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Refugees

2019

05

Feb

Swedish student to face trial after anti-deportation protest that stopped flight

The Swedish student who livestreamed her onboard protest against the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker will go on trial. Elin Ersson will appear at Gothenburg District Court, charged with violating Sweden’s Aviation Act. Ersson protested in July last year against the Swedish government’s policy of deporting some rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan by boarding […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: The Local.se

04

Feb

US fake university: India anger after students arrested

India has made a diplomatic protest to the US after 129 Indian students were arrested for enrolling in a fake university. The University of Farmington, advertised as based in Michigan state, was run by undercover agents from the Department of Homeland Security to expose “pay-to-stay” immigration fraud. Prosecutors say those who enrolled knew that the […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC , BBC

01

Feb

Pentagon sending 3,500 additional troops to border

The Pentagon is sending an additional 3,500 troops to the U.S. southern border with Mexico to assist with border security measures. Representative Adam Smith (D-WA), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released the latest troop numbers after slamming the Department of Defense’s lack of transparency in a letter to Acting Secretary of Defense […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , VOA

29

Jan

ICE Courthouse arrests up 1700 percent in New York

Since the beginning of the Trump administration, the number of ICE arrests in New York City courthouses has increased by 1700 percent, according the new report. In 2016, ICE agents arrested only 11 undocumented immigrants at courthouses throughout the five boroughs. In 2017, the number climbed to 178, the Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) said. “Our […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Intercept

29

Jan

Germany’s thousands of missing refugee minors

The increased influx of refugees to Europe in recent years has also brought tens of thousands of refugee minors to Germany, as well as other countries. Many of them vanished from the authorities’ radar after arrival, either immediately or at some later date. At the start of 2017, Germany’s Federal Criminal Investigation Office (BKA) recorded […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DW

25

Jan

Court in Italy rules Matteo Salvini should be tried for kidnapping

Italy’s deputy prime minister and interior minister, Matteo Salvini, is one step away from facing trial after a surprise court ruling determined that he be tried for kidnapping. In August, prosecutors in Agrigento, Sicily, placed Salvini, who is leader of the far-right party the League, under investigation for the alleged kidnapping and detention of 177 […]

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Country: Italy
Source: The Guardian

24

Jan

Italy evicts more than 500 people from refugee centre

More than 500 people are being ousted from a refugee reception centre in a town close to Rome in the first major eviction since Italy’s rightwing populist government enacted hardline immigration measures into law. Thirty people were evicted from the centre, the second-largest of its kind in Italy and the place where Pope Francis washed […]

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Country: Italy
Source: The Guardian

22

Jan

Germany deports record number of refugees

In 2018, more refugees were transferred from Germany to other EU member states than ever before, according to an Interior Ministry report obtained by German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung. The report was a response to a parliamentary inquiry by the Left Party. Some 8,658 asylum-seekers who were required to leave Germany did so between January and the end […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DW

22

Jan

4 Arizona women convicted for leaving water for migrants

Four aid workers were convicted Friday on charges connected to their efforts to leave food and water for migrants in an Arizona wildlife refuge along the U.S.-Mexico border. The volunteers, who are members of the faith-based humanitarian aid group No More Deaths, were caught on Aug. 13, 2017, by a Federal Wildlife officer as they left water […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC , Time

22

Jan

Police in Slovenia accused of conducting unlawful expulsions

In Slovenia, police have been accused of breaching international law in dealing with applications for asylum. Police have rejected the claims. Slovenia’s Commissioner for Information, Mojca Prelesnik, has called on security forces to make public documents on the way migrants are treated at the border with Croatia.According to Prelesnik, the treatment and procedures for asylum […]

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Country: Slovenia
Source: Info Migrants