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  • Trump: U.S. won't become a 'migrant camp' [nor refugee camp]

    06/18/2018 10:26:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump challenged Democrats to “come to the table” to fix the country’s immigration system, saying Monday that the current battle is over whether the U.S. should have borders. Speaking at the White House Mr. Trump said the U.S. “will not be a migrant camp.” He said if Congress can find agreement on a way to update what he called the “worst immigration laws in the entire world” it could be a trendsetting move for the rest of the globe. “Just remember — a country without borders is not a country at all. We need borders, we need security, we...
  • Macron and Italian PM Conte back EU 'asylum centres' in African nations

    06/16/2018 3:17:58 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/15/18 | Staff
    taly and France have jointly expressed support for EU "asylum centres" to be set up in countries where many migrants begin their journeys to Europe. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and French President Emmanuel Macron met in Paris after a days-long row over the fate of the rescue ship Aquarius. Italy had refused to accept the vessel, carrying more than 600 African migrants, diverting it to Spain. Mr Conte and Mr Macron have now agreed the current system must be reformed. Mr Macron proposed building migration centres in countries of departure, including Libya, from which many people attempt a dangerous...
  • Italy refuses port to NGOs rescuing migrants

    06/16/2018 10:58:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/6/18
    Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday added foreign-funded NGOs to those banned from docking in Italy's ports. "Italy no longer wants to be an accomplice in the business of illegal immigration," ...
  • Nicaraguans flood migration offices in bid to flee crisis

    06/15/2018 4:04:54 PM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    Managua (AFP) – One evening as she watched some local kids play outside in her Managua neighborhood, Nicaraguan Mireya Alegria was shocked to see police, motorcycles and a white van carrying hooded men speed past. “They started firing,” she says. It was the moment she decided enough was enough. Now Alegria is one of the thousands of Nicaraguans desperately seeking to process migration documents and flee to neighboring Central American countries, as two months of anti-government dissent has triggered increasingly violent state repression. “Thousands of people come daily to do paperwork,” said Nubia Manzanares, a migration agent, adding that many...
  • Boat carrying over 900 migrants docks in Italy

    06/13/2018 8:50:46 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 19 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | June 1 3, 2018 | AFP
    An Italian coastguard ship carrying more than 900 migrants was allowed to dock in Sicily Wednesday, after Italy controversially turned away a separate foreign vessel with rescued migrants on board. ... The migrants aboard the Aquarius, run by French NGO SOS Mediterranee, were stuck on the overloaded ship as Italy and Malta bickered over who should take them.
  • 629 migrants stranded after Italy's populists refuse to let rescue ship dock

    06/11/2018 9:54:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/11/2018 | By Barbie Nadeau, Judith Vonberg and Gianluca Mezzofiore
    A ship carrying more than 600 rescued migrants, including 123 unaccompanied minors and seven pregnant women, remained stranded in the Mediterranean Sea on Monday after Italy's new populist government refused to allow it to dock the day before, in a move described by rescuers as unprecedented. Matteo Salvini, Italy's hardline interior minister and leader of the anti-immigration League party, called on the country to "close the ports" and pledged Sunday to "STOP the filthy business of illegal immigration." Supplies on the ship are beginning to run low and a number of people are in need of medical treatment, including 15...
  • Where did Obama resettle Muslim Somalis in the US? (guessing lily-white states takes the prize)

    06/11/2018 6:50:22 AM PDT · by Liz · 58 replies
    FYI--Muslim Somali refugees don’t come directly from Somalia, but were hand-picked for migration by Obama from all over the world including: Kenya, South Africa, Malaysia, Malta, and even, from Saudi Arabia. From February 1, 2005 to February 1, 2015 Obama hand-picked a total of 64,332 Somalis to the US from all over the world! Early reports say some of the Muslim Somalis were placed in these states: Minnesota: 10,804 Mississippi: 3 Missouri: 2,132 Nebraska: 322 Nevada: 331 New Hampshire: 270 New Jersey: 41 New Mexico: 161 New York: 3,721 North Carolina: 1,212 North Dakota: 690 Ohio: 5,439
  • Spitting up immigrant/illegal families who sneak into the US :101

