Asylum seekers

April 19, 2018 - 7:40 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's highest court has imposed severe restrictions on the movements of one of eight Turkish servicemen who have applied for asylum in Greece after fleeing Turkey following a failed 2016 coup there, while he waits for a decision on his asylum application. The Council of...
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Hungarian Prime Minister and Chairman of Fidesz Party Viktor Orban, center, and Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Christian Democratic Party Zsolt Semjen, left, sing as they celebrate the win of Fidesz and the Christian Democrats at the election night watch event after the general elections in Budapest, Hungary, late Sunday, April 8, 2018. Prime Minister Orban said his "decisive" re-election victory and the super majority in parliament his right-wing populist party appeared to have won Sunday were "an opportunity to defend Hungary." (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)
April 09, 2018 - 12:34 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A day after it won an overwhelming election victory on an anti-migration platform, the right-wing populist party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it would limit the ability of civic groups to help migrants and refugees. Election officials Monday were still...
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Central American migrants arrive to a sports center during the annual Migrant Stations of the Cross caravan or "Via crucis," organized by the "Pueblo Sin Fronteras" activist group, as the group makes a few-days stop in Matias Romero, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Monday, April 2, 2018. The organized portions of the caravans usually don't proceed much farther north than the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, while some migrants, moving as individuals or in smaller groups, often take buses or trucks from there to the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
April 02, 2018 - 8:56 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning about "caravans" of migrants heading to the U.S., though the caravan of Central American migrants supposedly moving across Mexico toward the border was strikingly immobile Monday. The group of about 1,100 people, most of them Hondurans, had been...
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Migrants who live in Greece chant slogans during a rally against the EU-Turkey deal, in Athens, Saturday, March 17, 2018. About 2,000 protesters marched to the EU offices chanting against closed borders, but also against Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkey's incursion into Syria, on a day when a boat that sank off a Greek island while smuggling migrants or refugees left at least 16 people dead. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
March 20, 2018 - 12:15 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The number of people applying for asylum in Europe has dropped to levels similar to those recorded before the wave of migrant arrivals in 2015, the European Union's statistics agency said Tuesday. Eurostat said almost 650,000 people applied for asylum in the 28 EU nations for the...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 file photo, police forensic officers walk within a cordon near where an incident happened, that police say they are investigating as a terrorist attack, at Parsons Green subway station in London. A jury has convicted an Iraqi teenager of attempted murder for planting a bomb on a London subway train. Ahmed Hassan, who is 18, showed no emotion as he was found guilty on Friday, March 16, 2018 at London's Central Criminal Court. He will be sentenced later. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
March 16, 2018 - 9:16 am
LONDON (AP) — An Iraqi teenager who told police he had been trained by the Islamic State group was convicted of attempted murder on Friday for planting a home-made bomb on a London subway train. Ahmed Hassan, 18, showed no emotion as he was found guilty at London's Central Criminal Court. The home-...
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March 15, 2018 - 11:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Trump administration to stop it from detaining immigrants who have a solid case for seeking asylum in the United States. The ACLU says the administration is violating federal laws and its own policies by keeping asylum-seekers in...
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March 09, 2018 - 2:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit Friday accusing the U.S. government of broadly separating immigrant families seeking asylum. The lawsuit follows action the ACLU took in the case of a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter, who the group said was...
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March 06, 2018 - 11:38 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A Congolese woman at the center of a lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of unlawfully separating her from her 7-year-old daughter after they crossed the California-Mexico border seeking asylum was released Tuesday, an official with the American Civil Liberties Union said. The woman...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, a vehicle drives into the Otay Mesa detention center in San Diego, Calif. The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the U.S. government over what it calls the unlawful separation of a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter who sought asylum after crossing the California-Mexico border. The lawsuit filed Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, alleges that nearly four months after seeking asylum, the woman is being held at the Otay Mesa center in San Diego while her daughter is being held about 2,000 miles away in a facility for unaccompanied minor children in Chicago. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat, File)
February 26, 2018 - 1:59 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union accused the U.S. government on Monday of unlawfully separating a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter by holding them in different immigration facilities, two time zones apart, after they sought asylum four months ago. The ACLU said the...
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Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen listens during an interview Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in San Diego. Nielsen told The Associated Press that the administration doesn’t endorse citizenship for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program but that it would consider legislation that Congress passes.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
January 03, 2018 - 2:43 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration would consider immigration legislation that includes a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of young people, the U.S. Homeland Security secretary said Tuesday, while emphasizing no decision on that issue has been made and a border wall remains...
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