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Mexican migrants need protection while they wait: Doctors without borders' head

Mexico’s Foreign Affairs ministry said in a statement that among the topics to be discussed will be “the mechanisms for cooperation to address the structural causes of migration in northern Central America and southern Mexico.”
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 02, 2020 rescued migrants are greeted by crew members of the Sea-Watch 4 rescue boat and Doctors without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF) as they leave the Sea-Watch 4 to board a ferry on which some 350 migrants will be under quarantine, off the coast of Palermo, Sicily, Italy. - The UN voiced alarm on January 28, 2021 at increasingly frequent pushbacks and expulsions of refugees at Europe's borders, warning that the very idea of asylum itself was under attack on the continent. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes / AFP)(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 02, 2020 rescued migrants are greeted by crew members of the Sea-Watch 4 rescue boat and Doctors without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF) as they leave the Sea-Watch 4 to board a ferry on which some 350 migrants will be under quarantine, off the coast of Palermo, Sicily, Italy. - The UN voiced alarm on January 28, 2021 at increasingly frequent pushbacks and expulsions of refugees at Europe's borders, warning that the very idea of asylum itself was under attack on the continent. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Feb 27, 2021 12:50 PM IST
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Donald Trump says will suspend immigrations to save Covid-19 jobs losses

More than 22 million people have filed for unemployment benefits in last four weeks of stay-at-home lockdowns in force in most parts of the United States.
US President Donald Trump answers a question during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump answers a question during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 21, 2020 10:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

5 Indian asylum seekers on hunger strike in US

The men coming from different parts of India have varied reasons for seeking asylum in the US, and their legal situations are also varied, according to the report.
US Customs and Border Protection agents at the port of entry for migrants.(Reuters)
US Customs and Border Protection agents at the port of entry for migrants.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 01:22 PM IST
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Washington | ByIndo Asian News Service

In Mexico Tijuana’s bus serves as school for children of asylum seekers

The Yes We Can World Foundation mobile classroom provides bilingual education and emotional help as the children’s families wait for their asylum cases to be heard - a process that can last months.
Tijuana’s bus serves as school for children of asylum seekers.(Reuters)
Tijuana’s bus serves as school for children of asylum seekers.(Reuters)
Published on Dec 25, 2019 02:51 PM IST
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Tijuana (Mexico) | ByReuters

Indian asylum seeker released by US after 70-day hunger strike

Ajay Kumar was released with a tracking device around his ankle. He was accompanied by human rights activists, who had been galvanized by medical personnel force-feeding him.
Ajay Kumar greets reporters and supporters after being released on bond from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in El.(AP Photo)
Ajay Kumar greets reporters and supporters after being released on bond from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in El.(AP Photo)
Published on Sep 27, 2019 11:56 AM IST
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El Paso, Texas | ByAssociated Press

US Supreme Court allows Trump’s order to curb asylum seekers

The Supreme Court lifted the block, handing another victory to US President Donald Trump in his administration’s efforts to curb the inflow of migrants through the southern border.
US President Donald Trump(REUTERS FILE)
US President Donald Trump(REUTERS FILE)
Published on Sep 12, 2019 09:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Indian asylum seeker faces charges over attempted suicide

Punjabi asylum seeker Ravinder Singh, aged in his 30s, locked himself in a shipping container room at a camp on Manus Island and started a blaze that engulfed two other rooms before being brought under control.
Singh is one of roughly 500 refugees and asylum seekers stuck in Papua New Guinea, having been stopped from reaching Australia. Image used for representational purpose only.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Singh is one of roughly 500 refugees and asylum seekers stuck in Papua New Guinea, having been stopped from reaching Australia. Image used for representational purpose only.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jun 24, 2019 03:45 PM IST
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Port Moresby | ByPress Trust of India

Trump says asylum seekers should have to pay a fee to apply

In a presidential memorandum signed Monday, Trump directed his attorney general and acting homeland security secretary to take additional measures to overhaul the asylum system, which he insists “is in crisis” and plagued by “rampant abuse..”
U.S. President Donald Trump is directing officials to begin charging a fee to process asylum and employment authorization applications, which do not currently require payment.(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump is directing officials to begin charging a fee to process asylum and employment authorization applications, which do not currently require payment.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 02, 2019 07:00 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press

