Asylum Seekers

A group of people, thought to be migrants, are ferried ashore by Border Force officers, from HMC Seeker, on a Border Force rib at Dover marina in Kent, England after a small boat incident in the English Channel, Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
September 30, 2020 - 6:52 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government reportedly proposed processing asylum-seekers on a remote volcanic island in the Atlantic Ocean more than 4,000 miles (6,435 kilometers) from the U.K. — a plan that has been derided as inhumane and a “logistical nightmare” by critics. The Financial Times...
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September 29, 2020 - 3:31 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot authorities pushed back 200 migrants and refugees arriving from Lebanon aboard boats earlier this month, ignoring their claims for asylum while in some instances using violence and coercive tactics, a human rights watchdog said on Tuesday. Human Rights Watch accused...
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European Council President Charles Michel, center, accompanied by Greek officials, looks at the new temporary refugee camp in Kara Tepe during his visit on the northeastern island of Lesbos, Greece, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Greece has called on the European Union to jointly run new refugee camps being built on its eastern islands as part of a planned overhaul of the bloc's migration policy. (Dimitris Tosidis/Pool via AP)
September 15, 2020 - 2:14 pm
KARA TEPE, Greece (AP) — The Greek government on Tuesday urged the European Union to jointly run new refugee camps on Greece's eastern islands as part of an overhaul of the EU's migration policies. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made the proposal at an Athens meeting with European Council...
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Migrants flee from the Moria refugee camp during a second fire, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Fire struck again Wednesday night in Greece's notoriously overcrowded refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, a day after a blaze swept through it and left thousands in need of emergency shelter. The fires caused no injuries, but they renewed criticism of Europe's migration policy. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
September 09, 2020 - 4:37 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Fire struck again Wednesday night in Greece's notoriously overcrowded refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, a day after a blaze swept through it and left thousands in need of emergency shelter. The fires caused no injuries, but they renewed criticism of Europe’s migration...
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FILE - Medical staff of the National Health Organization (EODY) conduct tests for the new coronavirus from migrants in Moria refugee camp on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. A major testing and contact-tracing operation at Greece's largest migrant camp on the eastern island of Lesbos has so far detected 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection among the 12,500 people living in the overcrowded facility, officials said on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Panagiotis Balaskas, File)
September 08, 2020 - 7:49 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A major testing and contact-tracing operation at Greece's largest migrant camp on the eastern island of Lesbos has so far detected 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the overcrowded facility's 12,500 residents, authorities said Tuesday. Health and migration ministry...
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August 31, 2020 - 2:00 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees from conducting the initial screening for people seeking asylum, dealing a setback to one of the Trump administration’s efforts to rein in asylum. The nationwide injunction will likely have little, if...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, immigrants who entered the United States illegally wait to board a plane for a deportation flight. More than 2,000 unaccompanied children have been expelled since March under an emergency declaration enacted by the Trump administration, which has cited the coronavirus in refusing to provide them protections under federal anti-trafficking and asylum laws. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 06, 2020 - 4:38 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — When officers led them out of a detention facility near the U.S.-Mexico border and onto a bus last month, the 12-year-old from Honduras and his 9-year-old sister believed they were going to a shelter so they could be reunited with their mother in the Midwest. They had been told to...
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Swimmers cool off from the mid-summer heat in the clear east Mediterranean waters of Cyprus' Fig Tree Bay in the coastal resort of Protaras near Ayia Napa on Saturday, July 18 2020. Tourism-reliant Cyprus projects that this year, it will receive less than a quarter of the record 3.9 million holiday makers it got in 2019 because of the global coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
July 19, 2020 - 11:52 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Asylum-seekers infected with coronavirus could be seeping through the porous cease-fire line in the ethnically divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus, the country's health minister warned Sunday. Minister Constantinos Ioannou pointed to “a problem” after a number of migrants...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019, file photo, people wait to apply for asylum in the United States along the border in Tijuana, Mexico. In its efforts to remake the U.S. immigration system, the Trump administration has often stumbled over an obscure law that governs how administrative policies are made. Its latest test is a mammoth proposal to severely limit access to asylum, which invited nearly 80,000 public comments before the Wednesday, July 15, 2020, deadline to offer feedback. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
July 16, 2020 - 5:21 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Critics of the Trump administration's most sweeping set of rules to restrict asylum in the United States sent in a deluge of comments opposing the effort, hoping an old law that serves as a check on presidential power will weaken or even doom it. Opponents submitted nearly 80,000...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 file photo asylum seekers in Tijuana, Mexico, listen to names being called from a waiting list to claim asylum at a border crossing in San Diego. A federal judge on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 knocked down a cornerstone border policy of the Trump administration that denies asylum to people who travel through another country to reach the Mexican border without first seeking protection in that country. Judge Timothy Kelly says authorities violated federal rule-making procedures by not seeking public feedback before putting the policy into effect in July 2019.(AP Photo/Elliot Spagat,File)
July 01, 2020 - 8:41 pm
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 that...
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