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Why more Germans are anti-Trump than anti-immigration

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Trump abruptly attacks 'chain migration,' a term that worries immigration advocates

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Rape cases fuel anti-migrant angst in Italy ahead of election

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After Irma, reverse migration back to Florida begins

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Europe still 'hasn't done homework' on refugees

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Europe still 'hasn't done homework' on refugees


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Rising migrant flow to Spain could become 'big emergency': U.N.

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Rising migrant flow to Spain could become 'big emergency': U.N.


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Photos: Yemen's civil war turns country into cholera breeding ground

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One year on, UN officials take stock of efforts to address large movements of refugees, migrants
Today’s event provided an update on two key commitments of the Declaration – the global compact on refugees, and the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. The crises that drove the adoption of the New York Declaration have not abated, High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi told the gathering. “And the need for international protection for those fleeing in search of safety is more compelling than ever   Read More ...
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The Latest: Refugees who paid for trip left on Greek highway
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the large numbers of refugees and migrants who have tried to reach or entered Europe (all times local): Authorities say 77 refugees and migrants were found walking along a highway in Greece after smugglers they had paid to drive them to Athens dumped them hundreds of kilometers away. Police said Wednesday that there were 37 children and teenagers among the group of 65 Iraqis and 12 Syrians   Read More ...
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The Latest: Refugees who paid for trip left on Greek highway
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the large numbers of refugees and migrants who have tried to reach or entered Europe (all times local): Authorities say 77 refugees and migrants were found walking along a highway in Greece after smugglers they had paid to drive them to Athens dumped them hundreds of kilometers away. Police said Wednesday that there were 37 children and teenagers among the group of 65 Iraqis and 12 Syrians   Read More ...
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More than a million migrants in Europe stuck in limbo, still waiting for final decisions on their asylum applications
Of the 2.2 million people who fled their countries and sought refuge in Europe during 2015 and 2016, about half were still awaiting final decisions on their asylum applications at the end of December, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. Most of the asylum seekers had fled war-torn Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq and endured a treacherous journey to Europe by taking small boats from Turkey across the Mediterranean to Greece or Italy   Read More ...
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Election may reflect Germany's management of migrant influx
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel adopted a mantra when citizens questioned her decision to open the country to refugees fleeing wars: "We'll manage." She kept repeating it as the lines at immigration offices circled city blocks, school gyms turned into temporary housing and the questions devolved into angry criticism. But as Merkel campaigns for a fourth term, the German obsession with "Ordnung"— order — looks to have been assuaged   Read More ...
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President Trump in UN speech says refugees are ‘deeply unfair’ to sending and receiving countries  
President Trump slipped rhetoric opposing refugees into his United Nations address Tuesday, describing mass migration as “deeply unfair” to all involved countries. His remarks seemed to imply refugees are wrong to flee their home countries, and it continued his administration’s recent efforts to paint a dark portrait of migration’s impacts. “For decades the United States has dealt with migration challenges here in the Western Hemisphere   Read More ...
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French Police evacuate migrants from makeshift forest camp
The prefecture of the Nord region confirmed that an evacuation is in progress at the camp on Tuesday and the migrants are being taken to shelters. The regional newspaper Nord Littoral reported that hundreds of police were putting migrants on buses. It said some 350 migrants were staying at the camp in the Grande-Synthe region outside Dunkirk. Migrants trying to sneak across the English Channel to Britain have been living in forested areas since an official camp of wooden shelters, housing some 1,500 migrants, burned to the ground in April   Read More ...
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Why more Germans are anti-Trump than anti-immigration
BERLIN — After Donald Trump was elected U.S. president largely due to his anti-immigration message, Germany's ruling party feared a similar backlash here following its admission of 1 million migrants fleeing war and poverty since 2015. It turns out there has been a backlash. But it is against Trump more than immigrants. As Germany's national election on Sunday nears, Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is responsible for opening the doors to migrants, seems headed toward a historic fourth term   Read More ...
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People smugglers test new migrant sea route through Romania
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Italy, Going It Alone, Stalls the Flow of Migrants. But at What Cost?