    06/07/2018 9:51:14 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 6 replies
    Links at body | 6/7/2018 | Sickoflibs
    If you Google ‘Separated immigrant families’ you will find a ton of posts condemning the current policy of the US finding a temporary place for the children to live while their parents are detained after sneaking across the border together. In most or all of them Trump is condemned. The origin of this policy comes from The Flores Settlement(1997). The Flores Settlement Agreement (Flores) imposed several obligations on the immigration authorities, which fall into three broad categories: 1. The government is required to release children from immigration detention without unnecessary delay to, in order of preference, parents, other adult relatives,...
  • French riot police clear 1,000 migrants from Paris makeshift camp.....

    05/30/2018 8:07:02 AM PDT · by caww · 27 replies
    theguardian ^ | 5/29/2018 | Angelique Chrisafis
    Many who had been sleeping rough are from Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea... riot police have cleared more than 1,000 migrants and refugees from one of the largest makeshift camps in Paris, where they had been sleeping rough for months...More than 2,000 migrants and refugees had been sleeping on pavements under bridges and canals in northern Paris. At about 6am, riot police arrived at the largest of the camps, where more than 1,700 people have been sleeping under a motorway bridge along canal Saint-Denis...The interior ministry said people would be housed in temporary shelter while their documents and administrative situation were...
  • Campaign Slogan May Not Be a Winner [semi-satire]

    05/20/2018 12:03:22 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 May 2018 | John Semmens
    Democrat Abdul al-Sayed, Michigan’s first-ever Muslim candidate for governor, may face an uphill struggle in in this year’s election. Political analysts suspect that his campaign slogan: “You may not hate Muslims, but Muslims definitely hate you!” may be too negative to win a majority of votes. “Granted, Michigan has the highest percentage of Muslim voters in the country,” said Democratic Party pollster Vern Spielman, “but even if they go 100% for Sayed I don’t think that overcomes the odds that the 97% of voters who are not Muslims will vote for someone less hostile toward them.” Sayed called objections to...
  • Central America's fake refugees – and Venezuela's real ones

    05/04/2018 9:42:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/04/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Nothing makes the middle finger-infused migrant drama at the Tijuana border look more plastic and phony than news of the real one, over in Venezuela, as real refugees pour over borders. It sounds harsh, and maybe there are a few valid sob stories among the handpicked group chosen to "challenge" the mighty yánqui empire for the "right" to open borders.  Already, at least 158 have been let in, but if they are anything like previous refugees being let in, it's reasonable to be skeptical.  What's really harsh is the horror of the real refugees from socialism out on the Brazilian (and undoubtedly Colombian) borderlands.  The story...
  • Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis cuts refugee resettlement, adoption programs

    05/02/2018 5:41:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/2/18 | Shannon Prather and Mila Koumpilova
    Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis is dropping its refugee resettlement and adoption programs and diving deeper into its other work, especially programs combating homelessness and helping at-risk children. CEO Tim Marx unveiled the new priorities this week. The dramatic pivot comes as Catholic Charities, which over its 150 years has been one of the Twin Cities’ most influential charitable organizations, saw participation in its adoption program decline and the Trump administration’s immigration policies led to a slump in the number of refugees arriving in Minnesota. At the same time, Marx said, Catholic Charities has seen demand for other...
  • Canada will soon have more illegal border crossers than Syrian refugees

    05/02/2018 4:12:27 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | May 2, 2018 | Tristin Hopper
    The number of illegal border crossers in Canada will soon surpass the 25,000 Syrian refugees Canada accepted in 2016 There are so many Mounties needed to process illegal border crossings in rural Quebec that the federal government is now spending $250,000 to build an unofficial police station on the U.S. border. In Toronto last week, Mayor John Tory announced that the number of refugee claimants in the city’s shelter system has quadrupled from 459 per night in 2016 to an average of 2,351 in 2018. And at least one Quebec politician is calling for a border fence with the U.S....
  • U.S. adding prosecutors, judges to process immigrants at Mexico border

