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Refugees

2018

15

Oct

Matteo Salvini orders removal of refugees from Riace

Hundreds of migrants living in an Italian town famed for welcoming newcomers in a bid to boost its economy are to be removed on orders from the far-right government. They will be transferred to centers in other parts of the country next week. Riace, in the southern Calabria region, has made headlines across the world for a […]

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Country: Italy
Source: The Independent

02

Oct

Italy arrests mayor for allegedly aiding illegal immigration

The mayor of a small town in southern Italy who has become a symbol for welcoming migrants to Italy has been placed under house arrest for allegedly aiding illegal immigration. Italian financial police arrested the mayor of the Calabrian town of Riace, Domenico Lucano, early Tuesday as part of an investigation that news agency ANSA reports was spurred […]

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Country: Italy
Source: ABC News , NTV

14

Sep

Belgium announces plans to lock up migrants in transit

Belgium continues to crack down on migration. Following a Royal Decree in August – which cleared the way for detaining families with children – the Belgian government on Monday unveiled a string of new measures to combat illegal migration. Interior Minister Jan Jambon announced the opening of a “national administrative centre for transmigration”. The centre […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Info Migrants , TRT Haber

10

Sep

Safe now: Norway to cancel refugee status, send back 1,600 asylum seekers

Norway has announced plans to deprive 1,600 Somali immigrants of their refugee status, as their homeland is considered safe enough to return to, the newspaper Nettavisen reported. According to the Norwegian government, Islamists from al-Shabaab* have been pushed back in Somalia, which despite ongoing battles has evolved from a failed state to a functional one. […]

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Country: Norway
Source: Sputnik

07

Sep

French police evacuate Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk

Police moved in to clear 500 migrants from a camp near the French port city of Dunkirk, along the English Channel where many gather hoping to stow away on trucks or ferries heading to Britain, officials said Thursday. Around 200 officers took part in the operation which was going smoothly at Grande-Synthe, just outside the city, […]

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Country: France
Source: France 24 , TRT Haber

07

Sep

Migration ‘mother of all political problems,’ says German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, head of the CSU, the conservative sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU, has said that migration was the “mother of all political problems” in Germany and one of the principal reasons for waning support for the established parties, German media report. “Many people now associate their social problems with […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle

04

Sep

Dutch asylum row: Armenian children face expulsion

Two Armenian children who have spent most of their lives in the Netherlands face imminent deportation after emerging from hiding following a failed asylum plea. Howick, 13, and his sister Lily, 12, came to the Netherlands with their mother in 2008. Their mother was deported last year and the children’s friends have rallied around them, […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: BBC

03

Sep

Swedish right-wing MP visits Syria to discuss sending refugees back

The recently-established right-wing party Alternative for Sweden (AfS) is betting on public support for its advocacy of the repatriation of migrants, and Syrians account for a large proportion of the refugees to have arrived in Sweden during the recent years’ migrant crisis. Swedish MP Mikael Jansson of the Alternative for Sweden party has visited Syria at the behest […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Sputnik

30

Aug

Toddler dies after ICE detainment, lawyer alleges substandard care

A migrant mother and her lawyers allege that substandard care at a detention facility run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is to blame for her toddler’s death six weeks after their release. Yazmin Juarez, 20, and her 18-month-old daughter, Mariee, came to the U.S. from Guatemala via the Rio Grande, according to CNN. Juarez sought […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Hill

29

Aug

Austria asylum seekers to be denied apprenticeships

Austria will no longer allow asylum seekers to take up apprenticeship opportunities while their claims are being assessed, a policy reversal by the country’s anti-immigration government criticised by the opposition. The decision reverses a 2012 policy aimed at integrating refugees. A coalition of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’ conservative People’s Party (VPOe) and the far-right Freedom Party […]

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Country: Austria
Source: World Bulletin