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MEXICO POLITICS: US Sued for Turning Away Mexican Asylum Seekers at Border

MEXICO POLITICS: US Sued for Turning Away Mexican Asylum Seekers at Border

Amnesty International and Human Rights First confirmed the report, saying such incidents have occurred at crossings along the 2,000-mile US-Mexico border over the past year.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Gaza ‘Unlivable’ Ten Years After Hamas Seized Power: UN

PALESTINE POLITICS: Gaza ‘Unlivable’ Ten Years After Hamas Seized Power: UN

“Across the board we’re watching de-development in slow motion,” Robert Piper, U.N. coordinator for humanitarian aid and development for Gaza Strip, West Bank.

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USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ Sparks Protest in New York City

USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ Sparks Protest in New York City

“The use of national security as rationale for implementing Muslim ban is comical, to say the least,” said Murad Awadeh of New York Immigration Coalition.

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CANADA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers in Canada Who Fled Trump Now Trapped in Legal Limbo

CANADA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers in Canada Who Fled Trump Now Trapped in Legal Limbo

Canada’s refugee tribunal has put people from certain war-torn countries such as Syria and Yemen on an expedited track that requires no hearings.

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USA POLITICS: Supreme Court Gives Trump Victory, Allows Temporary Travel Bans on Travelers from Six Muslim Countries

USA POLITICS: Supreme Court Gives Trump Victory, Allows Temporary Travel Bans on Travelers from Six Muslim Countries

Supreme Court grants President Donald Trump emergency request allowing parts of refugee ban to go into effect.

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UK POLITICS: 500,000 Children Born or Raised in UK Will Not Gain Automatic British Citizenship After Brexit

UK POLITICS: 500,000 Children Born or Raised in UK Will Not Gain Automatic British Citizenship After Brexit

Citizenship requires passing a ‘Life in UK Test’ for aged 18-65, giving fingerprints, taking English exam, submitting to judgement of ‘good character’.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police Use Pepper Spray at Anti-Immigration Rally

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police Use Pepper Spray at Anti-Immigration Rally

“Police were forced to deploy capsicum spray when a small number of protestors attempted to breach a police line, with one person given aftercare as a result of the capsicum spray,” a spokeswoman said.

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AUSTRIA POLITICS: ‘There Should Be No Islamic Kindergartens’: Sebastian Kurz Austrian FM

AUSTRIA POLITICS: ‘There Should Be No Islamic Kindergartens’: Sebastian Kurz Austrian FM

Shutting down Islamic kindergartens where children have no command of German would ensure integration of migrants, Sebastian Kurz Austrian FM said.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Canada’s Detention of Mexicans Surges After Visa Lift

MEXICO POLITICS: Canada’s Detention of Mexicans Surges After Visa Lift

Detention of Mexican citizens in Canada has spiked since December, when the government lifted its visa requirement for visitors from Mexico.

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WORLD POLITICS: UN Agency Chief to World: ‘Step Up’ As Refugee Numbers Outpace Resettlement Spots

WORLD POLITICS: UN Agency Chief to World: ‘Step Up’ As Refugee Numbers Outpace Resettlement Spots

According to estimates, 1.2 million refugees need resettling globally, but only 93,200 places in resettlement countries are expected to be available.

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USA POLITICS: Despite Trump Vow to End Catch and Release, He is Still Freeing Migrants

USA POLITICS: Despite Trump Vow to End Catch and Release, He is Still Freeing Migrants

Since Trump took office, immigrants awaiting court proceedings while living freely in the United States has grown by nearly 30,000, rising by an average of about 7,500 per month, according to the ICE data.

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SOUTH AMERICA POLITICS: Migrants Find Poverty, Exclusion in South America’s Copper Capital

SOUTH AMERICA POLITICS: Migrants Find Poverty, Exclusion in South America’s Copper Capital

Ecuadorean Yoana Paredes: “We are good people, working people, and end up stigmatized for being foreigners and (they think) we all come to commit crime.”

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AFRICA POLITICS: United Nations to Algeria, Morocco: Release Trapped Syrian Refugees

AFRICA POLITICS: United Nations to Algeria, Morocco: Release Trapped Syrian Refugees

United Nations says: Algeria and Morocco should assure safe passage to 41 Syrian refugees stranded along the border between both countries.

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IRELAND POLITICS: Ban on Asylum Seekers Working in Ireland Unconstitutional: Supreme Court

IRELAND POLITICS: Ban on Asylum Seekers Working in Ireland Unconstitutional: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court gave lawmakers six months to consider how to address a law it said damages the self-worth of those seeking refugee status.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Refugee Detainees Sue Government

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Refugee Detainees Sue Government

The class action is led by an Iranian immigrant, Majid Karami Kamasaee, who spent 10 months at the Manus Island facility and who now lives in community detention in Melbourne.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers at Australian-Run Detention Center in Papua New Guinea Told to Leave or Miss US Resettlement

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers at Australian-Run Detention Center in Papua New Guinea Told to Leave or Miss US Resettlement

“I’m not going to Lorengau,” said one asylum seeker. “Many refugees have been beaten, robbed and abused (there) in different ways.”

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USA POLITICS: 50 Percent Fewer Visas Issued in April to Citizens of Countries Covered by Trump’s Travel Bans

USA POLITICS: 50 Percent Fewer Visas Issued in April to Citizens of Countries Covered by Trump’s Travel Bans

Trump, who has said the travel bans were intended to make Americans safer from attacks, signed an executive order on Jan. 27 barring people from the seven countries from entering the United States for 90 days.

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JAMAICA POLITICS: Andrew Holness Signs Visa Waiver Agreement With Dominican Republic

JAMAICA POLITICS: Andrew Holness Signs Visa Waiver Agreement With Dominican Republic

Prime Minister Andrew Holness signed communiqué with Dominican Republic president Danilo Medina, which sets out a raft of agreements between both countries.

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USA POLITICS: 700,000 Foreigners Overstayed Their Visas in 2016: DHS Report

USA POLITICS: 700,000 Foreigners Overstayed Their Visas in 2016: DHS Report

This report shows “we have a problem with visa overstays in United States. The integrity of our immigration system is at stake,” DHS official said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton to ‘Fake Refugees’: Game Up!

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton to ‘Fake Refugees’: Game Up!

“This is a very serious situation and it’s costing Australian taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year,” Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said.

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