    05/02/2018 1:32:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 2, 2018 | by Staff
    WASHINGTON - The United States is beefing up legal resources on the Mexican border to deal with a high-profile caravan of asylum seekers trying to enter the country, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Wednesday. “We are not going to let this country be overwhelmed. People are not going to caravan or otherwise stampede our border,” Sessions told reporters. He said the Justice Department was sending 35 additional assistant U.S. attorneys and 18 immigration judges to the Mexican border.
  • Another 49 Central Americans from caravan cross U.S. border

    05/02/2018 1:29:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 2, 2018 | by Delphine Schrank
    TIJUANA, Mexico - Forty-nine Central Americans from a migrant caravan that angered President Donald Trump crossed into the United States to seek asylum on Wednesday morning, while dozens more woke to a rainy, cold third day camped outside a U.S. port of entry. The 49 migrants, including a first group of mostly women, children and transgender people who had been waiting at the U.S. gate for about 15 hours, were let through by midday, according to the group’s organizers, raising the total number of migrants who had crossed to 74.
  • EU Majority Think Migrant Integration ‘Unsuccessful’, Figure Rises To 73 Per Cent In Sweden

    04/30/2018 2:48:19 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-30-2018 | Liam Deacon
    A European Commission poll has found that a strong majority of people in France, Germany, and Sweden believe the integration of migrants has failed in their country. People in all 28 member states were asked: “Generally speaking, how successful or not is the integration of most immigrants living in [your country].” Overall, across the open borders bloc, 55 per cent of people said integration it is going badly and 39 per cent said it had been a success, according to the survey commissioned by the European Union’s (EU) unelected executive branch. In Sweden, the picture was bleak, with just 24...
  • Swedish minister says the country’s elderly are the problem and not refugees

    04/30/2018 12:08:05 PM PDT · by BBell · 52 replies
    https://voiceofeurope.com ^ | 4/29/18 | JOSHUA CULLEN
    Sweden’s Minister of Social Affairs, Annika Strandhäll, told newspaper Aftonbladet that the country’s elderly and not refugees, are overloading the healthcare system. The Swedish health care system is so overloaded that the care queues for surgery are so long that patients literally start to rot, Aftonbladet reported earlier. Strandhäl is convinced this is not due to mass migration to Sweden. When readers of Aftonbladet claim that it is the acceptance of refugees that has made Swedish healthcare worse, the minister answers: “That’s not true, that’s not true! We have a rapidly aging population in Sweden. Life expectancy increases by 3.5...
  • Poll: Nearly 2 Out Of 3 Voters Support Reducing Legal Immigration To U.S.

    04/28/2018 9:18:42 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-28-2018 | John Binder
    Nearly two out of three American voters say they support President Trump’s plan to reduce overall legal immigration levels in the United States, whereby currently more than 1.5 million legal immigrants arrive annually. In a new poll by Harvard-Harris polling, about 66 percent of voters — or nearly two out of three — said they support a plan by the Trump administration to almost cut legal immigration in half by ending the process known as “chain migration,” as well as the Diversity Visa Lottery, and building a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The deal would couple the wage-boosting relief...
  • Surge in Afghan refugees arriving in Turkey

    04/28/2018 4:19:06 AM PDT · by BBell · 1 replies
    http://www.euronews.com/ ^ | 4/27/18 | Robert Hackwill
    Turkey says it is facing a new wave of refugees with the arrival in the country of 30,000 Afghans in the last three months. Some 7000 have been forced to return home, an act criticised by some human rights groups, but Turkey says if the trend continues there could be the double of last year's nearly 50,000 Afghans needing aid and shelter. "I will go to Sivas and work there if there is a job. I have to care about our house back home, I have to look after my parents There is a war in Afghanistan, and fighting, but...
  • More refugees came to Greece by land than by sea in April, U.N. says

    04/27/2018 1:49:30 PM PDT · by BBell · 3 replies
    ATHENS (Reuters) - More refugees and migrants crossed into Greece over its land border with Turkey than came by sea in April, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday, calling on the Greek authorities to improve reception facilities there. The agency said some 2,900 people arrived in Greece through the Evros river crossing so far this month, most of them Syrian and Iraqi families. That equals half the estimated arrivals for 2017 overall, the agency said. Nearly a million refugees and migrants crossed from Turkey to Greece’s islands in 2015, but that route all but closed after the...