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Refugees in the United States — The asylum seekers Special

The world has always had refugees, people fleeing their home countries because of wars or persecution. We are witnessing this today in Europe and we are witnessing this in Central America, as fear for their lives drive people to seek asylum in the U.S.

Denmark gains backing for planned 'seizure policy'

Copenhagen - Migrants traveling to Denmark may end up coming up against a questionable policy that proponents claim will help pay the costs of allowing asylum-seekers into the country. Immigrants and asylum-seekers will have their valuables seized.

U.S. roundup, deportation of Central American families begins

Norcross - Federal immigration authorities launched a controversial crackdown targeting Central American families who entered the United States illegally, raiding and arresting undocumented asylum seekers despite the deadly dangers they face in their homelands.

Nissan the polar bear picks up migrant hitchhikers at Calais

Calais - Nissan the polar bear was en route from Russia to the UK when he was joined by several asylum seekers while stopped at the ferry port of Calais in France.

Op-Ed: UK kicks out bogus asylum seekers

London - Yesterday, police and immigration officials rounded up around sixty bogus asylum seekers in a dawn raid. Hopefully, more will follow.

Nauru, Australia's Guantanamo?

Canberra - To keep asylum seekers off-shore, denying them the rights of Australians, like the Guantanamo Detention Center stripping away American rights, a previously failed option is on the legislative table again this week: re-open the Nauru Detention Centre.

Boat carrying 200 asylum seekers sinks off Australian island

A boat carrying about 200 asylum seekers capsized and sunk 120 miles off Australia's Christmas Island at 3 pm (AEST) today. Survivors have been spotted in the water.

Boat carrying migrants bound for Australia sinks off Indonesia

At least 300 migrants bound for Australia on board a wooden boat from Indonesia were reported missing with many feared dead as the boat sinks off the coast of East Java, according to an Indonesian emergency official.

Australia: Boats sink, suicides, yet no real progress Special

The sacrifice asylum seekers make leaving troubled homelands is not made easier arriving in Australia where detention practices are likely to cause additional harm.

Asylum seekers protesting long period of detention riot in Sydney

Some of the more than 100 asylum seekers detained at the Sydney detention center in Australia have reportedly been injured as firefighters tried to extinguish fire on at least nine buildings earlier torched by detainees who were denied visa to Australia.

Asylum seekers riot in Australia's Christmas Island jail

Long-staying asylum seekers in Australia's Christmas Island have attacked security forces and set fire to buildings and facilities of the detention center.

Young Mexican female border town police officer seeks US Asylum

A young Mexican female police officer has fled Mexico and sought asylum in the US following death threats she received from a criminal group that wanted her to work for them.

UK Supreme Court rules in favour of gay asylum seekers

The UK’s Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favour of two gay men who faced persecution in their home countries of Iran and Cameroon.

Illegal Afghan migrants bound for Australia detained in Indonesia

At least 123 illegal Afghan migrants bound for Australia were discovered on two islands in Indonesia while waiting for boats to transport them to Australia.

Report says tortured gay asylum seekers being sent back from UK

A leading UK gay-equality organisation says asylum seekers who have been raped, tortured and threatened with death because of their sexual orientation in their home country are being deported because of systemic discrimination in the asylum system.

Three Plunge to Death from Glasgow Flat

Glasgow - Two men and a woman have fallen to their deaths from the 15th floor of a high rise flat in Glasgow, Scotland. It appears that the three committed suicide to avoid deportation.

Asylum-Seekers Riot in Australian Detention Center

Sri Lankan anAfghanistan refugees and asylum-seekers detained in the Christmas Island off the northwestern coast of Australia have reportedly attacked each other, resulting in the wounding of at least 37 detainees.

Iraq Refuses Entry to Asylum Seekers Deported from U.K.

Iraqi officials refused entry to 30 asylum seekers, deported by the U.K government, who are now being held in a detention center near London Gatwick airport, having flown back to the U.K. via Italy.
 

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Nissan the polar bear briefly spent time with four asylum seekers who broke into the truck at Calais.
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BBC screen shot of the Cameroon asylum seeker talking to a reporter
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