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    The Trump administration on Friday announced it would dramatically increase U.S. immigration fees in multiple categories, including a first-ever fee for asylum applicants and an 80% increase for naturalization services. The new fee structure, unveiled by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is expected to take effect October 2. The cost of online naturalization applications...
    The Greek government has begun giving €2,000 to asylum seekers located on various Aegean islands to incentivise them to go back to their home countries. The Voluntary Return & Reintegration Programme (AVRR), which is funded by the European Union (EU), looks to support asylum seekers who wish to return to their countries. At the same time, it...
    Demonstrators protesting the detention of migrant children at the McAllen, Texas, location of the Hampton Inn & Suites chain. A number of top civil and immigrant rights organizations have sued the Trump administration  to stop the imminent expulsion of dozens of unaccompanied migrant children who were being illegally held at the McAllen, Texas, location of a popular...
    RDJ Refugee Shelter (Google Maps) Edafe Okporo ounces the first and only shelter for asylum-seekers and refugees in New York City. The shelter specializes in supporting LGBTQ asylum-seekers.  READ MORE: Trump’s new move to limit asylum challenged in court Okporo persuaded the leaders of the RDJ Refugee Shelter to transition from a part-time...
    By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A journalist who fled Iran and then exposed Australia's degrading treatment of asylum-seekers while being held against his will for six years has been granted refugee status in New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand on Friday confirmed that Behrouz Boochani had been given the status, which...
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A journalist who fled Iran and then exposed Australia’s degrading treatment of asylum-seekers while being held against his will for six years has been granted refugee status in New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand on Friday confirmed that Behrouz Boochani had been given the status, which allows him to legally stay...
    An African asylum seeker is suing the government after he contracted coronavirus while staying in taxpayer-funded migrant accommodation. Lawyers for the man, who is Eritrean, contacted the Home Office in April to complain that he and other asylum seekers were at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus while living at Urban House in Wakefield in...
    A Canadian court Wednesday invalidated the country's Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States, ruling elements of the law violate Canadian constitutional guarantees of life, liberty and security. But Federal Court Justice Ann Marie McDonald delayed the implementation of her decision for six months to give the Canadian Parliament time to respond. "I conclude...
    Canada's federal court has ruled that an asylum agreement the country has with the US is invalid because America violates the human rights of refugees. The Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA), in place since 2004, requires refugee claimants to request protection in the first safe country they reach. But on Wednesday, a judge declared the...
    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the unimaginable “hell” of Libya’s migrant detention camps as he celebrated a Mass on Wednesday in honor of would-be asylum seekers who risk their lives for a better future. Wednesday marked the seventh anniversary of Francis’ visit to the Sicilian island of Lampedusa to meet with migrants who had...
    (CNN)The Trump administration unveiled a new regulation Wednesday that would bar asylum seekers coming from countries with disease outbreaks, marking the latest push that would make it more difficult for migrants to seek refuge in the United States. The proposed regulation from the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice provides the administration...
    A majority of Swedes say they want to see fewer asylum applications than the country saw in 2019, with the proportion of that opinion increasing from a similar poll taken last year. Polling firm Novus found that 63 per cent of Swedes want to take fewer asylum seekers than last year, when the country accepted...
    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the unimaginable “hell” of Libya’s migrant detention camps as he celebrated a Mass on Wednesday in honor of would-be asylum seekers who risk their lives for a better future. Wednesday marked the seventh anniversary of Francis’ visit to the Sicilian island of Lampedusa to meet with migrants who had...
    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court on Monday blocked a key U.S. policy to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country without first seeking protection there, dealing it a second blow in less than a week.  The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling has no immediate impact because a judge...
    Guatemala and the United States signed an agreement in July for our country to receive asylum seekers from Honduras and El Salvador. (Free Press Photo: Hemeroteca PL) The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on July 6 against the government’s Donald Trump than obliges asylum seekers to apply earlier...
