Russia Positioning Itself in Libya to Unleash Migrant Crisis Into Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be capitalizing on ways immigration can destabilize Western countries. A Libyan coast guardsman stands on a boat of migrants attempting to reach Europe in 2017. Libya has served as a jumping-off point for migrants … Read More

Trump administration prepares to send asylum seekers to Guatemala

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has begun an effort to send some asylum seekers encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border to Guatemala, a move that promises to transform the U.S. asylum system, according to three officials briefed on the initiative … Read More

Immigration Turmoil in the US

(Chinook203/Dreamstime.com) Since the national election of November 8, 2016, the United States of America has been in national and political turmoil. The Republican ticket of Trump-Pence garnered 306 electoral votes and the Democrat ticket of Clinton-Kaine garnered 232 electoral votes. … Read More

How immigration became Britain’s most toxic political issue

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Over 20 years, the debate about freedom of movement has become skewed by a hostile narrative. Few chance encounters have had a greater political impact than Gordon Brown’s fateful meeting with Gillian Duffy on an April morning in Rochdale in … Read More

Supreme Court hears case on DACA

WASHINGTON (SBG) – Outside the Supreme Court Tuesday, protests erupted, as the nine justices heard oral arguments in a case that could determine the future for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. In a memorandum issued by then-Secretary of … Read More

As Europe shuts out migrants, activists are pushing back

Europeans are uniting to defend migrants’ rights at the grassroots, developing “translocal” campaigns. In July, a nondescript blue vessel drifting along the Italian coast became the latest flashpoint in Europe’s “migration crisis.” For the people on board, mostly from African … Read More

EU must take responsibility for Syrian refugees in Turkey – NGO director

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The European Union must continue protecting Syrian refugees within Turkey, but should also take further responsibility and resettle more of them, Human Rights Watch associate director Gerry Simpson wrote in an op-ed published by the EU Observer on Wednesday. More effort from … Read More

Chrysochoidis: Migrant arrivals on Greek islands are ‘unmanageable’

The problem created on the Greek islands of the eastern Aegean with the rising number of migrant and refugee arrivals in the past few months is “unmanageable” and “explosive,” Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis said on Wednesday, speaking at a … Read More

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