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Refugees

2019

15

Aug

More than 500 migrants remain stranded on ships in the Mediterranean

Two boats carrying more than 500 migrants remain stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy and Malta refused to allow them to dock. Open Arms, the Spanish NGO operating one of the vessels, said they felt “abandoned” and criticised Europe’s alleged silence on the matter. It is now 12 days that the boat has been stranded […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Euro News , Euro News

13

Aug

New US rule would target immigrants who use public benefits

United States President Donald Trump’s administration has unveiled a new rule that could deny visas and permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people who fail to meet income standards or receive food stamps, Medicaid and other public welfare. The White House said on Monday that migrants will be blocked from entering the country if they are likely […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , Aljazeera

08

Aug

680 immigrants are arrested in Mississippi

US immigration authorities have detained some 680 undocumented immigrants in what a federal prosecutor described as a record-setting operation. US Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi Mike Hurst told reporters the arrests took place at seven sites in six different cities in Mississippi on Wednesday. The raids, he said, are “believed to be the […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , CNN

08

Aug

Groups sue to block Trump administration’s expansion of rapid deportations

Advocacy groups sued the Trump administration on Tuesday in an effort to block a rule published last month that expands the number of migrants who can be subject to a sped-up deportation process without oversight by an immigration judge. The rule, published in the Federal Register on July 23, broadened the practice of “expedited removal” […]

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Country: United States
Source: Amerikanın Sesi , Reuters

06

Aug

Italy government wins confidence vote on decree targeting migrant rescue ships

The Italian government on Monday won a confidence vote in the Senate on a decree targeting charities operating migrant rescue ships, in a victory for Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and his far-right League party. The government of the League and the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement has been riven by internal strife in recent weeks but won […]

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Country: Italy
Source: TRT Haber , Reuters

05

Aug

EU border force implicated in migrant abuse

New reports place the EU border agency Frontex at scenes of brutality against migrants. The border guards of Greece, Bulgaria and Hungary have been found to be especially brutal. German and British media published reports on Monday that place the European Union border agency Frontex at the scene of illegal activities by national border guards […]

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Country: European Union
Source: AA , Info Migrants

01

Aug

Croatia’s president admits abusive migrant pushbacks

After months of official denials, Croatia’s president has admitted that the country’s police are involved in the violent pushbacks of migrants and asylum seekers apprehended inside the country. The best chance for thousands of refugees stuck in Bosnia is to cross its border with Croatia to make it to the European Union. For the past […]

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Country: Croatia
Source: The Guardian , Human Rights Watch

31

Jul

U.S. still separates child migrants despite the official ban

The Trump administration has taken hundreds of children from their families at the United States-Mexico border since a judge ordered the practice be stopped last year, Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) told a federal judge on Tuesday. Of the hundreds of thousands of children detained at the border since the court order last year, […]

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Country: United States
Source: NYT , DW

30

Jul

Homelessness on the rise in Germany

Around 650,000 people in Germany are without a permanent home, according to figures released by the Federal Association for Assistance to Homeless People (BAGW). The figures are based on estimates from 2017 and revealed that: Most homeless people live in emergency shelters, but around 48,000 people live on the streets. Migrants from EU nations in […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , DW

29

Jul

Dozens of migrants still stuck on vessel in Italy port

An Italian coast guard vessel carrying some 130 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean has finally been allowed to dock in Sicily, but its passengers will not be allowed to leave the ship until Brussels decides on which countries will take them in, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Sunday. The EU had to give a clear […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Sputnik , DW