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  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by Apolatia
    +11 +1

    U.S. reduces refugee ceiling to 30,000 for 2019

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the U.S. will limit refugee admission to 30,000 in 2019, down from 45,000 in 2018. When Trump took office, the refugee cap stood at 110,000. The new age of automation is building global momentum much faster than many thought, with more than half of the tasks done by human workers on pace to switch to machines in just seven years, according to a report released today.

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by jasont
    +17 +1

    'They were laughing at us': immigrants tell of cruelty, illness, and filth in US detention

    After harrowing journeys to the US, new arrivals are held in overcrowded and unhygienic conditions, dozens of interviews reveal. All day and night they listened to the wailing of hungry children. Here, in a freezing immigration detention facility somewhere in the Rio Grande valley of south Texas, adults and children alike were fainting from dehydration and lack of food. Sleep was almost impossible; the lights were left on, they had just a thin metallic sheet to protect against the cold and there was nothing to lie down on but the hard floor.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by rexall
    +12 +1

    Gay refugee couple separated in Turkey now 'free and together' in Canada

    A gay couple who fled their home countries so they could be together, only to be forcibly separated in Turkey, have arrived safely in Canada, thanks to the efforts of private refugee sponsors. Alireza, who is from Iran, and his partner and Kiran, who is from India, arrived in Vancouver on Thursday, greeted at the airport by members of the Vancouver Rainbow Refugee group who sponsored them. As It Happens is withholding their full names because their families back home still don't know they are gay.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by geoleo
    +11 +1

    More than 150 arrested in massive ICE raid in Texas

    Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arm arrested more than 150 people Tuesday on allegations of immigration violations at a trailer manufacturer in North Texas, authorities said. Katrina W. Berger, special agent in charge of HSI's Dallas office said at a news conference, "With those numbers, this is one of the larger work site enforcement operations conducted at one site in the past 10 years."

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by hxxp
    +18 +1

    Report: Trump Admin Denying Passports to Citizens Along Border

    The Trump administration has reportedly been denying or revoking passports from some citizens along the southern U.S. border over suspicions that their birth certificates were fraudulently obtained. The Washington Post reports that under the Trump administration, denials and revocations of passports have “surged.” The State Department began denying passports to some people born along Texas’s Rio Grande Valley during the Obama era, acting on evidence that some midwives and certain physicians were providing “U.S. birth certificates to babies who were actually born in Mexico” between the 1950s and the 1990s.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Chubros
    +15 +1

    Coast-to-coast protests denounce Trump immigration policies

    Americans young and old took to the streets of US cities Saturday to say "Families Belong Together" nearly two months after the Trump administration implemented its "zero tolerance" policy toward undocumented immigrants, prompting the separation of thousands of children from their parents.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by socialiguana
    +3 +1

    Every third young Russian wants to leave for good

    The number of Russians aged 18 to 24, who announced their desire to move abroad for permanent residence, has reached a maximum in the last five years. This was reported by 31% of respondents of the latest poll conducted by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM). In 2014-2017, the share of those who thought of emigration fluctuated in the range of 21-26%. In 2013, the same 31% of respondents gave the same answer to this question.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by darvinhg
    +10 +1

    In Denmark, Harsh New Laws for Immigrant ‘Ghettos’

    When Rokhaia Naassan gives birth in the coming days, she and her baby boy will enter a new category in the eyes of Danish law. Because she lives in a low-income immigrant neighborhood described by the government as a “ghetto,” Rokhaia will be what the Danish newspapers call a “ghetto parent” and he will be a “ghetto child.” Starting at the age of 1, “ghetto children” must be separated from their families for at least 25 hours a week, not including nap time, for mandatory instruction in...

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by mariogi
    +3 +1

    UK immigration authorities separating children from parents

    The British government is separating children from parents who have been taken into immigration detention – the practice that brought worldwide condemnation for the Trump administration. Scores of children – and possibly hundreds – are separated from a parent or carer in the UK every year, according to a charity that challenges immigration detention.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by ticktack
    +11 +1

    Federal court says U.S. breaking its own rules on asylum seekers

    A federal judge on Monday determined the U.S. government is violating its own rules regarding the treatment of people seeking asylum. Judge James Boasberg issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to stop what opponents called the arbitrary detention of legitimate asylum seekers. The case in question continues, but the injunction opens up yet another legal front in the multi-directional battle being waged by the Trump administration over immigration.

  • Expression
    2 months ago
    by kxh
    +10 +1

    Church places cage around baby Jesus statue in US immigration protest

    A US church protesting the Trump administration's widely-condemned immigration policy has made a bold statement.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Nelson
    +18 +1

    Trump Creates ‘Denaturalization’ Task Force to Pursue Deportation Against Thousands of U.S. Citizens

    There’s government pork and then there’s just swine.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Nelson
    +11 +1

    The U.S. deported this mother to Guatemala. It kept her 6-year-old son.

