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Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants

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Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants

- WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland's prime minister on Wednesday cited the attack in Manchester in which a Polish couple died to reinforce her government's opposition to a European Union plan to share migrants. Beata Szydlo spoke ahead of a parliament vote in which the opposition sought in vain to oust Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz. She praised Macierewicz, saying he wants a strong army capable of opposing threats that include terrorism

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New York fines cab companies for fleecing migrants fleeing to Canada

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New York fines cab companies for fleecing migrants fleeing to Canada

- Three Plattsburgh, New York, taxi cab companies will pay financial penalties for taking advantage of illegal immigrants fleeing the United States for Canada through practices including price gouging, the New York Attorney General's office said on Wednesday. It said in a statement the fines came as part of a settlement after the three companies, Northern Taxi, Town Taxi and C & L Taxi, "admitted to not posting rates as required by law

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Nearly 250 migrants missing after shipwrecks in the Mediterranean

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Nearly 250 migrants missing after shipwrecks in the Mediterranean

- MADRID — The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday nearly 250 people are missing and feared dead following two shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days. UNHCR said one of its partner agencies, the International Medical Corps, reported a shipwreck off the Libyan coast on Sunday from which 163 people are missing and feared dead. The UN agency said one woman and six men were rescued by the Libyan Coast Guard

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How much does it cost to deport one migrant? It depends

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How much does it cost to deport one migrant? It depends

- President Trump is on a mission to remove illegal immigrants from the U.S.Yet new data shows that many arrested in recent raids reportedly don’t have criminal records. Juan Carlos Fomperosa Garcia and Jose Escobar visited U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices recently for routine appointments. Both expected to return home afterward to their families in Phoenix and Houston, respectively. Instead, they were detained and deported on the same day, becoming among the first high-profile removals in the wake of President Donald Trump's executive actions on immigration enforcement

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How much does it cost to deport one migrant? It depends

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How much does it cost to deport one migrant? It depends

- President Trump is on a mission to remove illegal immigrants from the U.S.Yet new data shows that many arrested in recent raids reportedly don’t have criminal records. Juan Carlos Fomperosa Garcia and Jose Escobar visited U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices recently for routine appointments. Both expected to return home afterward to their families in Phoenix and Houston, respectively. Instead, they were detained and deported on the same day, becoming among the first high-profile removals in the wake of President Donald Trump's executive actions on immigration enforcement

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A European deal with Libya could leave migrants facing beatings, rape and slavery

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A European deal with Libya could leave migrants facing beatings, rape and slavery

- ROME — For hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants, Italy became a safe harbor, a landing place for those crossing the treacherous cobalt blue of the central Mediterranean Sea. But this long-tolerant nation is moving to create a de facto migrant blockade — by striking an odd bargain with Libya, its dysfunctional and war-ravaged neighbor to the south. Libya is the main launching point for migrants streaming into Europe from across a broad swath of the globe, and whose numbers this year are again surging

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Libya fishermen find 28 dead migrants in boat offshore: official

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Libya fishermen find 28 dead migrants in boat offshore: official

- TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan fishermen found the bodies of 28 migrants who appeared to have died of thirst and hunger after their boat broke down off the coast of Sabratha city, a ministry of interior official said on Tuesday. Since Libya fell into chaos after Muammar Gaddafi's fall in 2011, the North African country has become the main departure point for migrants hoping to reach Europe by sea

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More than 2,000 migrants rescued in dramatic day in Mediterranean

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More than 2,000 migrants rescued in dramatic day in Mediterranean

- ROME (Reuters) - More than 2,000 migrants trying to reach Europe were plucked from the Mediterranean on Friday in a series of dramatic rescues and one person was found dead, officials and witnesses said. An Italian coast guard spokesman said 19 rescue operations by the coast guard or ships operated by non-governmental organizations had saved a total of 2,074 migrants on 16 rubber dinghies and three small wooden boats

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Separate mothers and children: How a Trump threat deterred illegal migrants

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Separate mothers and children: How a Trump threat deterred illegal migrants

- WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has won the first major battle in his war on illegal immigration, and he did it without building his wall. The victory was announced last week by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which released figures showing a 93 percent drop since December of parents and children caught trying to cross the Mexico border illegally. In December, 16,000 parents and children were apprehended; in March, a month in which immigration typically increases because of temperate weather, the number was just over 1,100

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New French Refugee Camp Burns Down after Massive Gang Fight

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New French Refugee Camp Burns Down after Massive Gang Fight

- A refugee camp in northern France burned down Monday night after a massive brawl involving more than 150 migrants broke out between rival groups of Kurds and Afghans, French authorities said. The fire destroyed most of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk and the fighting left several people injured, according to the regional prefect, Michel Lalande. As many as 1,600 migrants were living in the camp at the time of the fire, many of whom lost all the meager possessions they had, Lalande said

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A Fight, and a Fire, Roll Through a Migrant Camp in France

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A Fight, and a Fire, Roll Through a Migrant Camp in France

- PARIS — It began with an argument, the latest between Afghan and Kurdish refugees living side by side in a camp in northern France. This dispute, however, was different. After the fight Monday night came a fire that devastated the collection of wooden barracks on the outskirts of Grande-Synthe, near the port of Dunkirk, and forced 1,500 people to flee into the surrounding fields

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Hundreds of migrants at large after fire ravages French camp

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Hundreds of migrants at large after fire ravages French camp

- GRANDE-SYNTHE, France (AP) — Authorities and aid workers are searching for several hundred migrants who disappeared after a fire ravaged their camp in northern France, a shocking blaze that exposed anew the challenges and tensions around Europe's migrants just 12 days before France's presidential election. Police cordoned off the largely destroyed camp in the Dunkirk suburb of Grande-Synthe on Tuesday and investigators inspected the site to try to determine the cause of the Monday night fire, which broke out following a fight between rival groups of migrants

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Migrants at large after fire ravages French camp

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Migrants at large after fire ravages French camp

- Grande-Synthe, France — Several hundred migrants have disappeared after they were evacuated from a camp in northern France that was ravaged by a shocking fire that left 10 injured, according to authorities and aid workers trying to ensure alternative shelter and calm tensions. Police cordoned off the camp in the Dunkirk suburb of Grande-Synthe on Tuesday and investigators inspected the site to try to determine the cause of the Monday night fire, which broke out following a fight between rival groups of migrants

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MSF say 600 migrant evacuees missing after French camp fire

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MSF say 600 migrant evacuees missing after French camp fire

- PARIS (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says 600 migrants are missing after they were evacuated from northern French camp that was ravaged by a blaze. Corenne Torre, head of the humanitarian group in France, said Tuesday that 1,500 migrants were displaced by the Monday night fire that destroyed wooden shelters of the camp in Dunkirk's Grande-Synthe suburb. Torre said while 900 evacuees have been given alternative lodging with associations or in local gymnasiums, some 600 migrants are unaccounted-for

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Huge fire destroys France's Grande-Synthe migrant camp

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Huge fire destroys France's Grande-Synthe migrant camp

- Grande-Synthe (France) (AFP) - A huge fire, apparently started deliberately, tore through the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near the northern French city of Dunkirk late Monday, reducing it to "a heap of ashes", the regional chief said. Firefighters said at least 10 people had been injured in the blaze at the camp, which was home to some 1,500 people, mostly Iraqi Kurds, living in closely packed wooden huts

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Blaze Ravages French Migrant Camp After Clash

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Blaze Ravages French Migrant Camp After Clash

- GRANDE-SYNTHE, FRANCE — A huge blaze ravaged a migrant camp in northern France on Monday, destroying wooden shelters and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of migrants, hours after a clash involving up to 150 migrants, the prefecture of the region said. Riot police moved into the camp outside the port city of Dunkirk to break up a clash that one migrant said pitted Afghans against Kurds

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Children of undocumented migrants to protest at White House

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Children of undocumented migrants to protest at White House

