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US Justice Department Announces Record Number of Immigration-Linked Prosecutions

US Justice Department Announces Record Number of Immigration-Linked Prosecutions

WASHINGTON, (VOA): The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it prosecuted a record number of immigration-related criminal cases over the last year. Newly released figures show more than 25,000 people were charged with illegal re-entry into the U.S. in fiscal year 2019, an 8.5 percent increase over the same period the previous year. Nearly 90,000 defendants were charged with illegal entry in 2019,..

Vermont Seeks Reconsideration of Immigrant Investor Closure

Vermont's immigrant investor center is going to ask the federal government to reconsider a decision to shut it down after the alleged fraud at the Jay Peak ski resort. Vermont Seeks Reconsideration of Immigrant Investor Closure

MONTPELIER, VT. (AP): Vermont's immigrant investor center is going to ask the federal government to reconsider a decision to shut it down after the alleged fraud at the Jay Peak ski resort. The Vermont Regional Center announced Monday it would pursue the motion for reconsideration with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The state learned earlier this month that the agency..

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A Medical Assessment of Trump’s Asylum Policy

After World War II, when Jewish refugees arriving in the US were sent back to Europe, where many died in Nazi concentration camps, Americans declared, "Never again." With US President Donald Trump's Migration Protection Protocols, never has arrived. - By William Bruno and Todd Schneberk A Medical Assessment of Trump’s Asylum Policy

In a stuffy attic-turned-office in Tijuana, Mexico, Juan (his name has been changed to protect his identity) described the harrowing events that drove him to flee his home in Guatemala, travel thousands of miles by foot, and request asylum in the United States. As emergency physicians at a Los Angeles hospital that serves the city’s most disenfranchised residents, we are no strangers to tales..

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Child asylum-seekers go into hiding before Dutch deportation

By MIKE CORDER, THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Two Armenian children whose bid for asylum in the Netherlands has been rejected have gone into hiding on the day the Dutch government was expected to deport them, a spokesman said Saturday, in the latest twist in a case that has riveted this.....

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A Medical Assessment of Trump’s Asylum Policy

After World War II, when Jewish refugees arriving in the US were sent back to Europe, where many died in Nazi concentration camps, Americans declared, "Never again." With US President Donald Trump's Migration Protection Protocols, never has arrived. - By William Bruno and Todd Schneberk

In a stuffy attic-turned-office in Tijuana, Mexico, Juan (his name has been changed to protect his identity) described the harrowing events that drove him to flee his home in Guatemala, travel thousands of miles by foot, and request asylum in the United States. As emergency physicians at a Los.....

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A Guatemalan Village Tells The Story of Immigration To The U.S.

- By Marisa Peñaloza, John Burnett

The population of the province of Huehuetenango, Guatemala, is majority Maya. It’s a remote region near the border with Mexico, about a seven-hour drive from the capital, Guatemala City, on roads that are breathtakingly steep — often unpaved and very narrow. The village of San Antonio Las.....

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Canadians, Others Brace As U.S. Shuffles Green Card Deck

- By Andy J. Semotiuk

Canadians and other nationals are bracing against a serious new threat to their eligibility to get green cards under American immigration policy. This, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just sidestepped another U.S. threat, by grudgingly signing the USMCA free trade agreement without getting a.....

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Greece wants to return 10,000 migrants to Turkey after deadly camp fire

ATHENS, (AFP): Greece said Monday it wanted to start sending back thousands of migrants to Turkey, a day after a deadly fire sparked riots at an overcrowded camp on the island of Lesbos. The decision, taken at an emergency cabinet meeting, came as officials in Greece and abroad called for action.....

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Death by Video: Morrison Combats Refugees By Film

- By Dr. Binoy Kampmark

Caught in the backwater of the world’s existence, Australia struggles for relevance in various ways. It might show itself a leader in creating a sovereign fund (too late for that now); it might demonstrate, in various ways, a singular approach to solar energy (impossible, we are told, on that.....

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March 17, 2018

Tx. Police Stop Truck Loaded with Immigrants

More than 80 people believed to be in the country illegally were found in the back of a tractor-trailer following a traffic stop in South Texas Tuesday night. Authorities say some of the people were treated for dehydration. (May..

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