    On May 5, Lourdes Marianela De Leon boarded a bus in Guatemala with Leo, her son. Lourdes, a single mother, was 27. Leo was 6. In pictures, they're always smiling together, mom with a dimple on her left cheek, son with a toothy grin. Their goal: to cross the U.S. border illegally with Leo and start a new life with relatives in New Jersey.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by bradd
    +2 +1

    Canadian cannabis workers targeted by U.S. border guards for lifetime bans

    As tensions between Canada and the U.S. have risen in recent months, a quieter, slower-burning conflict has been developing along the border: Canadians associated with the cannabis industry — even if they have never used the drug — can be banned for life from America. Despite Washington State legalizing cannabis within state boundaries, the border is under federal jurisdiction. And since cannabis, along with drugs such as heroin and cocaine, is a Schedule I substance, past or current association with the drug is considered a federal crime in the U.S.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by funhonestdude
    +9 +1

    Feds say just 4 of 102 young migrant kids reunited with parents as court deadline looms

    Lawyers for the Justice Department said in a court filing Tuesday that the federal government will miss a court-imposed deadline to reunite most of 102 migrant children under the age of 5 with their parents from whom they were separated. As of Tuesday morning, four children had been reunited with their parents, and as many as 51 others could be reunited by day's end, according to the joint filing submitted by the government and the ACLU to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by larylin
    +12 +1

    'A chaotic day': Officials and nonprofits try to reunite toddlers separated from parents

    Ever Reyes Mejia held his son for the first time since they were separated months ago, and pressed his forehead against the smiling toddler's face. They stood outside a US Customs and Immigration Center in Michigan, Mejia clutching his son's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles backpack. Tuesday marked the government's court-ordered deadline to return children under five years old, who were recently separated from their parents at the US border, to their families. The government earlier said it won't be able to reunite all those children by the deadline.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by wildcard
    +14 +1

    Border officials may have taken child of US citizen into custody

    U.S. officials at the southern border may have taken a child of a U.S. citizen into custody, administration lawyers revealed Tuesday. In a court filing to give an update on efforts to reunite families, lawyers for the Department of Justice (DOJ) said the administration is unable to determine if the child was separated from the parent, and the government hasn’t been able to locate the parent for more than a year.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by zyery
    +3 +1

    Documents: Trump’s Office of Refugee Resettlement Is Budgeting for a Surge in Child Separations

    The Office of Refugee Resettlement is preparing for the possibility of another surge in family separations. Internal documents obtained by Slate show that ORR has modeled a scenario in which the Trump administration’s border policies could require the detention of thousands more immigrant children.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by everlost
    +14 +1

    UN reaches deal on migrants - without US

    The UN General Assembly has agreed on a deal to better manage the international flow of migrants and protect human rights. Diplomats from every country except the United States negotiated as global tensions on the issue continue to cause political upheaval and harsh anti-immigrant sentiment. Known as the Global Compact for Migration - it will be formally adopted by world leaders in Morocco in December. The BBC's Nada Tawfik explains what’s in the agreement.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by socialiguana
    +16 +1

    More than 1,000 migrants cleared from Paris' biggest illegal camp - just a day after Macron honours 'Spider-man'

    Police have cleared the largest illegal refugee camp in Paris that has become a focal point in France’s immigration debate. The evacuation of more than 1,000 migrants came a day after President Emmanuel Macron awarded honorary citizenship and a job to a Malian immigrant who climbed the outside of a building to save a boy dangling from a balcony. Mamoudou Gassama, who scaled four floors to pluck the child from danger, was given a medal for courage and has been nicknamed Spider-Man.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by geoleo
    +10 +1

    Will take 50 yrs to expel migrants

    Innsbruck, July 12 - Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Thursday "Italy has a backlog of 500,000 illegal immigrants and if we don't manage to expel more than 10,000 a year we'll take 50 years to make up for the past". He said there had been "no concrete results" from EU initiatives in Africa. Salvini said at an informal meeting of EU interior ministers that "It's right to think of what will happen in a few months but another two migrant boats are arriving in Italy with hundreds of migrants. "My problem is today, not a few months' time".

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by Apolatia
    +12 +1

    Trump administration says it met deadline to reunite migrant families. 711 children are not reunified.

    Donald Trump's administration has taken credit for meeting a court-ordered deadline to reunite thousands of migrant families it separated at the border — despite hundreds of children remaining apart from their parents. More than 700 migrant kids have not been reunified with their parents since the White House launched a "zero tolerance" policy along the US-Mexico border. That policy began the systematic separation of families, including those legally seeking asylum, forcing children into immigrant detention centres and makeshift “tent cities.”

