Immigration


Seeking refuge in US, children fleeing danger are expelled Thursday, August 6th, 2020

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON, (AP):- When officers led them out of a detention facility near the U.S.-Mexico border and onto a bus last month, the 12-year-old from Honduras and his 9-year-old sister believed they were going to a shelter so they could be reunited with their mother in the..

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Arrests on the US-Mexico border continue to increase

By Geneva Sands, (CNN):- Nearly 40,000 people were arrested illegally crossing the US-Mexico border in July, part of a steady increase in the border arrests since April, according to newly released US Customs and Border Protection data. Economic conditions in Mexico are partially to blame, the..

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Canada-US Asylum Pact in Doubt After Ottawa Court Ruling Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

By Craig McCulloch, VANCOUVER:- The clock is ticking for Canada’s withdrawal from an agreement with the United States on cross-border asylum-seekers. A recent Canadian court ruling that the Safe Third Country Agreement is unlawful has been suspended for six months, prompting debate on what the..

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Pokhara chamber appeals to extend stay of foreigners in Nepal Monday, August 3rd, 2020

POKHARA: The Pokhara Chamber of Commerce has urged the Gandaki State government to facilitate the extension of the stay of foreign tourists currently in Nepal. The Chamber made this appeal after the Department of Immigration has directed the foreign tourists, whose VISA expired, to leave the..

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Trump administration won’t accept new DACA applications Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

By SOPHIA TAREEN and ELLIOT SPAGAT, CHICAGO (AP):- The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will reject new applications and shorten renewal periods for an Obama-era program that shields young people from deportation, taking a defiant stance after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to let it be..

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US won’t expel migrant children detained in Texas hotel

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP):- The Trump administration has agreed not to expel a group of immigrant children it detained in a Texas hotel under an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus and will instead allow them to seek to remain in the U.S., the administration said Monday. The move..

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US sued over expulsion of migrant children detained in hotel Friday, July 24th, 2020

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP):- Legal groups sued the U.S. government Friday to try to stop the expulsion of children detained in hotel rooms by the Trump administration under an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus. The owners of the Hampton Inn & Suites in McAllen, Texas, said..

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Virus means Mexican emigrants send fewer dollars to hometown Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

By CLAUDIA TORRENS and MARÍA VERZA, NEW YORK (AP):- In the weeks he spent flat on his back in his Brooklyn bunk, wracked with pain and struggling to breathe, Axayacatl Figueroa could think of nothing but the small town and the family he had left behind in Mexico. Each month, he had sent $300 or..

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Jail for refugees who gang-raped German woman

FRANKFURT, (AFP):- A German court Thursday handed down sentences of up to several years in jail for 10 men, mainly refugees, found guilty of gang-raping a woman outside a nightclub in 2018 in a case that fuelled far-right anger against foreigners. The district court in Freiburg sentenced the main..

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Exclusive: Migrant kids held in US hotels, then expelled Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP):- The Trump administration is detaining immigrant children as young as 1 in hotels, sometimes for weeks, before deporting them to their home countries under policies that have effectively shut down the nation’s asylum system during the coronavirus pandemic,..

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Trump aims to bar those in US illegally from reapportionment Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

By KEVIN FREKING and MIKE SCHNEIDER, WASHINGTON (AP):- President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday that seeks to bar people in the U.S. illegally from being counted in congressional reapportionment, a move that drew immediate criticism and promises of court challenges on constitutional..

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Colleges Win Immigration Battle but Fear for US Reputation Monday, July 20th, 2020

University leaders see it as a steady erosion. They say the Trump administration’s repeated attempts to curb immigration have sent students a message that they aren’t welcome in the United States. Colleges say foreign students are listening: Since President Donald Trump was elected in 2016, the..

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Keep Borders Open

Until recently, we were regularly confronted with images of drowned migrants floating in the waters separating poorer countries from richer ones, from the Rio Grande to the Mediterranean. And although COVID-19 now dominates the news, the pandemic’s economic fallout is likely to exacerbate the..

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Protecting Refugee Children During the Pandemic Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Taima’a al-Hariri, a 17-year-old Syrian refugee living in the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, had been regularly attending school before the Jordanian authorities introduced a necessary lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19. “When the coronavirus appeared, they shut down all the..

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US rescinds order denying visas for foreign students Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

NEW YORK, (AFP):- The United States government rescinded its controversial decision to revoke foreign student visas whose courses move online due to coronavirus, a federal judge said Tuesday. The universities of Harvard and MIT -- with the support of a number of other institutions, teachers'..

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Judge to hear arguments in challenge to foreign student rule Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

By COLLIN BINKLEY, BOSTON (AP):- A federal judge scheduled arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit challenging a new Trump administration policy requiring international students to transfer schools or leave the country if their colleges hold classes entirely online this fall because of the coronavirus..

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Immigration courts reopen despite rising coronavirus cases Monday, July 13th, 2020

By REGINA GARCIA CANO and JULIE WATSON, BALTIMORE (AP):- Three immigration courts reopened Monday as the government extended its push to fully restart the clogged system despite rising coronavirus cases in states where many of the small courtrooms are located. In Baltimore, people with hearings to..

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