CAIRO — As they scrambled to curb the flow of migrants, Europe’s leaders wrestled with a vexing question: How to stop the ruthless Libyan militias that control the human-trafficking trade from dispatching countless boats across the Mediterranean? Now Italy, after striking out on its own, appears to have found a solution — one that, though wildly successful for the moment, is provoking questions about its methods and the humanitarian costs   Read More ...
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Trump abruptly attacks 'chain migration,' a term that worries immigration advocates
President Trump echoed anti-immigration groups Friday morning when he suddenly condemned any new immigration policy that would allow “chain migration.” “CHAIN MIGRATION cannot be allowed to be part of any legislation on Immigration!” he exclaimed. Trump was referring to an immigration-policy concept that allowing immigrants to sponsor nonnuclear family members causes migration to surge. Critics of liberal immigration policies argue that one immigrant will sponsor several others, who in turn sponsor even more   Read More ...
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Merkel warns Hungary of financial consequences of defying EU on migrants
BERLIN (Reuters) - Hungary could face financial consequences if it defies a European court ruling ordering it to accept its allocated share of refugees arriving in Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a newspaper interview. The remarks suggest a hardening of Germany’s line on the right-wing Hungarian government of Viktor Orban, who has been outspoken in his opposition to an agreement that each European Union country should agree to take in a quota of refugees   Read More ...
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President Trump Says He Won't Allow 'Chain Migration.' What's That?
As President Donald Trump wrestles over the details of a DACA deal with Democrats , he gave an assurance to conservatives Friday morning. "CHAIN MIGRATION cannot be allowed to be part of any legislation on Immigration!" the President. Chain migration is the process by which one immigrant is admitted to the country, then he or she sponsors relatives back home to come to the U   Read More ...
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Trump says immigration bill cannot include 'chain migration'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said so-called “chain migration,” a term often used to refer to citizens or permanent residents sponsoring relatives or the clustering of certain immigrants in the same areas, cannot be included in any immigration legislation. “CHAIN MIGRATION cannot be allowed to be part of any legislation on Immigration!” Trump wrote on Twitter. The statement comes after Trump stunned many fellow Republicans this week by negotiating with top congressional Democratic leaders over the DACA program protecting the children of undocumented immigrants   Read More ...
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Trump says immigration bill cannot include ‘chain migration’
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said so-called “chain migration,” a term often used to refer to citizens or permanent residents sponsoring relatives or the clustering of certain immigrants in the same areas, cannot be included in any immigration legislation. “CHAIN MIGRATION cannot be allowed to be part of any legislation on Immigration!” Trump wrote on Twitter. The statement comes after Trump stunned many fellow Republicans this week by negotiating with top congressional Democratic leaders over the DACA program protecting the children of undocumented immigrants   Read More ...
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Asian businesses push to end modern slavery for migrant workers
Manila, PhilippinesAsia Pacific business leaders are working on recommendations to protect migrant workers from modern day slavery and to ensure companies' supply sources are free from such unethical employment, according to Australia's ambassador for people smuggling and human trafficking. One idea might be to create a regional website that rates employment recruiters – something already being done in Vietnam, Andrew Goledzinowski said   Read More ...
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EU migration chief says crisis over, border checks must end
BRUSSELS (AP) — Extraordinary border controls inside Europe's passport-free travel area should not be extended because the refugee emergency is abating, the European Union's top migration official said Thursday. Systematic ID checks are banned in the 26-nation passport-free travel zone known as the Schengen area, but the EU has made exceptions for Austria, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and non-EU country Norway to prolong ID checks at their borders   Read More ...
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EU migration chief says crisis over, border checks must end
BRUSSELS (AP) — Extraordinary border controls inside Europe's passport-free travel area should not be extended because the refugee emergency is abating, the European Union's top migration official said Thursday. Systematic ID checks are banned in the 26-nation passport-free travel zone known as the Schengen area, but the EU has made exceptions for Austria, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and non-EU country Norway to prolong ID checks at their borders   Read More ...
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Clashes erupt over migrant center outside Rome
ROME (AP) — Clashes have broken out over the presence of a migrant center in Rome's outskirts in the latest sign of increasing tensions over the influx of migrants in Italian cities. The fascist Casapound movement was attending a municipal council meeting Wednesday over neighborhood tensions caused by the presence of about 80 African migrants at a shelter. Casapound wants to close the center   Read More ...
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Rape cases fuel anti-migrant angst in Italy ahead of election
