Political refugees

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump's White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller speaks during a television interview outside the White House in Washington. One of President Donald Trump's top immigration priorities in a second term would be to use agreements with Central American governments as models to get countries around the world to field asylum claims from people seeking refuge in the United States, Miller said Friday, Oct. 23. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
October 23, 2020 - 4:47 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's top priorities on immigration if he wins a second term would be to use agreements with Central American governments as models to get countries around the world to field asylum claims from people seeking refuge in the United States, a top adviser said...
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Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis attends a presentation of the construction of a new part of a fence which will be built at the border with Turkey, in Alexandroupolis, northern Greece, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Greece decided to strengthen its land border with Turkey after the latter attempted to steer tens of thousands of migrant across into Greece last March. (Dimitris Papamitsos/Greek Prime Minister's Office via AP)
October 19, 2020 - 5:57 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government says it has finalized plans to extend a wall along its northeast border with Turkey, over concerns that migrants may try to stage mass crossings into the European Union country. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said Monday that 26 kilometers (16 miles)...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, flanked by French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, second left, speaks in front of a high school Friday Oct.16, 2020 in Conflans Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris, after a history teacher who opened a discussion with high school students on caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad was beheaded. French President Emmanuel Macron denounced what he called an "Islamist terrorist attack" against a history teacher decapitated in a Paris suburb Friday, urging the nation to stand united against extremism. (Abdulmonam Eassa, Pool via AP)
October 17, 2020 - 6:47 am
PARIS (AP) — A suspect shot dead by police after the gruesome beheading of a history teacher in an attack near Paris was an 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee, officials said Saturday. France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said authorities investigating the killing of Samuel Paty in...
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A group of people, thought to be migrants wait on a Border Force rib to come ashore at Dover marina in Kent, England after a small boat incident in the English Channel, Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
October 08, 2020 - 10:48 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union interior ministers agreed Thursday that sweeping new proposals to revamp the bloc's failed asylum system should form the basis for negotiations on building a fresh policy for managing the arrival of unauthorized migrants in Europe. However, the ministers sought...
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September 29, 2020 - 1:31 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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Bawi UK, 22, is photographed in his apartment in Providence, R.I., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. UK was a small child when his parents fled Myanmar, leaving him and his siblings to be cared for by their maternal grandmother. UK said the family suffered discrimination as Christians in a predominantly Buddhist nation. The military government was also trying to forcibly conscript his father. "To run for office, you had to be a Buddhist; to rent a house, you had to be Buddhist," said UK, a social work student at Rhode Island College and a youth leader at the Refugee Dream Center, an advocacy organization in Providence. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
September 28, 2020 - 2:00 am
PHOENIX (AP) — They came fleeing war and persecution in countries like Myanmar, Eritrea and Iraq, handpicked by the United States for resettlement under longstanding humanitarian traditions. Now, tens of thousands of refugees welcomed into the U.S. during the Obama administration are American...
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A Turkish coast guard officer, wearing protective gear to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, carries a child off a life raft during a rescue operation in the Aegean Sea, between Turkey and Greece, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Turkey is accusing Greece of large-scale pushbacks at sea — summary deportations without access to asylum procedures, in violation of international law. The Turkish coast guard says it rescued over 300 migrants "pushed back by Greek elements to Turkish waters" this month alone. Greece denies the allegations and accuses Ankara of weaponizing migrants. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
September 24, 2020 - 11:27 pm
DIKILI, Turkey (AP) — Shortly after reaching the Greek island of Lesbos, a group of Afghan migrants say, their hopes for a new life in Europe were cut short when Greek authorities rounded them up, mistreated them, shoved them into life rafts and abandoned them at sea. Associated Press journalists...
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A migrant washes himself in a river near the Croatian border near Kladusa, Bosnia, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. A top U.N. official in Bosnia says local authorities expose migrants and refugees stuck in the country to needless suffering despite having access to funds to provide them with proper housing and assistance. (AP Photo/Edvin Zulic)
September 24, 2020 - 9:22 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — With harsh weather fast approaching, the number of migrants and refugees who are sleeping rough in Bosnia keeps rising because of the persistent refusal by authorities at different levels of government in the country to coordinate their work and embrace “rational...
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2020 file photo, Hoda Kinno, 11, is evacuated by her uncle Mustafa, in the aftermath of a massive explosion at the port in Beirut, Lebanon. The Kinno family from Syria's Aleppo region was devastated in the wake of the explosion -- Hoda suffered a broken neck and other injuries and her sister Sedra, 15, died in the explosion. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
September 23, 2020 - 6:06 pm
JIYYEH, Lebanon (AP) — When Mustafa Kinno felt the ground shake and heard the deafening blast toward the port, he frantically called his brother living nearby. No reply. He tried a neighbor, who said the family was sitting outside their apartment across from the port when it exploded. Terrified,...
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gives a statement at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Stephanie Lecocq/Pool Photo via AP)
September 23, 2020 - 9:23 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced a major overhaul of its asylum system Wednesday in hopes that more countries will finally share responsibility for people landing on Europe’s shores seeking sanctuary or better lives. The move comes after years of chaos and dispute among the bloc's 27...
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