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Canada to set up border camp as number of asylum seekers swells

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada has deployed soldiers to erect tents near the U.S. border to temporarily house hundreds of asylum seekers crossing from New York state, officials said on Wednesday, an influx of mostly Haitians prompted by fear of deportation by the U.S. government.<p>Around 250 asylum …

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Syrian refugees fear what lies ahead as government-sponsored year runs out

A year after arriving in Canada, the first wave of resettled Syrian refugees is about to face a whole new round of challenges.<p>December begins the …

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Refugees And Migrants: From Crisis To Governance?

On Monday 19 September the first global summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants convened at the UN headquarters. In a twist of fate, the fact that this event took place in immigrant-built New York -- a city that was simultaneously dealing with the consequences of a recent …

Against the wall: from Mexico to Calais, why the idea of division is taking hold

Fortifying the Mexican border has become central to Donald Trump’s election campaign, while Brexit has led to plans for a ‘great wall of Calais’. <b>Andrew Solomon</b> looks at why have walls taken on such symbolic power – and at what cost?<p>In August, Donald Trump went to Mexico to meet with President Peña …

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Lost Cities

Millions of Syrians have fled their war-torn country, a scattering on the scale of Chicago and Houston combined. Some have made the long journey to …

Damned for Trying

A massive wave of migration is crashing through North Africa, but there is only one major gateway to Europe — and it's through Libya.<p>A massive wave …

Looking for a home - Migration

Special report<p>MigrationLooking for a home<p>LIKE COUNTLESS STUDENTS of German before him, Ahmed is struggling with his verb placement. Eager to learn, …

Foreign Policy

Cruelty to asylum seekers dressed up as compassion is the scandal that bedevils Australia

From Austria to Hungary and the Netherlands to Norway, Europeans are backing populist, far-right parties and ideas. The so-called Donald Trumps of the continent. Austria’s leader Norbert Hofer pledged to “stop the invasion of Muslims” by building a fence on his nation’s southern border . …

Australian Politicians Want to Send Refugees to Canada, But They Haven't Told Canada Yet | VICE News

A member of parliament for Australia's opposition center-left Labor party says Canada is the "obvious" choice for resettling refugees held in its offshore detention centers — and other government leaders and NGOs are supporting the idea. The only problem is that Canada has never even heard of the …

See What Life Is Like for Refugees Above the Arctic Circle

Refugees from the Middle East and Africa are seeing their first-ever snow and figuring out how to pray when the sun never rises.<p>The ski season begins in mid-February in Swedish Lapland, at the northern tip of the country. But there’s a resort called Riksgränsen not far from the border with Norway …

U.N. decries Balkans border curbs on refugees; arrivals in Greece fall

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations on Tuesday condemned new restrictions on refugees that have left around 1,000 migrants stuck at the main border crossing into Macedonia from Greece, denied entry due to their nationalities in violation of international law.<p>An Austrian soldier fixes the fence as …

Middle East

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How America's Response to Syrian and Jewish Refugees Is Eerily Similar

Following last Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, Republican presidential candidates began criticizing America’s ongoing efforts to resettle Syrian …

Migrants Continue to Arrive in Greece: Pictures

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This Is What Greece’s Refugee Crisis Really Looks Like

<i>Lesbos, Athens, and northern Greece—</i>In the baking midday August heat on the Greek island of Lesbos, Ziad Mouatash bounces out of an overcrowded …

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The U.S. Asylum System Is Completely Overwhelmed

Asylum claims have grown sixfold in the past three years, overpowering the U.S. immigration system’s ability to handle them.<p>It will be two years minimum before the U.S. government considers M's application for asylum. He'll have to wait, because like tens of thousands of others, he has no place …

France to turn Calais 'jungle' into a humanitarian refugee camp with £3.6m from EU

France-UK border “fully under control” as EU pledges extra money to turn Calais’ “jungle” into a “humanitarian camp” for 1,500 migrants in 2016<p>The EU is to grant France an extra €5 million (£3.65 million) to turn the sprawling tent city known as “The Jungle” into a “refugee camp” for migrants …

America has always been hostile to immigrants

At what point, in this great nation of immigrants, did calling someone an “immigrant” become such an insult?<p>Recent weeks — on the campaign trail and elsewhere — have been filled with ugly rhetoric about immigration status or other ethnic impurities, even when the target of such attacks has entered …

German pro-immigrant protest welcomes asylum seekers to Dresden

Thousands of people took to the streets of the German city of Dresden on Saturday to send a message of welcome to refugees after a string of violent anti-migrant protests in the region.<p>Led by protesters holding a huge banner that read “Prevent the pogroms of tomorrow today”, the crowds marched …

Angela Merkel’s humane stance on immigration is a lesson to us all | Will Hutton

The German leader has stood up to be counted. Europe should rally to her side<p>The list of horrors swells. Last week, 71 migrants were found asphyxiated in an abandoned truck in Austria to add to the tally of hundreds of migrants drowning almost by the day in the Mediterranean. The few in Calais who …

Firms using illegal migrant labour face 48-hour closures

New powers to revoke trading licences also included in bill aimed at creating ‘hostile environment’ for unauthorised workers<p>Powers for 48-hour shutdowns of businesses suspected of employing illegal workers are to be included in a new immigration bill designed to create a “hostile environment” for …

Germany and France to push for joint EU immigration and security policies

Berlin in particular is determined to draw up mandatory quotas for refugees and is warning of reintroducing national border controls<p>Germany and France are to launch a drive for more concerted European immigration and security policies following the foiled attack on an Amsterdam-Paris high-speed …

Germany vows to fight racism after attacks on refugees

Germany's interior minister has vowed to crack down on right-wing activists and racists after two nights of clashes between protesters and police outside a refugee shelter in an eastern town near Dresden.<p>Police on Sunday set up a security zone around the shelter, an empty hardware store in …

Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'

Up to 1,000 protesters have clashed with police in eastern Germany in riots reportedly sparked by the arrival of 250 migrants.<p>Police said protesters …

Migrants overwhelm security forces at Macedonia border

Hundreds of migrants have crossed unhindered from Greece into Macedonia after overwhelmed security forces appeared to abandon a bid to stem their flow through the Balkans to western Europe following days of chaos and confrontation.<p>Riot police remained, but did little to slow the passage of a steady …

Middle East

Streams of refugees flow into Macedonia from Greece

Hundreds of refugees have passed through the Macedonian border from Greece unhindered a day after police used stun grenades in a failed bid to prevent them from crossing.<p>Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons, reporting from Gevgelija on the Macedonian side of the border, said the refugees were boarding …

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Exclusive: Despite dangers, Israel sending asylum seekers to home countries

<i></i><i>For the first time, new statistics reveal that nearly 4,600 Sudanese and 1,000 Eritreans were sent back to their countries of origin, possibly</i> …