ROME (Reuters) - Rape allegations leveled against foreigners are fuelling anti-immigrant sentiment in Italy ahead of elections due early next year, when migration is likely to top the political agenda. Anti-immigration politicians have leapt on the crimes to ram home their message that the center-left government has been lax on border controls, allowing more than 600,000 migrants, mainly Africans, to enter the country over the past four years   Read More ...
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After Irma, reverse migration back to Florida begins
ATLANTA — With Irma having weakened into inland rainstorms, Floridians are beginning a mass migration back to a battered, water-logged state where millions remains without power. But traffic maps, social media reports, gasoline trackers and the ever-reliable eye test all say it isn’t an easy trip Tuesday and won’t be in the days ahead. “As soon as we hit the state line, it was traffic jams and accidents,” said Elizabeth Priore of Fort Lauderdale, as she continued her return drive from Alpharetta, Georgia, late Tuesday afternoon   Read More ...
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After Irma, reverse migration back to Florida begins
ATLANTA (AP) — With Irma having weakened into inland rainstorms, Floridians are beginning a mass migration back to a battered, water-logged state where millions remains without power. But traffic maps, social media reports, gasoline trackers and the ever-reliable eye test all say it isn't an easy trip Tuesday and won't be in the days ahead. "As soon as we hit the state line, it was traffic jams and accidents," said Elizabeth Priore of Fort Lauderdale, as she continued her return drive from Alpharetta, Georgia, late Tuesday afternoon   Read More ...
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After Irma, reverse migration back to Florida begins
By BILL BARROW Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - With Irma having weakened into inland rainstorms, Floridians are beginning a mass migration back to a battered, water-logged state where millions remains without power. But traffic maps, social media reports, gasoline trackers and the ever-reliable eye test all say it isn't an easy trip Tuesday and won't be in the days ahead. "As soon as we hit the state line, it was traffic jams and accidents," said Elizabeth Priore of Fort Lauderdale, as she continued to her return drive from Alpharetta, Georgia, late Tuesday afternoon   Read More ...
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After Irma, reverse migration back to Florida begins
ATLANTA (AP) — With Irma having weakened into inland rainstorms, Floridians are beginning a mass migration back to a battered, water-logged state where millions remains without power. But traffic maps, social media reports, gasoline trackers and the ever-reliable eye test all say it isn't an easy trip Tuesday and won't be in the days ahead. "As soon as we hit the state line, it was traffic jams and accidents," said Elizabeth Priore of Fort Lauderdale, as she continued to her return drive from Alpharetta, Georgia, late Tuesday afternoon   Read More ...
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After Irma, reverse migration back to Florida begins
ATLANTA (AP) — With Irma having weakened into inland rainstorms, Floridians are beginning a mass migration back to a battered, water-logged state where millions remains without power. But traffic maps, social media reports, gasoline trackers and the ever-reliable eye test all say it isn’t an easy trip Tuesday and won’t be in the days ahead. “As soon as we hit the state line, it was traffic jams and accidents,” said Elizabeth Priore of Fort Lauderdale, as she continued her return drive from Alpharetta, Georgia, late Tuesday afternoon   Read More ...
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The Latest: Suspected migrant ship issues Black Sea SOS
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on migrants and refugees in Europe (all times local): Romania's coast guard has sent ships to rescue a vessel in distress on the Black Sea that is suspected of transporting migrants. The coast guard said it spotted a "clandestine ship" outside Romanian territorial waters some 32 miles east of the port of Midia on Tuesday morning   Read More ...
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The Latest: Suspected migrant ship issues Black Sea SOS
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on migrants and refugees in Europe (all times local): Romania's coast guard has sent ships to rescue a vessel in distress on the Black Sea that is suspected of transporting migrants. The coast guard said it spotted a "clandestine ship" outside Romanian territorial waters some 32 miles east of the port of Midia on Tuesday morning   Read More ...
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The Latest: Germany says EU migrant ruling must be accepted
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on migrants and refugees in Europe (all times local): Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier says a verdict by the European Union's top court on relocating migrants in the EU must be accepted even by those who don't agree with it. The European Court of Justice rejected legal action by Hungary and Slovakia seeking to avoid accepting refugees under an EU-wide plan   Read More ...
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The Latest: Germany says EU migrant ruling must be accepted
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on migrants and refugees in Europe (all times local): Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier says a verdict by the European Union's top court on relocating migrants in the EU must be accepted even by those who don't agree with it. The European Court of Justice rejected legal action by Hungary and Slovakia seeking to avoid accepting refugees under an EU-wide plan   Read More ...
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The Latest: Turkey stops hundreds of Syrians on Black Sea
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the large numbers of refugees and migrants trying to reach the continent (all times local): Turkish authorities say they stopped 313 migrants on the Black Sea attempting to reach Balkan countries in the last two days, suggesting the emergence of an alternative route to Europe. Turkey's coast guard said Sunday it stopped a fishing boat carrying 93 Syrians and one Afghan off the northern coast of Istanbul   Read More ...
