrants would be resettled.

Netanyahu Accuses U.S. Human Rights Group of Foiling Asylum Seeker Deal With Rwanda, Says Will Investigate ... Fund, a U.S.-based human Rights organization, was behind the Rwandan government's decision to pull out of a previous agreement to deport African asylum seekers from Israel to Rwanda. Asylum
We began protesting for our rights in late 2013, when myself and many other asylum seekers were sent to the Holot detention facility for more than a year. It seemed as if the justification was to make our lives miserable and break our spirits. We continued fighting from and within the detention facility. asylum seeker
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees released an official statement Tuesday afternoon in which it expressed its dismay over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to cancel the deal with the UN to resettle African asylum seekers from Israel. "It is with disappointment that ... Refugee
Only Netanyahu can, they said. The joy swept opponents of the Israeli government's deportation plan but also those who aren't all that interested in the fate of the 40,000 refugees and asylum seekers. The shock announcement of an honorable and reasonable agreement with the United Nations was like ...

The caravan of Central Americans en route to the United States, hoping to request asylum, has called attention to weaknesses in U.S. border policy as it pertains to asylum seekers. Additionally, questions have been raised concerning Mexico's response (or lack thereof) to Central Americans ...
Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, announced yesterday he had reached a deal with the UN to resettle thousands of African asylum seekers only to u-turn within hours after a rebellion by his own ministers. The Israeli leader said on Monday afternoon that he had struck an international ...
Trump Threatens Honduras' Foreign Aid Over 'Caravan' of Asylum Seekers. Posted 5:15 AM, April 3, 2018, by CNN Wire, Updated at 05:19AM, April 3, 2018 ...
"We applaud all those who demonstrated and raised their voices to promote a just solution for those seeking asylum in Israel," Rabbi Rick Jacobs, of the Union ... Speaking at a news conference earlier on Monday, Netanyahu said the plan to deport asylum seekers to "a third country" was scrapped when "it ...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that Israel is cancelling a deal with the United Nations refugee agency on the resettling of African asylum seekers. The deal was annnounced by Netanyahu himself on Monday afternoon. The deal was set to stop the forced deportation to Africa from ...
Explaining that an initial plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda in Africa had fallen apart, he said he then sought to resolve the matter through an agreement with the UN refugee agency. He placed blame for Rwanda's reconsideration of the agreement to accept asylum seekers from Israel on the New ...
One thing is certain: More than the government ever cared about solving the social problems in the neighborhoods of south Tel Aviv, which were dilapidated and neglected long before the wave of African asylum seekers began arriving some 12 years ago, it wanted its base to know it was doing something ...
Severing access to the high court would have a significant impact on the rights of asylum seekers held in detention on Nauru at the behest of the Australian government, the human rights lawyer George Newhouse said. Of the 16 appeals decided by the high court under the arrangement since 1976, 11 have ...
LONDON (AFP) - An 18-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker on Friday (March 23) received a life sentence with a minimum 34-year jail term over the botched bombing of a rush-hour London Underground train that injured 30 people. Judge Charles Haddon-Cave said Ahmed Hassan had constructed a homemade ...
The Government says this signals "the successful conclusion" of Irish participation in the EU relocation programme in Greece. Some 1,022 asylum seekers have now been relocated to Ireland, in addition to 792 refugees. Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan and the Minister of State with Responsibility for ...
For the first time since the EU-Turkey refugee deal of March 2016, this winter more people have been allowed to leave the Greek Aegean islands for the European mainland than were reaching them from Turkey: 8 380 arrivals and 9 768 departures were registered between November 2017 and end of ...

