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Six EU nations agree to take 356 Ocean Viking migrants

Six EU nations agree to take 356 Ocean Viking migrants

Ocean Viking (AFP): Six EU countries Friday agreed to take in 356 migrants stranded on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean after a two-week standoff again exposed the failure of European leaders to quickly deal with desperate people fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa. The Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking, run by charities MSF and SOS Mediterranee, had been seeking a port after rescuing four..

Jewish groups speaking out against Trump immigration policy

Jewish groups speaking out against Trump immigration policy

By SOPHIA TAREEN, CHICAGO (AP): From fiery protests outside detention centers in Texas, New Jersey and Rhode Island to a sit-in that blockaded an Amazon store in New York, a fledgling coalition of liberal Jewish groups is increasingly making itself heard as it fights the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Using the social media tag #JewsAgainstIce, the movement has likened President..

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The Power of Cash for Refugees

The delivery of cash assistance has already proved invaluable to Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. In particular, Turkey’s EU-funded Emergency Social Safety Net has enabled some 1.6 million refugees to meet their own essential needs and empowered them to participate in the local economy. - By David Beasley The Power of Cash for Refugees

The world is experiencing the highest levels of forced migration on record. Conflict, natural disasters, and other emergencies have driven more than 70 million people from their homes, about 26 million of whom have become refugees. They often endure long and treacherous journeys, after which they have to figure out how to rebuild their lives. Fortunately, there are ways to help these refugees and..

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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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The Power of Cash for Refugees

The delivery of cash assistance has already proved invaluable to Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. In particular, Turkey’s EU-funded Emergency Social Safety Net has enabled some 1.6 million refugees to meet their own essential needs and empowered them to participate in the local economy. - By David Beasley

The world is experiencing the highest levels of forced migration on record. Conflict, natural disasters, and other emergencies have driven more than 70 million people from their homes, about 26 million of whom have become refugees. They often endure long and treacherous journeys, after which they.....

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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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Alan Kurdi rescue ship picks up another 44 migrants off Libya

Valletta (AFP): The migrant rescue boat Alan Kurdi has saved another 44 people, including women and infants from their stricken vessel in the Mediterranean, its operator German charity Sea-Eye said on Tuesday. Malta has agreed to take in those rescued and is sending a vessel to pick them up, the.....

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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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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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