Asylum Seekers

Deadline for asylum seekers in Australia impossible to meet, lawyers say

Experts say 1 October deadline for 7,194 asylum seekers to apply for refugee status ‘arbitrary, unnecessary and unfair’ and ‘the slip of a pen could be a death sentence’<p>The government’s deadline for all onshore asylum applications is impossible to meet, and will result in people being deported to …

Refugees

32 asylum seekers in Canberra face deportation under new visa deadline

Legal Aid ACT is urgently trying to contact up to 32 asylum seekers in Canberra who face deportation under the federal government's new protection …

Refugees

'Safe return' plan for refugees after five years undermines the idea of integration

Zohrab, a young asylum seeker in his 20s, sits nervously as he retells the challenges of his life as a person seeking refuge in the UK. It is an …

Refugees

Asylum seekers were filing papers on time

Asylum seekers were submitting the paperwork needed to claim protection in line with the government's preferred time frame even before Peter Dutton …

Refugees

Outstanding asylum cases falls by 10 per cent

More than 7000 asylum seekers must apply for Australian protection by October or face deportation, but the number of outstanding cases has been …

Peter Dutton

UN refugee chief urges Libya to free refugees and asylum seekers

The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Sunday urged Libyan authorities to free all asylum seekers and refugees from its detention centres …

Refugees

No extra funds for underage asylum seekers

Voters in canton Bern have rejected a government proposal to fund a special integration project for juvenile asylum seekers.<p>More than 54% of voters …

Refugees

Border guards accused of rejecting foreigners seeing asylum

New allegations have emerged about American immigration officials turning away foreign nationals who arrive at the Mexican border seeking asylum from …

Immigration

'I am crippled with fear': Anger mounts over government's asylum seeker cut-off

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has announced an October 1 cut-off for more than 7000 asylum seekers to apply for a temporary protection visa or …

Refugees

Lawyers warn of court challenge to Dutton's 'fake refugees' policy

Lawyers are warning the Federal Government can expect to see them in court if it follows through with its latest asylum seeker policy.<p>Immigration …

Refugees

Dutton resolute on his latest crackdown

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton already has the support of one key crossbench senator for his plan to impose a deadline on so-called 'fake …

Refugees

'Game is up' for 'fake refugees' living in Australia, Dutton says

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has given 7,500 asylum seekers living in Australia until October to lodge an application for protection, or face …

Refugees

Tom Brodbeck: Trudeau inaction on illegal border jumpers undermines Canada’s security | The Province

It appears the Trudeau government is planning to do nothing at all about the hundreds of illegal border jumpers coming into Canada from the U.S., …

Immigration

Dutton sets deadline for thousands to apply for refugee status

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has set a deadline of October 1 for people who arrived illegally in Australia by boat to apply for refugee …

Refugees

UN refugee chief Grandi in Libya: UNHCR ramping up its humanitarian response

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today that it is stepping up its presence and programmes in Libya in response to the worsening humanitarian …

Refugees

Shadow lives: failed asylum seekers live on the margins of Dutch society

Amsterdam is a city famed for its canals, historic houses and art galleries. But there is another, darker side to the city. A world of abandoned …

Refugees

German parliament passes tighter asylum laws | News | DW | 19.05.2017

German lawmakers have passed a series of laws concerning the deportation, monitoring and access to personal data of asylum seekers. The new …

World News

Malaysia opens investigation into immigration detention abuse

Probe prompted by Guardian report on the deaths of 24 refugees and asylum seekers<p>Malaysia has launched an investigation into allegations of “torture-like” conditions inside immigration detention centres after the Guardian reported at least two dozen refugees and asylum seekers had died since …

Refugees

Border agency seeks additional $200 million to help with immigration, border security

Canada Border Services Agency is asking for an extra $218 million this year, bringing its total purse to just under $2 billion, as the department …

Immigration

Austria passes resolution banning distribution of Quran, use of full face veil

The Austrian government passed a legislation on Tuesday which outlaws distribution of Quran in public and bans the use of full-face veils or burqas, which cover the entire face of women. The provision was backed by both ruling parties in the country.<p>Women who wear garments that fully cover their …

Lindsay Lohan

Austria Throws Political Correctness Aside With New Announcement on What it Expects of Immigrants From Middle East

The violence and war in the Middle East have displaced millions of people.<p>Many of them flee their homes and hope to find asylum or refuge in European …

Refugees

Children Stake Their Lives to Play The Game in Europe

“They sprayed us in the eyes. Then I didn’t know what was happening. But then a policeman hit my leg with a stick. It was so painful. They dislocated my knee.”<p>BELGRADE, Serbia—“You win the game when you get there, when you make it,” says Fawad, a 17-year-old Afghan I met in a refugee camp near the …

Refugees

Government urged to resolve migrant dispute with Italy

Ireland yet to take any of 700 asylum seekers it pledged to receive under relocation scheme<p>9 minutes ago Updated: 6 minutes ago<p>The European …

Migration

EU lawmakers seek action over rights, rule of law in Hungary

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers have called for an investigation of member-state Hungary to determine whether its laws are in "serious breach of EU values."<p>The move reflects deep concerns within the EU about whether there has been a deterioration in human rights, democracy and the rule of …

Rights & Freedoms

Poland defies EU over taking in asylum-seekers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Poland refused on Thursday to yield to pressure from the European Union to take in any asylum seekers under a relocation scheme despite an EU threat of legal action.<p>Under a plan agreed in 2015, the European Commission wants EU member states to each admit a quota from a total of …

Migration

Afghan police beat asylum seekers in front of Danish officers on deportation flight

Rejected asylum seekers have been beaten by Afghan police in front of Danish officers on a deportation flight following repeated warnings over the …

Refugees

Arson Causes Evacuation of Asylum Seekers in Sweden

Parts of the Imam Ali Mosque lay destroyed by fire in Jarfalla north of Stockholm, Sweden, early Monday May 1, 2017. Swedish police say they are …

Refugees

Why Britain needs a refugees minister

A cabinet-level appointment could take a world lead in preventing the deaths of more children fleeing war<p>No one forgets the photograph of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body was washed up on a Turkish beach in September 2015. Within hours of going viral, it came to define the …

Refugees

Hundreds of asylum seekers in Sweden evacuated after suspected arson attacks

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - More than 300 asylum seekers in Sweden were evacuated from their housing in southern Sweden in the early hours of Wednesday, after suspected arson attacks, police said.<p>City of Vaxjo police said 200 asylum seekers were evacuated after fire destroyed a municipal building next to …

Refugees

Austria passes law banning women from wearing full face coverings

Austria's parliament has passed legislation to outlaw garments that fully cover the face of women, such as the burqa.<p>The provision, passed on Tuesday …

Rights & Freedoms