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +6 +1

    6 workers at Mexican restaurant in Marshfield arrested by ICE, manager says

    Six employees of a Mexican restaurant in Marshfield were arrested by officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement in July, according to the restaurant's manager. El Charro's manager, Jorge Macias, said the six men had no criminal history since illegally immigrating from Mexico several years ago.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by kxh
    +13 +1

    ‘I didn’t see my daughter for a month’: how UK splits migrant families

    The Home Office uses similar tactics to those of the Trump administration – with devastating effects for parents and children

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by melaniee
    +3 +1

    Judge orders US to bring back asylum seekers deported while court was hearing case

    A federal judge ordered the government to return an asylum-seeking mother and her daughter to the US after the Trump administration revealed in a Thursday court hearing that they had sent the migrants to Central America while the court was still considering their case. The judge, Emmet Sullivan, said it was unacceptable the government had deported the family and threatened to hold the US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in contempt if the situation was not resolved.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by wetwilly87
    +14 +1

    People Are Donating Millions Of Frequent Flyer Miles To Help Reunite Separated Migrant Families

    "We just used some to fly a 3-year-old and his dad, who had been separated at the border, from Michigan (where the son had been taken) to their extended family." While hundreds of families separated at the US–Mexico border under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy remain apart, a Michigan woman has inspired people to help reunite loved ones by donating their frequent flyer miles.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by jasont
    +3 +1

    The Forced Drugging of Child Immigrants Is a Moral Abomination That Can’t Just Be Blamed on Trump

    A federal court has given the Trump administration until Friday, Aug. 10, to figure out a plan for the 28 immigrant children still detained at the Shiloh Treatment Center in southeast Texas. Any child who is not deemed to pose “a risk of harm to self or others” must be transferred to a less restrictive facility, per Judge Dolly Gee’s July 30 ruling in a lawsuit filed earlier this year. She also addressed the lawsuit’s claims that residents at Shiloh have been given forced injections and prescribed antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotic drugs without consent.

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by Slay
    +1 +1

    Fiancee Visa Philippines - K1 Visa, K3 Visa

    If you have recently become engaged to a Filipina lady, or if you have been married in the Philippines, you will be required to file an immigration visa application in order for your fiancee, or wife, to immigrate to the USA. The immigration process can be a stressful experience for many people. If not properly …

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +11 +1

    Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

    The Swiss city of Lausanne has blocked a Muslim couple’s bid to become Swiss nationals over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex. The municipality said it refused to grant the couple’s citizenship application over their lack of respect for gender equality, Lausanne mayor Gregoire Junod said. He said a municipal commission had questioned the couple several months ago to determine if they met the criteria for citizenship, but had determined in the ruling made public on Friday that they missed the mark on integration.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by everlost
    +24 +1

    California: man driving wife to hospital to give birth arrested by Ice agents

    A California woman said she had to drive herself to the hospital to give birth alone, after her husband was arrested by agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or Ice. María del Carmen Venegas told a Spanish-language TV station, KMEX-TV, she and her husband, Joel Arrona–Lara, 36, were driving to the hospital for a planned C–section on Wednesday when they stopped for gas in San Bernardino, just east of Los Angeles.

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  • Analysis
    4 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +16 +1

    Qatar's Showcase of Shame

    A certain irony registered on the calendars of Persian Gulf residents on Dec. 18: That Wednesday was both Qatar’s National Day and International Migrants Day — a notable coincidence considering the fact that 90 percent of Qatar’s population is made up of migrant workers.

  • Analysis
    4 years ago
    by robmonk
    +15 +1

    Europe Failing to Protect Roma From Discrimination and Poverty

    More than 10 million Roma live in Europe. Tens of thousands of them are fleeing westwards from poverty and discrimination in the countries of southeastern Europe. But EU member states are failing to help them.

  • Analysis
    4 years ago
    by geoleo
    +15 +1

    Poland to shrink by over 2 million by 2035

    The draft report by the Migration Research Academy - which will be published in full next spring - finds that following Poland joining the European Union in 2004, mass emigration has affected many regions of the country negatively. "Depopulation from permanent emigration, combined with low birth rates and an aging population, has caused significant disturbances to socio-economic development and will have an effect on the future development of these regions," the report says.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by bkool
    +16 +1

    Swiss voters back limit on immigration

    Voters in Switzerland narrowly backed a proposal to limit immigration Sunday, in a blow for the government after it had warned that the measure could harm the Swiss economy and relations with the European Union.