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2018

15

Aug

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Germany deports failed Afghan asylum seekers

A plane arrived in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday morning with 46 rejected Afghan asylum seekers deported from Germany, airport officials told journalists. The collective deportation was the 15th such flight since December 2016. Including Wednesday’s flight, some 350 people have been forcibly returned to Kabul after their asylum applications were turned down. Last month, a […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Qantara

07

Aug

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US centers force migrant children to take drugs

Immigrant children are being routinely and forcibly given a range of psychotropic drugs at U.S. government-funded youth shelters to manage their trauma after being detained and in some cases separated from parents, according to a lawsuit. Children held at facilities such as the Shiloh Treatment Center in Texas are almost certain to be administered the […]

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Country: United States
Source: Reuters , Dünya Bülteni

30

Jul

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Canada using DNA testing, ancestry websites to investigate migrants

Immigration officials are using DNA testing and ancestry websites to try to establish the nationality of migrants, the Canada Border Services Agency said on Friday. CBSA spokesperson Jayden Robertson said the agency uses DNA testing to determine identity of “longer-term detainees” when other techniques have been exhausted. “DNA testing assists the CBSA in determining identity […]

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Country: Canada
Source: CBC News

20

Jul

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Greece: Asylum-seeking children deprived of school

Greece is denying thousands of asylum-seeking children their right to an education because of an European Union-backed migration policy that traps them on the Aegean islands, Human Rights Watch on July 18 said. The 51-page report, “‘Without Education They Lose Their Future’: Denial of Education to Child Asylum Seekers on the Greek Islands,” found that fewer […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Human Rights Watch , En Son Haber

19

Jul

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Four activists held in France for escorting migrants over border

Four people accused of illegally helping migrants cross the border into France were being questioned by police on Tuesday, the latest case over aid provided to refugees on the move through Europe. The activists, part of the “Tous Migrants” association, took part in a solidarity march of 100 activists escorting some 20 migrants over an […]

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Country: France
Source: The Local , Sputnik

16

Jul

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Calls for France to end xenophobia, Islamophobia as migrant, Muslim players clinch World Cup win

As France clinched its second-ever World Cup win over Croatia thanks to goals by migrants and a Muslim, fans and onlookers quickly pointed out the need for the country to apply its victories on the field to life off the field. Often in the spotlight for its xenophobic and Islamophobic social policies, France didn’t seem […]

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Country: France
Source: A News , Utanç Günlüğü

12

Jul

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Afghan asylum seeker deported from Germany commits suicide

A failed Afghan asylum seeker deported from Germany on July 4, 2018, killed himself in a Kabul guesthouse on Tuesday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) told DW. The 23-year-old man was staying at a hotel used by the IOM as temporary accommodation for returnees. “We can confirm that a 23-year-old Afghan, who was deported […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle

10

Jul

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Sharp rise in children in French migrant detention

The number of foreign children held in detention in France pending deportation rose sharply in 2017, according to a report from six migrant aid groups. Some 304 children in 147 different families were detained in 2017, up from 179 children in 2016, the report said. It is the highest number reported by the groups since […]

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Country: France
Source: A News , Dünya Bülteni

06

Jul

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US using DNA tests to reunite children with migrant parents

US officials have ordered DNA tests on “under 3,000” detained children who remain separated from their migrant parents, in an effort to reunite families at the centre of a border crisis, a senior official has said. The Department of Health and Human Services is “doing DNA testing to confirm parentage quickly and accurately,” its Secretary […]

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Country: United States
Source: RTE , Bianet

04

Jul

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Germany deports 69 failed asylum-seekers to Afghanistan

German authorities say they have deported 69 Afghans whose asylum requests were rejected back to their home country. A plane carrying the men from Munich to Kabul landed in the Afghan capital early Wednesday. It was one of the largest collective deportation flights yet organized by Germany, which has vowed to step up the removal […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AP