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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Federal Government to Launch Welfare Crackdown on Asylum Seekers

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Federal Government to Launch Welfare Crackdown on Asylum Seekers

Human Services Minister Alan Tudge said the crackdown was in line with the Government’s stance on immigration.

“We’ve got a very firm principle that anybody who arrives by boat will not be granted access and permanent residency in Australia” he told Sky.

“They came to Australia for a reason, that reason has now been accomplished and now they need to return.”
Government ‘making these people destitute’

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada Frets Over Possible Huge Surge in Asylum-Seekers: Sources

CANADA POLITICS: Canada Frets Over Possible Huge Surge in Asylum-Seekers: Sources

Trudeau said Canada was enforcing immigration rules:

“We are an open and welcoming country because citizens have confidence in our immigration and refugee system and we have been able to continue to defend and protect the integrity of that system.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Quebec Border Camp Swells With Asylum Seekers From US, Many Haitian

CANADA POLITICS: Quebec Border Camp Swells With Asylum Seekers From US, Many Haitian

Most of the recent arrivals have been Haitians, officials say, who fear they will be deported from the U.S. as their “temporary protected status,” which granted more than 50,000 Haitians residency in the U.S. after the 2010 earthquake, is set to expire in January. Spurred by false accounts of guaranteed residency in Canada, they made for the border.

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MEXICO POLITICS: US Sued for Turning Away Mexican Asylum Seekers at Border

MEXICO POLITICS: US Sued for Turning Away Mexican Asylum Seekers at Border

Amnesty International and Human Rights First confirmed the report, saying such incidents have occurred at crossings along the 2,000-mile US-Mexico border over the past year.

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CANADA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers in Canada Who Fled Trump Now Trapped in Legal Limbo

CANADA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers in Canada Who Fled Trump Now Trapped in Legal Limbo

Canada’s refugee tribunal has put people from certain war-torn countries such as Syria and Yemen on an expedited track that requires no hearings.

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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: 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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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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NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Wilders Election Debate: Put Dutch First, Not ‘Brussels, Africa, and Asylum Seekers’

NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Wilders Election Debate: Put Dutch First, Not ‘Brussels, Africa, and Asylum Seekers’

“I say to all Dutch people at home, when you go to vote on Wednesday, if you want to put our country up for sale and ensure that our money goes to asylum seekers, Brussels and Africa instead of our own people, vote for the VVD” – the political party which Rutte heads.

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

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

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

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

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.

“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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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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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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PAPUA NEW GUINEA POLITICS: Here’s Why Manus Island Detention Camp Should Be Closed

PAPUA NEW GUINEA POLITICS: Here’s Why Manus Island Detention Camp Should Be Closed

872 asylum seekers are held on Manus despite Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court ruling that their detention was illegal and ordering the camps to close.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: US Officials Begin Assessing Asylum Seekers In Australia

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: US Officials Begin Assessing Asylum Seekers In Australia

Should Trump veto the deal, the detainees would be left with the choice of returning to their home countries or remaining in Nauru or Papua New Guinea.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: US, Australia Announce Refugee Resettlement Deal

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: US, Australia Announce Refugee Resettlement Deal

“I can confirm the government has reached a further third country resettlement arrangement for refugees with United States,” PM Malcolm Turnbull said.

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FRANCE: Calais ‘Jungle’ Camp Should Be Shut Down And Moved To Britain – Nicolas Sarkozy

FRANCE: Calais ‘Jungle’ Camp Should Be Shut Down And Moved To Britain – Nicolas Sarkozy

Nicolas Sarkozy: “I’m demanding the opening of a centre in Britain to deal with asylum seekers in Britain so Britain can do the work that concerns them.”

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AUSTRALIA: Asylum Seekers’ Camp On Papua New Guinea To Be Closed Down

AUSTRALIA: Asylum Seekers’ Camp On Papua New Guinea To Be Closed Down

“1,000 men on Manus lost 3 or more years of their lives locked up in limbo for no good reason,” Elaine Pearson Australia director of Human Rights Watch.

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AUSTRALIA: Ethicists, Doctors Warn Europe On Asylum Seekers

AUSTRALIA: Ethicists, Doctors Warn Europe On Asylum Seekers

In 2009 Australia signed up to Optional Protocol on the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, (OPCAT).

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