Nadia Nadim does an amusing impersonation of Jack Nicholson telling Tom Cruise's character in A Few Good Men that he “can't handle the truth” — but, more pertinently, can we handle the truth of her story, one that encompasses murder, oppression, escape, bravery, an intimidating intellect and an eye ...
Last year, 650,000 migrants (pdf) applied for asylum in the European Union. This figure was just over half the number recorded in 2016, when 1,206,500 migrants applied for asylum in the bloc. The majority of these applications came from Syria, followed by Iraq and Afghanistan. Asylum seekers from these ...
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 ...
Asylum-seekers arriving in Germany are to be sent to centers where they will stay until their application is decided, under a plan by the new coalition government. The move is intended to make the process more efficient, but critics are worried that vulnerable and traumatized people may be put at increased ...
Campaigners described the practice of bedroom sharing as “degrading” and a “cause of real harm”, while the council acknowledged that it could have a “serious effect” on the mental health of asylum seekers. One asylum seeker, 28-year-old Jerome, said sharing a bedroom had left him with “no privacy”, ...
Prior to last month, the ban on employment reduced asylum seekers to subsisting on a payment of €21.60 per week. Earlier this month, TheJournal.ie reported that those seeking asylum may not have a legal basis for seeking either a driving licence or a learner permit. In many cases, particularly in rural ...
The Netherlands does not have to grant residents of Afghanistan asylum, because the country is safe enough to return to, the Council of State ruled on Wednesday. The highest administrative judge in the Netherland agreed with a previous ruling by the court in The Hague, RTL Nieuws reports. This lawsuit ...
Unfortunately, Richard is one of about 12,000 people seeking asylum in Australia who are at risk of losing financial support as a result of government changes to ... Council of Australia, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and others to campaign for the restoration of key support services for asylum seekers.
Unicef also criticised the age-assessment process of asylum seekers as inadequate, as well as pointing out that children rarely speak during the asylum process in Sweden, despite the children sometimes themselves having grounds to claim asylum, such as due to the risk of child marriage. "The report ...
The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit filed by two Syrian asylum-seekers — echoing the Immigration Bureau's decision not to grant them refugee status — in the first such court challenge in Japan since civil war broke out in the Middle Eastern nation in 2011. Joude Youssef, one of the ...
Cyprus saw a 57 per cent increase in the number of asylum seekers in 2017 compared to 2016, Eurostat figures showed on Tuesday. The European Statistical Service said in 2017 there were a total of 4,475 asylum seekers while in 2016 there were a total of 2,840. Out of the arrivals the past year, 1,770 ...
A year into the Trump Administration's fearmongering campaign and harsh crackdown on asylum seekers, Part one of our two-part video series sheds light on the humanity many have lost sight of—the untold stories of the mothers, fathers, and children who have risked their lives in search of the most basic ...
I've used these words often over the past two years to describe the situation for thousands of asylum-seeking women, men, and children trapped on Greece's islands. They are pawns in a deal struck between the European Union and Turkey that empowers Greece to try to force most asylum seekers back to ...
Two asylum seekers who were injured while crossing the border from the U.S. into Manitoba in frigid temperatures are calling on Canada to scrap the Safe Third Country Agreement. Razak Iyal and Seidu Mohammed lost their fingers to frostbite after walking over the border in December 2016 to make a ...
Austin City Council Member Greg Casar, left, with Bob Libal, executive director of Grassroots Leadership, and Bethany Carson, right, immigration researcher and organizer for Grassroots Leadership, walks away after being denied access to the T. Don Hutto Residential Detention Center on Tuesday, ...
Roy Njuabe, 40, a pastor at a Hong Kong church and a father of two, would not have survived had he not fled to the city as an asylum seeker in 2005. He now works with people facing a similar predicament at Vine Community Services Limited (VCSL), a non-profit organisation established in 2012, which ...
I was imprisoned for an unlimited period, for no reason except for that I was seeking asylum.” Instead of letting the routine ... For a year Alon and Mograbi came once a week to an abandoned hangar near Holot and worked with the asylum seekers on “Legislative Theater at Holot.” From the play 'Legislative ...