    A federal appeals court on Monday blocked a government policy by President Donald Trump that denies asylum to anyone who has crossed a country without first seeking protection in that nation, which means the second setback to the measure in less than a week. . The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling has no immediate...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday blocked a key U.S. policy to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country without first seeking protection there, dealing it a second blow in less than a week. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling has no immediate impact because a judge...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday blocked a key U.S. policy to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country without first seeking protection there, dealing it a second blow in less than a week. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling has no immediate impact because a judge...
    By Laura Gottesdiener MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - In early June, asylum seeker Jose Munoz decided it was time to flee for his life - by getting deported from a Texas immigration detention center where coronavirus was sweeping through the population and going home to El Salvador. As the number of COVID-19 cases rose in the...
    By Julie Gordon OTTAWA (Reuters) - Hong Kong's new security law has prompted a sharp uptick in inquiries from families looking to relocate to Canada, but Ottawa's strict COVID-19 border control measures are making it nearly impossible to get in, immigration lawyers said. Even before the law took effect this week, refugee claims from Hong...
    The ruling is yet another setback to Donald Trump’s immigration policies. (Free Press Photo: Hemeroteca PL) A US federal judge ruled that the government policy of President Donald Trump under which those seeking asylum must wait for a response in a third country violates the Immigration and Nationality Law and the procedures for...
    The novel coronavirus has hit the Mexican encampment where thousands of asylum-seekers kicked out of the U.S. under inhumane Trump administration policy have been living for months on end, international NGO Global Response Management said on Twitter. Reuters reports the organization has confirmed three cases at the camp and “is proactively testing and isolating all close contacts of...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has knocked down a cornerstone border policy of the Trump administration that denies asylum to people who travel through other countries to reach the U.S.-Mexico border without first seeking protection in those countries. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly ruled Tuesday that authorities violated federal rule-making procedures by not...
    In yet another major court loss for the Trump administration, a Trump-appointed judge on Tuesday struck down a 2019 policy that effectively halted asylum at the southern border and blocked thousands of Central Americans and others who didn’t first ask for protections in a nation they traveled through before reaching the U.S. The rule, plaintiffs said, “operated as a virtual ban on asylum...
    In yet another major court loss for the Trump administration, a Trump-appointed judge on Tuesday struck down a 2019 policy that effectively halted asylum at the southern border and blocked thousands of Central Americans and others who didn’t first ask for protections in a nation they traveled through before reaching the U.S. The rule, plaintiffs said, “operated as a virtual...
    An international disaster relief organization reported Tuesday the first confirmed case of COVID-19 among asylum seekers living in a tent encampment at the U.S.-Mexico border. Global Response Management said that one person in the Matamoros, Tamaulipas camp across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas had tested positive. "Aggressive isolation and tracing measures have been enacted,"...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — An international disaster relief organization reported Tuesday the first confirmed case of COVID-19 among asylum seekers living in a tent encampment at the U.S.-Mexico border. Global Response Management said that one person in the Matamoros, Tamaulipas camp across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas had tested positive. “Aggressive isolation and tracing...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — An international disaster relief organization reported Tuesday the first confirmed case of COVID-19 among asylum seekers living in a tent encampment at the U.S.-Mexico border. Global Response Management said that one person in the Matamoros, Tamaulipas camp across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas had tested positive. “Aggressive isolation and...
    Hardline policies on migration and deportation have been a focal point of Donald Trump’s presidency. The decision represents a victory for Trump in a case related to one of his main policies. The judges failed 7-2 in favor of the government in his appeal to a lower court decision that determined that Vijayakumar...
    The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that previously denied asylum seekers cannot challenge their fast-tracked deportation cases in federal courts in a 7-2 decision Thursday. The court found that expedited deportations for migrants at or near the border who fail initial asylum screenings does not violate due process rights or constitutional protections...