- Miami (AFP) - Dozens of child and teen protesters -- mostly youths whose parents are in the United States illegally -- departed Florida for Washington Monday to urge President Donald Trump to end his policy of ramped-up deportations. "We are going to Washington on a bus. This caravan is about how us, youth, are going to stand up to President Trump's bullying," said Jasmine, a 10-year old, said at a news conference

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South Texas cemetery being searched for migrant remains
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) - The remains of more than 10 unidentified people have been removed from a Rio Grande Valley cemetery along the Texas-Mexico border as part of a continuing project to identify migrants who died and were buried for years without any markers. More than 20 students from Texas State University and the University of Indianapolis have been at the Starr County Cemetery in Rio Grande City where the director of the South Texas Human Rights Center, Eddie Canales, says the county has failed to comply with Texas law and provide DNA samples of unidentified remains   Read More ...
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Migrants' Mediterranean Travails Are Backdrop for G-7 Talks in Sicily 
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Italy Still Isolated in Shouldering Migration Crisis After G-7
Italy Still Isolated in Shouldering Migration Crisis After G-7 TAORMINA, ITALY — Italy chose to host a Group of Seven summit of wealthy nations on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean, looking to draw attention to the migrant crisis that has seen hundreds of thousands of people set sail from Africa in search of a better life in Europe. But world leaders on Saturday said little that will help Italy manage the steady flow of migrants to its shores or enable it to cope with the growing number of new arrivals   Read More ...
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UNICEF Urges G-7 to Safeguard Children on the Move
UNICEF Urges G-7 to Safeguard Children on the Move GENEVA — The U.N. Children’s Fund is urging G-7 leaders meeting in Taormina, Sicily to adopt an action plan to keep refugee and migrant children safe, following the deaths of at least 200 refugee and migrants children this year. UNICEF reports the refugees and migrants children, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa, died along Mediterranean Sea routes from North Africa to Italy. Data from early 2017 shows a growing number of refugees and migrants are taking the perilous central Mediterranean route to reach Europe   Read More ...
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Migrant crisis unfolding at sea looms over G-7 summit
Migrant crisis unfolding at sea looms over G-7 summit (CNN)World leaders at the G-7 summit on Friday will meet in Sicily -- a promised land for thousands of migrants making the desperate journey from North Africa to Europe. This week, Italy received 4,513 migrants to the country. It was a 576% increase from the previous week, according to the International Organization for Migration. It could suggest that more migrants are attempting to cross the Mediterranean as the weather gets warmer -- a pattern seen in previous years   Read More ...
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Rescuers say 34 migrant bodies pulled from sea off Libya
Rescuers say 34 migrant bodies pulled from sea off Libya ROME (AP) — The bodies of at least 34 migrants, many of them young children, were recovered from the sea off Libya after some 200 migrants tumbled into rough waters when their overcrowded smugglers' boat capsized Wednesday, the Italian coast guard said. "Many of the bodies are small toddlers," tweeted of the non-profit group MOAS, which was helping in the rescue effort   Read More ...
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Migrants who clung to boat rescued off Libya, seven bodies found: officials
TRIPOLI Nearly 80 migrants were rescued off Libya's coast after clinging to their sinking boat for two days, though the bodies of seven people who did not survive were also recovered, officials said. The 77 migrants, including a woman and one child, were rescued on Thursday off the coastal city of Zawiya in western Libya, Libyan coastguard and International Organization for Migration (IOM) officials said   Read More ...
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The Latest: Greek police arrest 2 alleged refugee smugglers
The Latest: Greek police arrest 2 alleged refugee smugglers The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): Police in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki have arrested two people for allegedly belonging to a ring that sold falsified identity documents to refugees, enabling them to travel on to Germany. A police statement says that the two suspects, a 30-year-old Algerian man and a 33-year-old Albanian woman, charged each refugee between 2,500 euros ($2,800) and 4,500 euros ($5,000) for their services   Read More ...
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The Latest: Romanian police detain 7 migrants near Hungary
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): ___ Romanian border police say they have detained seven migrants from Ethiopia and Eritrea who are suspected of trying to illegally cross the border and head into the Schengen zone. Police said in a statement they found six men and a woman in a field a few hundred yards (meters) from the border with Hungary early Thursday   Read More ...
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The Latest: Romanian police detain 7 migrants near Hungary
