Passing the Parcel: The European Union and Refugees in the Mediterranean April 16, 2019

The modern UN Refugee Convention is now so flea-bitten it’s been put out to the garbage tip of history. At least the enthusiastic fleas think so, given their conduct as political representatives across a range of parliaments keen on barbed wired borders and impenetrable defences. Across Europe,..

America is not full. Its future rests with young immigrants. April 10, 2019

President Trump’s pronouncement that the U.S. is “full” and that there is no need for attracting future immigrants is exactly the opposite of what our demographic future portends. If anything, the nation is sputtering from historic demographic stagnation. We recently registered the slowest..

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s bad-guy talk belies migrants’ reality April 7, 2019

By CALVIN WOODWARD, WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump talks about the masses of Central Americans trying to get into the U.S., he describes a horde of beefy men with ill intent, “some of the roughest people you’ve ever seen,” and mocks them for acting like frightened babies so..

US wants 2 years to ID migrant kids separated from families April 7, 2019

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration wants up to two years to find potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border before a judge halted the practice last year, a task that it says is more laborious than previous efforts because the..

Terms of Asylum and Distraction: Moreno’s Assange Problem April 3, 2019

Political asylum is an accepted if often ignored right. It is also at the mercy of those interests that grant it. Ecuador’s repeated insistence on conditioning Julian Assange’s stay in its London abode is tantamount to corroding the idea of asylum to vacuity. You are granted asylum as a..

Democrats See Trump Aid Cut Boosting Immigration March 30, 2019

The Latest on Trump administration moves on immigration through U.S. border with Mexico (all times Eastern): 11:20 a.m. Congressional Democrats say President Donald Trump's move to cut aid to three Central American countries will only increase the flow of immigrants to the United States. The..

Ore. May Grant Driving Privileges to Undocumented Immigrants March 27, 2019

BY SARAH ZIMMERMAN, SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Every time Mariana Alvarez leaves her home, she crosses herself in prayer in hopes she will be able to return to her three children. Alvarez moved to Salem from Mexico, and lives in Oregon without proof of legal residence. Under state law, that means she..

Asylum seekers returned from Mexico for first U.S. court hearings March 19, 2019

Lizbeth Diaz, Jose Gallego Espina, TIJUANA-SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Asylum seekers sent to wait in to Mexico under a controversial new Trump administration policy crossed into the United States on Tuesday for their first hearings in U.S. immigration court, harboring hopes a judge would allow them to..

Publicised Cruelty: Scott Morrison Visits Christmas Island March 12, 2019

His visit struck a sour note. The Australian prime minister Scott Morrison was making an effort to show he cared: about those intangible things called borders, secure firm and shut to the unwanted human matter coming by sea. The distant Australian territory of Christmas Island was selected to..

Exclusive: For migrant youths claiming abuse, U.S. protection can be elusive March 7, 2019

Mica Rosenberg, NEW YORK (Reuters) - Growing up in eastern Honduras, Jose said his father would get drunk and beat him with a horse whip and the flat side of a machete. He said he watched his father, a coffee farmer whose crops succumbed to plague, hit his mother on the head with a pistol, sending..

Beloved Chef Released From Immigration Custody March 6, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A beloved soup kitchen chef in upstate New York who was detained by immigration officials has been released from a detention center. The Times Union reports that Kinimo Ngoran (KIH'-nih-moh nuh-GOHR'-an) was released from the federal facility near Buffalo Tuesday night after..

Star of Immigration Film Says Detention Feels Like Reprisal March 6, 2019

BY ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, MIAMI (AP) — An Argentine immigrant says his most recent detention feels like retaliation for starring in a new award-winning documentary about a group that infiltrated a for-profit detention center to expose injustices. Calling from a different immigrant detention..

How hard is it for Venezuelans to get asylum in the U.S.? March 5, 2019

The Florida Democrats portrayed President Donald Trump as a hypocrite on Venezuela. While Trump states his support for the Venezuelan people, the party said he isn’t actually helping those who flee such brutality once they arrive on U.S. soil. "The Trump administration has denied almost half of..

Excessive immigration is fueling social discontent March 4, 2019

Around much of the world, including Western Europe and North America, far-right political movements are on the rise. Many labels, such as white supremacy or neo-fascism, can be applied, but labeling just describes the phenomenon, it doesn’t necessarily explain anything, and it certainly doesn’t..

As study abroad numbers rise, Nepali students land in trouble March 2, 2019

Binod Ghimire, KATHMANDU: With a significant rise in the number of Nepali students studying abroad, particularly in Australia, the United States and Japan, more of them have been caught up in scams, pressured by unscrupulous education abroad consultancies, or facing problems because of a failure to..

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