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CANADA POLITICS: One in Four Canadians Support Temporary Syrian Refugees Ban: Poll

CANADA POLITICS: One in Four Canadians Support Temporary Syrian Refugees Ban: Poll

Sixty percent of those surveyed in an online poll said the Canadian government had done a good job of resettling Syrian refugees since the Liberals came to power in 2015.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Now Allows Green Card Holders Into U.S.

USA POLITICS: Trump Now Allows Green Card Holders Into U.S.

A new version of a Trump administration travel ban will not stop green card residency holders or travelers already on planes from entering the United States, U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly said on Saturday.

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CUBA POLITICS: 117 Cuban Migrants Deported Since New U.S. Policy

CUBA POLITICS: 117 Cuban Migrants Deported Since New U.S. Policy

Former U.S. President Barack Obama repealed the special immigration policy for Cubans days before turning the White House over to Donald Trump.

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CANADA POLITICS: UN to Negotiate With US, Canada to Resettle Rohingya Refugees

CANADA POLITICS: UN to Negotiate With US, Canada to Resettle Rohingya Refugees

1,000 Rohingya refugees had been identified as priorities for resettlement on medical grounds or because they have been separated from their family members living abroad.

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USA POLITICS: Richard Gere Says Trump Blurs ‘Refugee’, ‘Terrorist’ Meaning

USA POLITICS: Richard Gere Says Trump Blurs ‘Refugee’, ‘Terrorist’ Meaning

“A ‘refugee’ used to be someone that we had empathy for …someone we wanted to help who we wanted to give refuge to,” Richard Gere said.

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USA POLITICS: Trump to Introduce Additional National Security Steps Next Week

USA POLITICS: Trump to Introduce Additional National Security Steps Next Week

“We are going to do whatever’s necessary to keep our country safe,” U.S. President Donald Trump said during a White House news conference.

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USA POLITICS: Court Unanimously Rejects Trump Travel Ban

USA POLITICS: Court Unanimously Rejects Trump Travel Ban

Moments after the court ruling, President Donald Trump tweeted, “SEE YOU IN COURT,” adding that “THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”

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USA POLITICS: Trump’s Muslim Ban: The Realities And The Absurdities

USA POLITICS: Trump’s Muslim Ban: The Realities And The Absurdities

In reality, Trump and his followers have a ‘grudge’ against a system that is mortgaging their dream; however, doing a wrong diagnosis presupposes a wrong prescription.

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BANGLADESH POLITICS: Bangladesh, Myanmar Security Forces Unite to Stop Rohingya Muslim Militants Crossing Their Shared Border

BANGLADESH POLITICS: Bangladesh, Myanmar Security Forces Unite to Stop Rohingya Muslim Militants Crossing Their Shared Border

69,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in Buddhist majority Myanmar since October, straining relations between the two neighbors who both see the stateless Muslim minority as the other nation’s problem.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Administration Pressed By Court On Travel Ban

USA POLITICS: Trump Administration Pressed By Court On Travel Ban

Trump’s Jan. 27 order barred travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Immigration Ban Backfires

USA POLITICS: Trump Immigration Ban Backfires

Trump immigration order barring citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries and temporarily blocking refugees was in legal limbo after an appeals court denied the Department of Justice’s request to restore the ban.

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MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: Travellers Rush to Take Advantage of Trump Setback

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: Travellers Rush to Take Advantage of Trump Setback

“I am very happy that we are going to travel today. Finally, we made it,” said Fuad Sharef, an Iraqi with an immigration visa who was prevented along with his family from boarding a flight to New York a week ago.

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USA POLITICS: 60,000 Visas Revoked Under Trump’s Executive Order

USA POLITICS: 60,000 Visas Revoked Under Trump’s Executive Order

The immigration executive order signed by Trump temporarily halted the U.S. refugee program and imposed a 90-day suspension on people traveling from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

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PERU POLITICS: 6,000 Venezuelans Given Work, Study Visas to Peru

PERU POLITICS: 6,000 Venezuelans Given Work, Study Visas to Peru

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru has expressed concern about shortages of food and medicine in Venezuela, mired in a deep economic crisis.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Says Controversial Refugee Deal With U.S. Would Go Ahead

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Says Controversial Refugee Deal With U.S. Would Go Ahead

“The agreement is to be honored by the Trump administration (so) I’m pleased this agreement will continue,” Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.

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MEXICO POLITICS: U.S., Mexican Officials Try to Find Common Ground On Security

MEXICO POLITICS: U.S., Mexican Officials Try to Find Common Ground On Security

Mexican delegation met U.S. military officials in southern Mexico on Tuesday to discuss security initiatives, sources said on Wednesday, as the two countries try to find common ground in tough negotiations over trade, security and immigration.

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UK POLITICS: Brits Free From Trump Immigration Restrictions

UK POLITICS: Brits Free From Trump Immigration Restrictions

U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions do not apply to people travelling from the United Kingdom regardless of their nationality or place of birth, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday.

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USA POLITICS: 872 Refugees Granted Waivers Into U.S.

USA POLITICS: 872 Refugees Granted Waivers Into U.S.

U.S. government granted waivers to 872 refugees into U.S., despite President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning entry of refugees from any country.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Argentina Changes Immigration Law to Limit Entry, Ease Deportation

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Argentina Changes Immigration Law to Limit Entry, Ease Deportation

Gabriela Michetti said the measure did not change Argentina’s pro-immigration, and sought to avoid association with measures implemented by U.S. Trump to restrict immigration.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Loosens Restriction On Green Card Holders

USA POLITICS: Trump Loosens Restriction On Green Card Holders

President Donald Trump loosened a restriction on legal residents holding green cards returning to the United States from overseas travel after a weekend of confusion, protests and worldwide outcry over a sweeping immigration order.

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