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AFRICA POLITICS: All Africa Trade Delegates to U.S. Denied Visas

AFRICA POLITICS: All Africa Trade Delegates to U.S. Denied Visas 0

Mary Flowers: “We experience it over and over and over, and the people being rejected are legitimate business people with ties to the continent.”

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USA POLITICS: Immigration Judges Headed to 12 U.S. Cities to Speed Deportations

USA POLITICS: Immigration Judges Headed to 12 U.S. Cities to Speed Deportations 0

Targeted cities: New York; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; San Francisco; Baltimore, Bloomington, Minnesota; El Paso, Texas; Harlingen, Texas; Imperial, California; Omaha, Nebraska and Phoenix, Arizona.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey Threatens to Send Europe ‘15,000 Refugees a Month’

TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey Threatens to Send Europe ‘15,000 Refugees a Month’ 0

“If you want, we could open way for 15,000 refugees that we don’t send each month and blow the mind” of Europe, Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Mexican Migrants Moving to Canada Because of Trump

CANADA POLITICS: Mexican Migrants Moving to Canada Because of Trump 0

Dozens of Mexicans deported during U.S President Donald Trump’s first days in office said they would soon try to head north again – but this time to Canada.

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HUNGARY POLITICS: Migrants Unlawfully Detained By Hungary: European Court Says

HUNGARY POLITICS: Migrants Unlawfully Detained By Hungary: European Court Says 0

Hungary unlawfully kept two migrants in a transit zone on its frontier with Serbia, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday, in a finding which could affect its plans to detain thousands of asylum seekers in border camps.

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CHINA POLITICS: Refugees Surge into China As Myanmar Ethnic Border Conflict Escalates

CHINA POLITICS: Refugees Surge into China As Myanmar Ethnic Border Conflict Escalates 0

“Every day, more people come,” said Li Yinzhong, an aid manager in the camp, gesturing at the mostly Han Chinese refugees from Myanmar’s Kokang region.

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CANADA POLITICS: Most Border-Crossing Asylum Seekers Were in U.S. Legally

CANADA POLITICS: Most Border-Crossing Asylum Seekers Were in U.S. Legally 0

Several hundred asylum seekers, mainly from Africa but also the Middle East, have entered Canada. The refugees and migrant agencies blame the exodus on moves by U.S. President Donald Trump to clamp down on immigration.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada Mulls Surge in Asylum-Seekers From U.S.

CANADA POLITICS: Canada Mulls Surge in Asylum-Seekers From U.S. 0

“It’s important for them (the Americans) to understand the impact of this flow on Canada,” said Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Seeks U.S. Immigration Clarity

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Seeks U.S. Immigration Clarity 0

Nigeria has advised its citizens against any non-urgent travel to the United States until Washington clarifies its immigration policy, after several incidents in which people with valid visas were denied entry, a presidential aide said

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CUBA POLITICS: Castro Harshly Blasts Trump’s Mexican Wall, Trade Policy

CUBA POLITICS: Castro Harshly Blasts Trump’s Mexican Wall, Trade Policy 0

“You can’t contain poverty, catastrophes and migrants with walls, but with cooperation, understanding and peace,” Cuban President Raul Castro said.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Trump to Remove Iraq From New Travel Ban

IRAQ POLITICS: Trump to Remove Iraq From New Travel Ban 0

U.S. President Donald Trump publicly criticized judges who ruled against him and vowed to fight the case in the Supreme Court.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Opens Migrant Defense Centers at US Consulates

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Opens Migrant Defense Centers at US Consulates 0

Mexico opened legal aid centers at its 50 consulates across the United States on Saturday to defend its citizens, the Mexican government said, amid worries of a crackdown on illegal immigration under U.S. President Donald Trump.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Lawmakers Want Visas Imposed on Americans

EUROPE POLITICS: Lawmakers Want Visas Imposed on Americans 0

European Parliament called on the EU executive to force Americans to apply for visas before visiting Europe this summer, stepping up pressure to resolve a long-running transatlantic dispute on the issue.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada, U.S. Join Forces on Tackling Border Asylum Seekers

CANADA POLITICS: Canada, U.S. Join Forces on Tackling Border Asylum Seekers 0

Canadian and U.S. officials are working on a plan to tackle asylum seekers crossing into Canada illegally, with American officials keen to discover how they entered the United States in the first place, said a source familiar with the matter.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 97 Nigerians Deported By South Africa

NIGERIA POLITICS: 97 Nigerians Deported By South Africa 0

“They (Nigerians) have been arbitrarily raided … More (deportations) will likely follow,” said Dabiri-Erewa, adding that drug offenders among those sent back had been handed over to the Nigerian police.

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AUSTRIA POLITICS: Tougher Law Against Rejected Asylum Seekers Coming Soon

AUSTRIA POLITICS: Tougher Law Against Rejected Asylum Seekers Coming Soon 0

Migrants who are denied asylum and refuse to leave will have to face the consequences, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Manitoba On Front Line of Trump Migrant Crackdown

CANADA POLITICS: Manitoba On Front Line of Trump Migrant Crackdown 0

Hundreds of people, mainly from Africa but also the Middle East, are fleeing U.S. President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, migrant and refugee agencies say.

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INDIA POLITICS: India Lobbies Trump Administration to Avert Visa Threat

INDIA POLITICS: India Lobbies Trump Administration to Avert Visa Threat 0

Indian nationals are by far the largest group of recipients of the 65,000 H-1B visas issued annually to new applicants under a cap mandated by Congress.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Clashes With U.S. Border Agents Powers in Canada

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Clashes With U.S. Border Agents Powers in Canada 0

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau defends plans to give more powers to US border agents stationed in Canada, saying travelers to be protected by domestic laws.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Bristles at ‘Hostile’ Trump Deportation Rules

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Bristles at ‘Hostile’ Trump Deportation Rules 0

Trump, who took office last month, campaigned on a pledge to get tougher on the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, playing on fears of violent crime while promising to build the wall and stop potential terrorists from entering the country.

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