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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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USA POLITICS: Judge William Orrick III Blocks Trump Order to Restrict Funding for ‘Sanctuary Cities’

USA POLITICS: Judge William Orrick III Blocks Trump Order to Restrict Funding for ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Reince Priebus: “The idea that an agency can’t put in reasonable restrictions on how some of these monies are spent is something that will be overturned.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Says Australian Values Underpin New Citizenship Requirements

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Says Australian Values Underpin New Citizenship Requirements

“There is no more important title in our democracy than Australian citizen,” prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says in Canberra.

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CANADA POLITICS: Woman Smuggling Asylum-Seekers From US Charged By Police

CANADA POLITICS: Woman Smuggling Asylum-Seekers From US Charged By Police

Royal Canadian Mounted Police they intercepted a 43-year-old woman driving nine people across the U.S. border into the prairie province of Saskatchewan.

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COSTA RICA POLITICS: Cubans Deportation Takes Center Stage

COSTA RICA POLITICS: Cubans Deportation Takes Center Stage

Luis Guillermo Solis is looking to reactive the deportation of Cubans who, in their eagerness to reach the United States, entered Costa Rica illegally.

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POLAND POLITICS: Poland Wants Option to Detain Migrants in Camps: Minister

POLAND POLITICS: Poland Wants Option to Detain Migrants in Camps: Minister

Poland, Hungary and other central European EU member states are opposed to an European Commission plan to distribute migrants from Africa and the Middle East across the bloc.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Schaeuble to Muslims: Accept European Values or Go Elsewhere

GERMANY POLITICS: Schaeuble to Muslims: Accept European Values or Go Elsewhere

“There are better places in the world to live under Islamic law than Europe,” Wolfgang Schaeuble, the German Finance Minister has said.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Repatriation of Afghan Refugees Resumes

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Repatriation of Afghan Refugees Resumes

Human Rights Watch has accused the U.N. of allowing Pakistan to forcibly evict Afghan refugees in violation of international law. Rights activists say they expect little change this year in either Pakistani policies or the inability of the Afghan government and aid groups to support the tide.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Refugees in Europe Facing Police Brutality

EUROPE POLITICS: Refugees in Europe Facing Police Brutality

“I could not imagine that European police could be so violent,” said Najim Khan, a 21-year-old asylum-seeker from Pakistan in the Serbian capital Belgrade.

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CANADA POLITICS: Why Somalian Refugees Are Seeking Refuge in Canada

CANADA POLITICS: Why Somalian Refugees Are Seeking Refuge in Canada

Somalis are fleeing Somalia to seek refuge in Canada making risky trek from U.S. to Canadian border to flee President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban and immigration crackdown.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Supporter: My Husband is Being Deported Friday

USA POLITICS: Trump Supporter: My Husband is Being Deported Friday

Beristain was detained during his routine voluntary check-in at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Indianapolis in February.

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UK POLITICS: Britain to Follow US and Ban Passengers With Laptops, iPads to UK-Bound Flights From Middle East

UK POLITICS: Britain to Follow US and Ban Passengers With Laptops, iPads to UK-Bound Flights From Middle East

Sources claimed terror concerns would lead to the UK taking the dramatic step on routes from as many as eight countries: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Egypt.

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