    Detained people at a privately operated Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility say guards pepper-sprayed them and placed their knees on their necks after engaging in an act of civil disobedience in protest of their ongoing detention during the novel coronavirus pandemic, Mother Jones reports. The facility, LaSalle Corrections Richwood Correctional Center in Louisiana, has had 65 confirmed...
    The government of Cyprus is launching an investigation into allegations of the sexual assault of underage girls at a migrant centre. The investigation comes after a United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) official made the allegations. The UNHCR officer also revealed that the Cypriot government had not separated boys and girls from adult migrants...
    As Texas faces a massive surge of COVID-19 cases and increasing criticism from public health experts for having opened too early and too quickly, Houston has been at the forefront of the outbreak. Hospitals in the state’s most populous city are quickly running out of beds—including Texas Medical Center, the largest hospital in the...
    The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that migrants placed in fast-tracked deportation proceedings can't appeal negative asylum decisions in federal court, finding that speedy removals don't violate due process rights or constitutional protections against unlawful detention. In a 7-2 decision authored by Justice Samuel Alito, the court said asylum-seekers whom the government seeks to summarily...
    The ACLU warned Thursday that people’s lives could be “in grave danger” following the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing for fast-tracked deportations of certain asylum seekers. The ruling was 7-2, with Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissenting. CNN reported: Currently, undocumented immigrants who are caught within 100 miles of a land border and within 14 days of arrival...
    The Supreme Court ruled in a 7-to-2 decision on Thursday that the Trump administration could expedite deportation proceedings for certain asylum-seekers without introducing asylum cases to the federal courts. The ruling applies to asylum-seekers who are picked up near the border and fail their initial screenings, making them eligible for expedited deportation, the Associated Press...
    The United States Supreme Court ordered Thursday that authorities will now be able to deport certain asylum seekers before they even appear before a judge. This decision is a victory for the Trump administration. The case before the court concerns a Sri Lankan national, Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam, intercepted by the police immediately after crossing the...
    The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that migrants placed in fast-tracked deportation proceedings can't appeal negative asylum decisions in federal court, decreeing that speedy removals don't violate due process or constitutional protections against unlawful detention. In a 7-2 decision authored by Justice Samuel Alito, the court said asylum-seekers whom the government seeks to summarily deport...
    The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Trump administration can fast-track deportations of some asylum seekers without first holding a federal court hearing — a win for the White House’s immigration policy. The 7-2 decision makes people who are picked up at or near the border or who fail initial asylum screening eligible...
    People in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody participate in outdoor recreational activities at the Winn Correctional Center, a for-profit prison in Louisiana used by ICE, in September.Gerald Herbert/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Guards at an immigration detention center in Louisiana pepper-sprayed asylum seekers this week who...
    The Supreme Court handed the Trump administration a win on Thursday by ruling that asylum seekers have no right to a federal court hearing before being removed from the U.S. The 7-2 decision allows the administration to fast-track the removal process, and could affect thousands of immigrants. The majority opinion was written by conservative Justice...
    Climate change is an ever-increasing factor in global migration, as rising sea levels and extreme heat force people out of their homes in search of asylum in safer countries. This has been a known issue for years, but has now been acknowledged by the UN in the latest Global Trends report published by the United...
    Stefani Reynolds/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.As the Trump administration readies a plan to bar many asylum seekers from working, it has some advice for them: Start getting familiar with “homelessness resources.” Currently, asylum seekers are allowed to apply for work permits 150 days after submitting their asylum...
    The Trump administration on Monday announced a rule that would limit asylum seekers’ ability to obtain employment authorization, as part of an effort to discourage people from entering the country illegally and filing "frivolous" asylum claims. The rule, to be published by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), originated in an April presidential proclamation that announced...
    Over 18,000 people who came to Sweden during the height of the 2015 migrant crisis have been granted Swedish citizenship — and by extension EU citizenship — since being initially accepted for asylum status. The Swedish migration board has revealed that a total of 18,420 people who came to the country in 2015 as asylum...