refugees

Trump Vows to Shut U.S. Borders to Middle Eastern Migrants in “Thank You” Tour

By Emily Stephenson CINCINNATI, Dec 1 – President-elect Donald Trump kicked off his post-election “thank you tour” on Thursday by railing against globalization, promising the return of manufacturing jobs to American workers, and vowing to shut U.S. borders to some Middle East migrants. Speaking in an arena that was about three-quarters full, Trump rallied the

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Resettled In the Baltics, Refugees Flee for Wealthier Lands

By Andrius Sytas and Gederts Gelzis RUKLA, Lithuania/MUCENIEKI, Latvia, Nov 28 – In early November, 34 Syrian and Iraqi refugees boarded buses heading for Germany from Lithuania, the country where they had been resettled. No one expects them to return. Only a tiny number of refugees from war in the Middle East have been sent

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Australia’s Plan to Ban Asylum Seekers Who Arrive by Boat in Jeopardy

SYDNEY, Nov 8 – Australia’s plan to permanently ban asylum seekers who arrive by boat from ever entering the country was in jeopardy on Tuesday when the opposition Labor said it would not support the ban. Under the plan asylum seekers who are deemed genuine refugees and resettled in a third country would be permanently

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Trump Says He Would Not Admit Refugees Without Community Support

By Emily Stephenson STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Nov 7 – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told crowds in Michigan and Minnesota on Sunday his administration would not admit refugees without local support, using appearances in states with growing Muslim communities to criticize Democrat Hillary Clinton’s support for accepting people fleeing Syria. Trump said in Minneapolis that

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Pakistan to Deport “Afghan Girl” from Famed National Geographic Photo

By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov 4 – A Pakistani judge on Friday ordered the deportation of Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed “Afghan Girl” whose 1985 photo in National Geographic became a symbol of her country’s wars, after finding her guilty of illegally obtaining a Pakistani identity card. Gula, now in her 40s, also was sentenced

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Refugees Languish in Greek Limbo as Alarm Grows in Brussels

By Karolina Tagaris ATHENS, Nov 1 – Seven months after the European Union and Turkey struck an agreement to turn back the tide of Syrians fleeing west, not a single refugee has been sent back from Greece, and Brussels is losing its patience as overcrowded camps grow violent. The agreement reached in March was designed

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U.N. Human Rights Investigator to Assess Australia’s Asylum Policy

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, Nov 1 – A U.N. investigator into the human rights of migrants arrived in Australia on Tuesday to assess its tough asylum seeker policy, after aborting a visit last year claiming a lack of government assistance and access to asylum seeker detention camps. The U.N. Special Rapporteur on the human rights

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France Starts Clearing “Jungle” Migrant Camp in Calais

By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France, Oct 24 – France began clearing the sprawling “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais on Monday, with hundreds carrying suitcases queuing outside a hangar to be resettled in reception centres across the country. The first buses departed less than an hour after immigration workers started the operation and officials predicted some

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First 14 Unaccompanied Children from Calais “Jungle” Reach Britain

LONDON, Oct 17 – A first busload of children arrived in Britain on Monday from the “Jungle” camp near the French port of Calais as the British government started to act on its commitment to take in unaccompanied migrant children before the camp is destroyed. The fate of children staying in the Jungle, a squalid

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