US judge blocks Donald Trump policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico

Several hundred people seeking asylum have been returned to Mexico to await the outcome of their request under the policy first implemented in January at the San Ysidro port of entry in California and later extended to Calexico, a second California border point, and El Paso, Texas.
The ruling by US District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco marked a rebuke for the Trump administration’s efforts to stop the flow of migrants seeking asylum through the US border with Mexico.(AFP)
The ruling by US District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco marked a rebuke for the Trump administration’s efforts to stop the flow of migrants seeking asylum through the US border with Mexico.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 09:46 AM IST
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Los Angeles | ByAgence France-Presse

US Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen leaving her position: Donald Trump

Trump’s announcement comes days after he and Nielsen visited the Mexican border where the president delivered a message to would-be illegal immigrants and asylum seekers: “Our country is full.”
US President Donald Trump on Sunday announced Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the front-line defender of the administration’s controversial immigration policies, would leave her position.(AP Photo)
US President Donald Trump on Sunday announced Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the front-line defender of the administration’s controversial immigration policies, would leave her position.(AP Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2019 05:09 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

No sign of terrorism in Munich shooting that left two dead: German police

Police spokesman Sven Mueller said one of the two dead men had fired the shots, adding that nobody else appeared to have been hurt in the incident.
No sign of terrorism in Munich shooting that left two dead: German police. (Representative Image)(AP)
No sign of terrorism in Munich shooting that left two dead: German police. (Representative Image)(AP)
Updated on Feb 21, 2019 07:05 PM IST
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Munich | ByReuters

Saudi teen flying to Canada, Justin Trudeau says ‘pleased’ to offer asylum

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun was stopped last Saturday at a Bangkok airport by immigration police who denied her entry and seized her passport.
Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is seen before departing from Thailand at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on January 11.(REUTERS)
Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is seen before departing from Thailand at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on January 11.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 12, 2019 07:32 AM IST
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Bangkok | ByAgencies

US president Donald Trump may end birthright citizenship for US-born babies of immigrants

Revoking birthright citizenship would spark a court fight over whether the president has the unilateral ability to change an amendment to the Constitution.
US President Donald Trump said White House lawyers are reviewing his proposal.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump said White House lawyers are reviewing his proposal.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 31, 2018 12:07 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press

Anti-immigration party set for election gains as Sweden swings right

Swedes voted on Sunday in an election dominated by fears over asylum seekers and welfare, with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats vying to become the biggest party in a country long seen as a bastion of liberal values.
People vote in polling booths during election day in Stochholm, Sweden September 9, 2018.(REUTERS)
People vote in polling booths during election day in Stochholm, Sweden September 9, 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 11, 2018 09:25 AM IST
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Sikh detainees in Oregon move US court to seek religious rights

The Sikh detainees have sought specific directions from the court that they be provided with religious headwear, including turbans, and personal religious items seized at the time they were taken into custody.
Asylum seekers kept at the Oregon prison say they are not allowed to wear turban and are not given religiously appropriate food.(HT File)
Asylum seekers kept at the Oregon prison say they are not allowed to wear turban and are not given religiously appropriate food.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 08, 2018 09:07 AM IST
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Keeping Sikh asylum detainees with criminals violates Constitution, says Oregon federal defender

Detention centre simply not equipped to handle immigration detainees along with pre-trial federal population, tells warden of the centre in a communication
(HT file)
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Updated on Jul 27, 2018 11:42 AM IST
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Over 7,000 people from India filed applications for asylum in US in 2017: UN report

According to the report, there were 197,146 refugees as at 2017 end in India and 10,519 asylum seekers with pending cases. There are about 40,391 asylum seekers from India at the end of last year.
A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the US-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.(AFP Photo)
A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the US-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 10:24 AM IST
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Press Trust of India, United Nations | ByPress Trust of India
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