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AUSTRIA POLITICS: Tougher Law Against Rejected Asylum Seekers Coming Soon

AUSTRIA POLITICS: Tougher Law Against Rejected Asylum Seekers Coming Soon

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

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

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

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

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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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Will Not Halt Illegal Border Crossing

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Will Not Halt Illegal Border Crossing

Opposition Conservatives want Trudeau’s center-left Liberal government to stem the flow of asylum seekers from the United States because of security fears and a lack of resources to deal with them.

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CANADA POLITICS: Refugee Claimants From U.S. Strain Canada’s Border Resources

CANADA POLITICS: Refugee Claimants From U.S. Strain Canada’s Border Resources

CBSA said the number of people making refugee claims at Quebec-U.S. border crossings more than doubled from 2015 to 2016.

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BANGLADESH POLITICS: Calls to Curb Rohingya Influx Takes Center Stage

BANGLADESH POLITICS: Calls to Curb Rohingya Influx Takes Center Stage

Nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh to escape a crackdown launched after nine policemen were killed in attacks on border posts on Oct. 9 that Myanmar blamed on Rohingya militants.

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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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