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Chinese immigrant with American family fears deportation

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York immigrant with a young American family fears he’ll be deported to his native China after being arrested when he showed up for a green card interview. Xiu Qing You (show-ching-YOU’), a 39-year-old Queens resident, is in a New Jersey detention facility run by …

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Paris police evacuate two more migrant camps

Paris police on Monday began evacuating around 1,000 migrants from two makeshift camps in the city, five days after another 1,000 were taken to temporary lodgings. The operation began at dawn at a camp along the Canal St Martin northeast of the city centre where an estimated 550 mainly Afghan …

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US to fingerprint child migrant’s parents

False accusations about immigration fly between opponents WASHINGTON, May 30, (RTRS): The Trump administration will soon begin fingerprinting parents claiming custody of children who entered the United States illegally without an adult relative, officials said on Tuesday, prompting criticism that children may be abandoned by those who fear being identified …

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German Cabinet approves new rules on migrant reunions

BERLIN (AP) – Germany’s Cabinet has approved new rules that will allow migrants granted limited protection to apply for family members to join them, more than two years after such reunions were suspended. Under the rules set to take effect in August, a maximum 1,000 close relatives per month will …

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At least 10 hurt after migrants attacked on Greek island

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos say at least 10 people were hospitalized and more than 100 detained following a violent protest against migrants who had been camped out at the island’s main port for five days. Police cleared the square at the main port …

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Chief of IOM praises Kuwait’s efforts to end human peddling

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: Chief of Mission at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Dr Iman Eraiqat expressed delight over the excellent concerted efforts of Kuwait to eradicate the crime of human trafficking. Dr Eraiqat said this recently during the closing ceremony of a workshop titled “Empowering Border Security Officers …

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Greece: 6 dead from suspected migrant boat sinking in Aegean

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coast guard says the bodies of six people have been recovered from the sea off a Greek island in the eastern Aegean following the sinking of a suspected migrant smuggling boat. The bodies of four children, one man and one woman were recovered off the …

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France sees 100,000 asylum claims in ’17

PARIS, Jan 8, (AFP): Asylum claims in France hit a record 100,000 last year, official figures showed Monday, as President Emmanuel Macron’s government draws up hotly-debated new legislation on immigration. Officials said the rate of arrivals was “historic”, with Albanians forming the biggest group of applicants despite their country being …

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Macron tightens screws on migrants – Policy taints ‘human touch’

PARIS, Dec 26, (AP): It’s getting colder and colder, the clock is ticking and regional authorities are scrambling to meet President Emmanuel Macron’s deadline: get migrants off France’s streets and out of forest hideouts by year’s end. That won’t likely happen, and Macron’s government is now tightening the screws: ramping …

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Take in refugees: EU – Romania rescues 157 from Black Sea

BRUSSELS, Sept 13, (Agencies): Eastern European Union states must drop their resistance and accept their share of refugees who arrived in the bloc, officials and diplomats said on Tuesday after a court ruled they must abide by the quota. The EU’s highest court ruled last week that member states must …

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