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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.

“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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

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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