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): ___ Romanian border police say they have detained seven migrants from Ethiopia and Eritrea who are suspected of trying to illegally cross the border and head into the Schengen zone. Police said in a statement they found six men and a woman in a field a few hundred yards (meters) from the border with Hungary early Thursday   Read More ...
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Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants
Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland's prime minister on Wednesday cited the attack in Manchester in which a Polish couple died to reinforce her government's opposition to a European Union plan to share migrants. Beata Szydlo spoke ahead of a parliament vote in which the opposition sought in vain to oust Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz. She praised Macierewicz, saying he wants a strong army capable of opposing threats that include terrorism   Read More ...
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Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants
WARSAW, Poland – Poland's prime minister on Wednesday cited the attack in Manchester in which a Polish couple died to reinforce her government's opposition to a European Union plan to share migrants. Beata Szydlo spoke ahead of a parliament vote in which the opposition sought in vain to oust Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz. She praised Macierewicz, saying he wants a strong army capable of opposing threats that include terrorism   Read More ...
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Italy's prime minister lobbies Trump to open U.S. to more migrants
Italy's prime minister lobbies Trump to open U.S. to more migrants ROME — Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni lobbied President Trump on Wednesday to make a dramatic about-face and open the United States border to more migrants, while police detained at least two dozen protesters in the city. First lady Melania Trump, meanwhile, charmed the Italian press corps during her visit to the pediatric wing of Bambino Gesu hospital by playing with the children in the intensive care unit and speaking Italian with them   Read More ...
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Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants
Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister is citing the attack in Manchester to reinforce her government's opposition to a European Union plan to share migrants.   Read More ...
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Italy coast guard says at least 20 dead in migrant capsizing
ROME (AP) — The Italian coast guard says at least 20 migrants have died after their vessel capsized off Libya's coast. The coast guard says the ship was carrying about 500 people. At a certain point, either a wave hit or the migrants shifted to one side and about 200 of them ended up in the water. Officials intervened and rescued most, but at least 20 bodies were seen   Read More ...
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Italy coast guard says at least 20 dead in migrant capsizing
ROME (AP) - The Italian coast guard says at least 20 migrants have died after their vessel capsized off Libya's coast. The coast guard says the ship was carrying about 500 people. At a certain point, either a wave hit or the migrants shifted to one side and about 200 of them ended up in the water. Officials intervened and rescued most, but at least 20 bodies were seen   Read More ...
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Smugglers Offer Luxury Passage for Migrants, if They Can Pay
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The “Trump effect” has slowed illegal U.S. border crossings. But for how long?
Migrants used to feel that if they reached the United States illegally, they could stay. “They’ve gotten rid of all that,” said Galvez, 36. “I still hope I can go back there. I just don’t know when.” rump has credited his tough stance on illegal immigrants for the sharp decline in apprehensions of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, tweeting in March that “many are not even trying to come in anymore   Read More ...
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VR experience at Cannes puts you with migrants crossing border
VR experience at Cannes puts you with migrants crossing border Europeans get a daily dose of news these days about refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere washing up on their shores and crossing borders, seeking safety from the carnage back home. And the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival in France is tackling the issue in a various ways, from British actress/director Vanessa Redgrave’s documentary “Sea Sorrow” to Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo’s fantastical “Jupiter’s Moon   Read More ...
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'Migrant Mother' photographer's images of oppressed resonate
'Migrant Mother' photographer's images of oppressed resonate OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California museum is exhibiting the photographs of Dorothea Lange, whose work highlighted the lives of impoverished migrants, unemployed laborers and Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. The exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California is called "Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing." It features 100 of Lange's photographs as well as works by three modern photographers influenced by Lange's work   Read More ...
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'Migrant Mother' photographer's images of oppressed resonate