While prior Supreme Court cases extend Fifth Amendment protections to “all persons within the United States,” the government uses a type of “entry fiction” to deny these due process rights to asylum seekers. In this context, this fiction posits that an asylum seeker, because of his apprehension at the U.S. ...
The gates of the Holot detention facility in the Negev closed behind the last of its detainees Wednesday, shutting down the compound after it had housed Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers for four years. The closure of the facility is part of the government's expulsion campaign. The Population ...
AN ASYLUM seeker who fled domestic violence and death threats from her own brother in Algeria has told how she has never been happy in England. Radhia Mohammed El Hadj said: “The quality of life here, it's killing me”. Asylum seeker Radhia Mohammed El Hadj shares a room with four-year-old ...
PORTRAITS OF REFUGEES: Tel Aviv's Beit Kandinof gallery next Wednesday will host a refugee benefit exhibition, where visitors will meet the asylum seekers behind the portraits on display and hear their stories. The fundraiser is the brainchild of photographer Jonathan Small and Beit Kandinof founder ...
And yet, when we face a similar reality of asylum seekers in Israel who are begging for their lives and, who, based on most accounts, can expect torture, theft, rape and even death in the countries where they are due to be sent, Yad Vashem issued a statement declaring that it is inappropriate and dangerous ...
Sir, – The Restaurant Association of Ireland is complaining that the Department of Justice's heavy-handed stance on restricting immigration into Ireland is preventing Irish restaurants from dealing with a shortfall of up to 8,000 chefs (“Restaurant association boss says Ross is 'letting the industry down'”, ...
Unemployed asylum-seekers on bridging visas, including those studying English, will have their income support cut, at the same time as the Turnbull ... the decision retrospective, catching at least one asylum-seeker who sent more than $1000 back home to help his sister who was evicted from her home.
Rejected asylum seekers from Manus Island are being told it is too dangerous for them to return to their countries of origin, but they are also not allowed to stay in Papua New ... This means he cannot be forced to leave — but as a negative status asylum seeker, it is also technically illegal for him to stay.
This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed a decision that gave asylum-seekers and applicants for withholding of removal a right to a full hearing even after ... immigration courts could deny hundreds of applicants seeking asylum without allowing a hearing, according to Leon Fresco, former Deputy Assistant A.G. at ...
What if, instead of encountering a psychotic Billy Zane in the middle of oceanic nowhere, the Australians happened upon a boat full of asylum seekers on a broken-down, slowly sinking vessel in the Timor Sea? What if the group were undecided about whether to tow these desperate people – which would ...
Last week, 20,000 Israelis protested against the deportation in southern Tel Aviv. Earlier this month, Eritreans in the Holot detention facility began a hunger strike following the arrest of seven Eritreans refusing deportation. Several other demonstrations by asylum seekers took place this month, the largest ...
The refugees entitled to our protection, like the asylum-seekers from Darfur, infiltrated. It is our duty to give shelter to the latter, but not to the others, because we are human beings and not only because Israel is a signatory of the convention stipulating that from 1951. Toward the others, work infiltrators, we ...
Today's papers take a look at an asylum seeker case, candidacies in multiple elections and how Finland's homeless have been affected by the country's ... However the court did not express a view on whether homosexual asylum seekers should be repatriated to Nigeria in general, a country which human ...
PATTAYA, Thailand — It has all the makings of a pulp novel, though the ending is still a mystery. A high-end escort from Belarus, who says she was the mistress of a powerful Russian oligarch, flees to Thailand. But at a seaside resort known for its raunchy entertainment scene, she gets arrested for helping ...
Malcolm Turnbull appears to have left the door ajar a little on the possibility of Australia accepting New Zealand's offer to resettle asylum-seekers ... New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern restated her government's offer to accept asylum-seekers from the two detention centres today during talks held ...
Refugee camps are busting at the seams in much of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Israel's solution is to deport them, and many countries are denouncing that decision. And as Mike Drolet reports, some migrants are hoping to start over in Canada.


 

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