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Echoes of ‘Weimar’ as German mobs rampage

BERLIN, Aug 28, (AFP): Germany was reeling Tuesday as xenophobia reared its head with far-right protests degenerating into attacks against foreign-looking people, adding fuel to an already explosive debate over migrants. After Sunday’s fatal stabbing of a German man, 35, allegedly by a Syrian and an Iraqi, thousands of protesters …

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More migrants arrive in Spain than Italy

Migrants taking Niger route to Europe falls 95% GENEVA, July 17, (AFP): The number of migrants arriving in Spain by boat is surging, the UN said Tuesday, and it has now surpassed Italy as the top destination for Mediterranean crossings. So far this year, 50,872 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean …

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‘Split’ families in limbo amid immigration chaos

EL PASO, United States, June 23, (Agencies): The fate of 2,300 children wrested from their parents at the US border with Mexico remained unclear Friday two days after Donald Trump ordered an end to migrant family separations, as the president accused Democrats of spinning “phony” tales of suffering for electoral …

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US wouldn’t become migrant camp: Trump – ‘Europe made big mistake’

WASHINGTON, June 19, (AFP): President Donald Trump vowed Monday that the United States would not become a “migrant camp,” as he faced soaring pressure to end the separation of immigrant families on America’s southern border. While top administration officials stood by Trump’s policy of “zero tolerance” towards unauthorized border crossers, …

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Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

Facing a rising tide of outrage from Democrats and some Republicans over the forced separation of migrant children and parents at the US-Mexico border, President Donald Trump dug in Monday, again falsely blaming Democrats in the escalating political crisis. Democrats have turned up the pressure over the policy and some …

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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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