By ERIC RISBERG Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A California museum is exhibiting the photographs of Dorothea Lange, whose work highlighted the lives of impoverished migrants, unemployed laborers and Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. The exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California is called "Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing." It features 100 of Lange's photographs as well as works by three modern photographers influenced by Lange's work   Read More ...
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Migrant worker killed trying to stop Bladen County robbery
ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (AP) — A migrant worker who had just arrived in the United States to pick this year's blueberry crop has died after being shot during an armed robbery in North Carolina. Bladen County authorities tell local news outlets the man was part of a group standing in front of a home at around 9:30 p.m. Friday. Authorities say two men approached and asked if they wanted to buy marijuana   Read More ...
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Migrant worker killed trying to stop Bladen County robbery - | WBTV Charlotte
ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (AP) - A migrant worker who had just arrived in the United States to pick this year's blueberry crop has died after being shot during an armed robbery in North Carolina. Bladen County authorities tell local news outlets the man was part of a group standing in front of a home at around 9:30 p.m. Friday. Authorities say two men approached and asked if they wanted to buy marijuana   Read More ...
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More Than 2,000 Migrants Rescued Overnight
More Than 2,000 Migrants Rescued Overnight MILAN — Rescuers pulled 2,121 migrants to safety from boats in the Mediterranean late Friday and early Saturday and recovered one dead body, the Italian coast guard said. More than 45,000 people have reached Italy by boat from North Africa this year, up more than 40 percent from the same period in 2016, and 1,222 people are known to have died on the crossing, according to the International Organization for Migration   Read More ...
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Clashes erupt in Istanbul between Turks and migrants whose lives remain on hold
Clashes erupt in Istanbul between Turks and migrants whose lives remain on hold Turkish authorities on May 16 detained more than 300 undocumented migrants in Istanbul’s Sultanciftligi neighborhood — mostly from Pakistan and Afghanistan — after Turkish nationals and migrants clashed, resulting in the death of a Turkish man allegedly killed by an Afghan migrant. It’s the latest outbreak of violence between migrants and locals in Turkey in the wake of simmering tensions. Human rights groups say Turkey has fast become an unsafe country for millions of migrants and refugees seeking to resettle in Europe   Read More ...
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German Parliament passes tougher migrant measures
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Parliament has passed new measures making it easier to deport migrants whose asylum applications have been denied, and monitor and control those deemed dangerous. In a law passed late Thursday night, Germany's migration agency will be allowed to evaluate cellphone data of migrants who arrive without proper documents, and permitted to share data with other authorities in situations considered dangerous   Read More ...
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German Parliament passes tougher migrant measures
Germany's Parliament has passed new measures making it easier to deport migrants whose asylum applications have been denied, and monitor and control those deemed dangerous. In a law passed late Thursday night, Germany's migration agency will be allowed to evaluate cellphone data of migrants who arrive without proper documents, and permitted to share data with other authorities in situations considered dangerous   Read More ...
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Unaccompanied minors among stranded migrants in Serbia
Unaccompanied minors among stranded migrants in Serbia Belgrade, Serbia — Asad Ullah, a 10-year-old migrant from Afghanistan, spent weeks travelling in the cold and rain after his father sent him off to look for a brighter future in Europe. Ullah told the Associated Press on Thursday that he set off in a group of migrants with smugglers through Iran, Turkey and Bulgaria before reaching Serbia nearly two months ago   Read More ...
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300,000 Child Refugees and Migrants Traveled Alone in ’15 and ’16, U.N. Says
UNITED NATIONS — The number of children traveling by themselves among documented refugees and migrants has nearly quintupled to the highest on record, and many of them are at risk from smugglers, sex traffickers and other predators, the United Nations said in a report published on Wednesday. The report said the findings amounted to an alarming international lapse in providing basic safety and security for the world’s most vulnerable people   Read More ...
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BLM Co-Founder: Trump Admin's Haiti Emails Perpetuate the Myth of the 'Black Criminal'
BLM Co-Founder: Trump Admin's Haiti Emails Perpetuate the Myth of the 'Black Criminal' Black immigrants are once again in the cross-hairs of the federal government’s racist and xenophobic immigration policies. Last week, via e-mails uncovered by the Associated Press , we learned that the Trump Administration is considering ending a detrimental humanitarian protection afforded thousands Haitian immigrants, based on a ubiquitous, racist stereotype of Black migrants in particular — the myth of the Black criminal   Read More ...
