Germany plans to fast-track deportations of failed asylum-seekers

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Germany’s Interior Ministry has proposed new measures to monitor and deport failed asylum-seekers. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has said he is also looking at ways to repatriate known criminals to Syria. The German Interior Ministry on Sunday confirmed plans to facilitate … Read More

‘Europe without Angela Merkel is possible’

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Many EU member states did not agree with her refugee policies, others criticized her austerity stance. Brussels now regards Angela Merkel’s step-by-step withdrawal as a chance for new beginnings, says DW’s Bernd Riegert. For many observers in Brussels, the twilight of … Read More

Trump sending troops to US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to dispatch at least 800 active-duty troops to the southern border at the direction of a president who has sought to transform fears about immigration into electoral gains in the midterms as … Read More

US, Mexico reach deal to stop Honduran caravan at Mexico’s southern border

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The U.S. and Mexico have reached an agreement aimed at keeping the 4,000-person migrant caravan from reaching America. The plan was developed over many months and included a request from Mexico that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees establish … Read More

Fall in sterling after Brexit vote has done more to make people poorer than immigration, says MAC – Politics live

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EU migrant workers harvesting lettuce in West Lancashire. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Reaction to the MAC report from thinktanks and academics And here is some reaction to the MAC report from thinktanks and academics. From Stephen Clarke, senior economic analyst … Read More

More than 300,000 refugees have now found jobs in Germany

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A Syrian refugee at a German Railway training workshop. Critics of German chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policy said that her permissiveness would cripple the country, as the incomers—more than 1 million asylum seekers since 2015—couldn’t contribute to society by getting jobs. … Read More

Asylum dispute costs Germany’s ruling majority: poll

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BERLIN, June 24 (Xinhua) — The ongoing dispute over the refugee policy within Germany’s ruling coalition undermines its majority, according to a latest poll released Sunday. In the weekly survey of the pollster Emnid for the “Bild am Sonntag,” the … Read More

Open borders policy could spell end for Angela Merkel in Germany

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s momentous decision three years ago to open her nation’s borders to … Read More

Germany’s political crisis is about the future of Europe

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Can you say “No” to a German chancellor when all she is asking you for is 14 days? There is one man who did. Horst Seehofer, interior minister and chairman of the Christian Social Union, the Bavarian sister party of … Read More

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