Immigration

Sanctuary City Starts GoFundMe After Gov Cuts Grants

Veterans courts and drug addiction services in Austin, Texas, are being squeezed by the state because the sanctuary city’s sheriff won’t comply with ICE.<p>In Austin, some courts might have to be crowdfunded.<p>That’s because the city is what President Donald Trump calls a “sanctuary city”—and it’s …

Sanctuary Cities

Traveling To US Becomes Easy? More Canadians Cross US Land Border, Reports

Fewer Canadians are being turned away at U.S. land crossings in recent months. This is in contrast to increasing concerns among Canadian over …

Canada

Angela Merkel's White House Visit Was Way More Awkward Than We Knew

This is not how you conduct diplomacy.<p>Just when you thought German chancellor Angela Merkel's visit couldn't have been any worse, it has been recently reported that President Donald Trump actually printed out an invoice for $374 billion—money Trump believes Germany owes to NATO, with interest—and …

Border Security

The Brexiteers’ immigration promises are unravelling fast

The broad claims of the EU referendum campaign are starting to give way to the reality of policy, practicality, compromise – and the fear of economic chaos<p>The speed with which the emergency services responded to last week’s attack on Westminster was rivalled only by the hard right’s eagerness to …

Brexit

Illegal Immigration Under Trump: President's Tweet Lauding General Kelly May Be Factually Correct

The president’s latest tweet, late on Sunday, in which he lauded General Kelly for “<p>doing a great job at the border,” adding that numbers (presumably …

Illegal Immigration

Undocumented Mom With Brain Tumor: I Came Seeking Safety & ICE Locked Me Up

A plea from the woman detained for over a year by ICE even after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor to end America’s cruel, if anything but unusual, treatment of asylum seekers.<p>Last week I heard a story that broke my heart. It was about a little boy called Josué, just 3 years old, who had spent …

Asylum Seekers

Trump handed Merkel ‘outrageous’ NATO bill: report

U.S. President Donald Trump handed German Chancellor Angela Merkel a bill for money supposedly owed to NATO when they met last weekend in Washington …

Border Security

The Latest: Greece: man carrying asylum papers found hanged

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local):<p>1:15 p.m.<p>Greece's coast guard says a man carrying asylum application papers has been found hanged at the country's largest port, near Athens.<p>The unidentified man, believed to be a migrant, was found dead early Monday near a …

Refugees

Trump voter thought the president would deport 'bad hombres.' Instead, he's deporting her husband

When Helen Beristain told her husband she was voting for Donald Trump last year, he warned her that the Republican nominee planned to “get rid of the …

Border Security

Merkel Wins Bellwether Vote

Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union chalked up its biggest election win in the state of Saarland in 13 years, but its almost six months until …

Border Security

Angela Merkel Invited Ivanka Trump to a Summit

(WASHINGTON) — Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women, a senior administration official …

Border Security

Donald Trump branded 'international embarrassment' for printing out fake £300bn Nato invoice and giving it to Angela Merkel

Donald Trump has been branded an “international embarrassment” after he presented Angela Merkel with a bill for what he thought Germany “owed” Nato …

NATO

White House denies reports Trump handed Merkel bill for NATO defense

Media reports have claimed that US President Donald Trump handed Germany's chancellor a NATO defense invoice for more than $300 million. But the White House has dismissed the claims as false.<p>US President Donald Trump handed German Chancellor Angela Merkel a bill for more than $300 million (277.6 …

NATO

1,200 more migrants saved off Libya, raising suspicion of trafficker-rescuer collusion

Humanitarian ships rescued almost 1,200 migrants who were crossing the Mediterranean Sea over the weekend on an array of small, tightly packed boats, …

Doctors Without Borders

Angela Merkel's party win big in bellwether Saarland state vote

The size of the win for the CDU came as a surprise to Merkel's SPD opposition.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has comfortably won a state …

Elections

ICE detains 26 reporting for community service in Fort Worth on suspicion of living in U.S. illegally | Immigration

Federal immigration officers detained 26 people suspected of being unauthorized immigrants when they reported for community service Sunday morning in …

Texas

Asylum seekers fail security checks: Dutton

Dozens of refugee applicants from Middle East camps have been excluded from resettling into Australia after failing security checks.<p>Federal Minister …

Asylum Seekers

Hundreds of B.C. criminals without citizenship deported

Since Len Van Heest was deported to the Netherlands on March 6, he calls his mom on Vancouver Island every morning to find out how his favourite …

Deportation

Special Immigrant Visa Holders Still Face Questioning Upon Reaching U.S.

As an economist, Hussein Mahrammi helped U.S. development authorities in Kabul, Afghanistan rebuild his war-torn country. He planned to stay in Afghanistan. Then, one by one, his colleagues were assaulted and even killed because they worked with Americans.<p>"We really feel afraid," Mahrammi says.<p>So …

News

Minors crossing to U.S. find help in Minnesota courts, but worry about changes

Many Central American minors in Minnesota have obtained legal status

Immigration Law

Voting begins in Germany on Turkey's controversial referendum

Turkish citizens may cast their ballot in a referendum on transitioning the country into an executive-style presidential system. Human rights groups have warned of the fallout if the constitutional amendments succeed.<p>Voting in Turkey's referendum to consolidate power in the presidency began in …

Turkey

Ivanka Trump at Berlin empowerment conference

Ivanka Trump has confirmed her participation in a G20 empowerment conference in Berlin next month. The US president's daughter is to share her views on labor market participation and gender gap issues.<p>Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka said Monday she had accepted an initiation from German Chancellor …

Border Security

The General and the Refugee

The Asmara Corner Café sits on a dusty main road in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. With its weathered red façade and bright interior, the …

Refugees

‘Sanctuary’ policies shouldn’t protect thugs

High-profile crimes in Rockville, Md., and Hempstead, Long Island, ought to give pause to those rushing to shield every illegal immigrant from law …

Opinion

Refugees to US are not like migrants to Europe

<b>Hamutal Bernstein for the Urban Institute:</b> Resettled refugees undergo extensive screening before admission to the United States and are eligible for …

Refugees

Erdogan 'Willfully' Preventing Turks From Integrating in Germany: Finance Minister

Tensions continue to rise between Turkey and Germany as Erdogan campaigns for his constitutional referendum.

World News

Nearly 1200 migrants picked up off Libya

Humanitarian ships rescued almost 1200 migrants who were crossing the Mediterranean Sea at the weekend on an array of small, tightly packed boats, …

Refugees

Our American sanctuary city; sanctuary for all: Letters to the editor

Leaving the light on: As a recent arrival to the Portland metro area, I have been getting a feel for my new hometown. I love zoo concerts, the rain …

Sanctuary Cities

German police warned about Berlin Christmas market terror attack

Anis Amri killed 12 people and injured another 49 in attack.<p>Anis Amri, the man responsible for a terrorist attack on a Berlin Christmas market in …

Terrorism

Report: nearly one in two Muslims in Germany engaged in aiding refugees

The report released by the Bertelsmann Stiftung has described the Muslim volunteers as "important bridge-builders." It further revealed that one out of every five Germans provided assistance to refugees in 2016.<p>According to the study released by the German foundation on Monday, 44 percent of …

Refugees