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The Latest: Spain: No IS links to migrant smuggling gang
The Latest: Spain: No IS links to migrant smuggling gang STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe (all times local): Spanish police say that a criminal network that smuggled migrants into Europe over a decade has no known links to Islamic extremists. European Union police agency Europol says it helped break up the gang, and that seven alleged members, including its suspected leader, were arrested in Spain and one in Greece as a result of a coordinated series of raids on houses in late March   Read More ...
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The Latest: EU police: Migrant smuggling network smashed
The Latest: EU police: Migrant smuggling network smashed STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe (all times local): European Union police agency Europol says it has helped break up a criminal network that had been working for 10 years to smuggle migrants into Europe and provide them with false identification documents. Europol said in a statement Wednesday that seven alleged members of the gang, including its suspected leader, were arrested in Spain and one in Greece as a result of a coordinated series of raids on houses in late March   Read More ...
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The Latest: EU police: Migrant smuggling network smashed
The Latest: EU police: Migrant smuggling network smashed The Latest: EU police: Migrant smuggling network smashed   Read More ...
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German leaders court migrants from Russia ahead of election
BERLIN (AP) — German politicians are reaching out to migrants from Russia in an effort to tap what's seen as a long-neglected group of voters as Germany gears up for its general election. Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to host a private reception Wednesday for representatives of ethnic Germans who emigrated from the former Soviet Union in large numbers from the late 1980s onward   Read More ...
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German leaders court migrants from Russia ahead of election
German politicians are reaching out to migrants from Russia in an effort to tap what's seen as a long-neglected group of voters as Germany gears up for its general election. Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to host a private reception Wednesday for representatives of ethnic Germans who emigrated from the former Soviet Union in large numbers from the late 1980s onward   Read More ...
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European migration: 300 refugees in Sweden evacuated after arson attacks
European migration: 300 refugees in Sweden evacuated after arson attacks STOCKHOLM - Swedish authorities say three fires at refugee centers in southern Sweden are being investigated as arson. No injuries have been reported and no arrests have been made. But police said in separate statement that more than 300 asylum-seekers have been evacuated after Wednesday’s pre-dawn fires in Vaxjo, Borrby and Malilla. About 200 of them were relocated to a nursing home in Vaxjo   Read More ...
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300 migrants in Sweden evacuated after 3 arson fires
Swedish authorities say three fires at refugee centers in southern Sweden are being investigated as arson. No injuries have been reported and no arrests have been made. But police said in separate statement that more than 300 asylum-seekers have been evacuated after Wednesday's pre-dawn fires in Vaxjo, Borrby and Malilla. About 200 of them were relocated to a nursing home in Vaxjo   Read More ...
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300 migrants in Sweden evacuated after 3 arson fires
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities say three fires at refugee centers in southern Sweden are being investigated as arson. No injuries have been reported and no arrests have been made. But police said in separate statement that more than 300 asylum-seekers have been evacuated after Wednesday's pre-dawn fires in Vaxjo, Borrby and Malilla. About 200 of them were relocated to a nursing home in Vaxjo   Read More ...
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Forgiven for migrant crisis, Merkel in pole position for fourth term
Forgiven for migrant crisis, Merkel in pole position for fourth term BERLIN A stunning election win for Angela Merkel's conservatives in Germany's most populous state is the strongest sign yet that voters have forgiven the chancellor for her open-door migrant policy and are set to hand her four more years in power. Sunday's triumph in North Rhine-Westphalia marked the third regional election win this year for Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), providing them with powerful momentum as they head into a federal election on Sept   Read More ...
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New York fines cab companies for taking advantage of migrants fleeing to Canada
Three Plattsburgh, New York, taxi cab companies will pay financial penalties for taking advantage of illegal immigrants fleeing the United States for Canada, the New York Attorney General's office said on Wednesday. It said in a statement the fines came as part of a settlement after the three companies, Northern Taxi, Town Taxi and C & L Taxi, "admitted to not posting rates as required by law   Read More ...
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