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More than 300 Syrian refugees rescued, arrive in Cyprus
NICOSIA (Reuters) - Two boats crowded with 305 Syrian refugees arrived in Cyprus overnight, police said on Sunday, one of the largest group landings of migrants to the island since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011. The vessels were tracked sailing to the north-west of the island and were thought to have set off from the Turkish coastal city of Mersin   Read More ...
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305 Syrian migrants reach Cyprus on 2 boats
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police say a 36-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly driving one of a pair of boats that brought 305 Syrian refugees to the island's northwestern coast. Police spokesman Michalis Ioannou said Sunday that the 202 men, 30 women and 73 children who arrived at around midnight are thought to be the largest number of migrants to reach Cyprus in a single day   Read More ...
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The Latest: German minister urges standard migrant benefits
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): Germany's interior minister is calling for benefits for asylum-seekers to be standardized across the European Union, reducing his country's attractiveness for would-be migrants. Thomas de Maiziere also called in an interview with Saturday's edition of the daily Rheinische Post for legal procedures surrounding asylum and deportation to be standardized   Read More ...
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The Latest: German minister urges standard migrant benefits
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): Germany's interior minister is calling for benefits for asylum-seekers to be standardized across the European Union, reducing his country's attractiveness for would-be migrants. Thomas de Maiziere also called in an interview with Saturday's edition of the daily Rheinische Post for legal procedures surrounding asylum and deportation to be standardized   Read More ...
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Australia to allow more Pacific Islands workers, patrol fisheries
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will extend its Pacific Islands migrant labor program and fly aerial surveillance missions to protect valuable Pacific fisheries, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said at the Pacific Island Leaders Forum. The meeting, held in Apia, Samoa, brought 17 Pacific Island nations plus Australia and New Zealand to the negotiating table. The new agreement helps tiny low-income Pacific Island nations by giving them access to Australia’s large and developed economy, with migrant workers repatriating funds via overseas remittances   Read More ...
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Hungary Is Making Europe’s Migrant Crisis Worse
But it is particularly sad to see countries that so poignantly celebrated the lifting of the Iron Curtain now argue, as Hungary does, that being asked to take in a small number of Muslim immigrants is somehow a violation of European laws and values. Hungary’s hard-line prime minister, Viktor Orban, has gone so far as to ask for European Union money to tighten his border against migrants — an arrogant request promptly dismissed by the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker   Read More ...
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In light of Trump era policies, immigrants attempt to leave U.S. for Canada
Every day migrants who came to the U.S. from across the globe arrive at the U.S.-Canadian border where they are met by police. They desire to live in Canada, hoping its policies will give them the security they believe the political climate in the United States does not. In light of Trump era policies, immigrants attempt to leave U.S. for Canada Every day migrants who came to the U   Read More ...
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Hungarian PM Orban says will fight after EU ruling on migrant quota
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will not change its stance on immigration after the European Union’s top court dismissed a challenge by Hungary and Slovakia against migrant quotas, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. “We must take note of the ruling as we cannot erode the foundation of the EU -- and respect of law is the foundation of the EU -- but at the same time this court ruling is no reason for us to change our policy which rejects migrants,” Orban told state radio   Read More ...
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Austria's Freedom Party criticizes ECJ ruling on migrant quotas
VIENNA (Reuters) - The leader of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPO) on Thursday criticized the European Union’s top court for upholding Brussels’ right to force member states to take in asylum-Seekers, calling the quota system an “immigration program”. Heinz-Christian Strache, whose anti-immigrant party could become kingmaker in next month’s parliamentary election, took sides with Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban. “It simply cannot be that states lose their right to self-determination and decision-making when it comes to receiving (asylum-seekers),” Strache said in a panel discussion in Vienna   Read More ...
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EU court dismisses Hungary, Slovak case against taking refugees
The European Union's top court dismissed complaints on Wednesday by Slovakia and Hungary about EU migration policy, upholding Brussels' right to force member states to take in asylum seekers. In the latest twist to a divisive dispute that broke out two years ago when over a million migrants poured across the Mediterranean, the European Court of Justice found that the EU was entitled to order national governments to take in quotas of mainly Syrian refugees relocated from Italy and Greece   Read More ...
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