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Most families facing deportation from US do not have an immigration lawyer

An overwhelming majority of migrant families received no legal representation during US immigration court proceedings, meaning they were more likely to be deported, and to be subject to faster proceedings, a new data analysis has revealed.<p>Researchers at Syracuse University’s Transactional Records …

Immigration

'It's too scary here': Syrian refugees want to leave Germany just a year after arriving

A year after they arrived in Germany seeking refuge from war, some Syrians say they have experienced so much animosity that they are contemplating leaving.<p>The trouble is, they have landed in the eastern state of Saxony -- a flashpoint zone home to the Islamophobic PEGIDA movement that has seen a …

When it comes to immigration, it helps if you’re white

Bureaucracy. It’s a word laden with dark memories. We’ve all been caught up in it. Each will have a story of how once they were enmeshed in a paper-chain farce requiring merely a dash of common sense. But, as is typical of such scenarios, it’s usually missing. It would all be laughable if it …

South Sudan

AP-GfK Poll: Majority of Americans fear Trump presidency

NEW YORK (AP) — More than half the country fears a Trump presidency. And only about a third of Americans believe he is at least somewhat qualified to serve in the White House.<p>In the final sprint to Election Day, a new Associated Press-GfK poll underscores those daunting roadblocks for Donald Trump …

How A French Kid Tried to Assimilate in the Middle East

A cartoonist draws his childhood in 1980s-era Syria.<p>The Syrian Civil War has raged for over five and a half years at the cost of around half a million lives. Amid the devastation, the story of Syrian refugees and immigrants fleeing to Europe—and the subsequent political and cultural pushback—is, by …

Middle East

How One Syrian Family Found A Home In Texas

<b>Bassam Al Abbas</b> does not like to think about the civil war raging in his home country of Syria.<p>The conflict, which has produced nearly 5 million …

Immigration

Suspending Aid to Syria

The decision by the UN comes a day after an airstrike struck a humanitarian convoy.<p><i>Updated at 2:31 p.m. ET</i><p><b>NEWS BRIEF</b> The United Nations said Tuesday it’s suspending humanitarian aid to Syria a day after an airstrike—carried out allegedly by Syria or Russia—struck an aid convoy headed to Aleppo.<p>“As …

Middle East

Boris Johnson: 'strong' evidence Russia carried out strike on UN convoy in Syria

Boris Johnson has said there is “strong” evidence that Russian warplanes carried out the airstrike on Monday that destroyed a UN aid convoy in Syria.<p>The UK foreign secretary made the allegation on Wednesday outside a contentious UN security council meeting on Syria in the wake of the attack on the …

Middle East

The World’s Oldest Library Will Soon Open to the Public

And visitors from across the world are welcome.<p>A multi-million dollar restoration of the oldest library in the world is almost complete.<p>A wing of the …

Panamanian leader says supporting Haiti could avoid U.S. immigration crisis | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Haiti’s economy and democracy must be fortified if the United States is to avoid a new wave of illegal immigrants, Panama’s president said on Wednesday, urging fellow leaders to actively manage immigration rather than leave it to human traffickers.<p>Panama President Juan Carlos …

World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of UN debate

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders from Pakistan to Ukraine unleashed their regional grievances Wednesday, taking the stage of the U.N. General …

A 13-euro entry fee for the EU?

The EU is planning to massively increase its border controls. Those who want to enter have to register, or apply for a visa. The goal is more …

How To Get The Best Seat On An Airplane, According To Flight Attendants And Experts

These tips will have you flying in style.<p>There’s a perfect day to book your ticket and a perfect time (more or less) to get to the airport. So where’s the perfect place to sit?<p>A study from budget airline easyJet claims to pinpoint the perfect airplane seat: 7F. Their reasoning? It sells the best. …