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Greece wants joint EU management of new Lesbos camp

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday demanded more "active" participation from the EU in housing thousands of migrants on the island of Lesbos, as he said Athens will rebuild a notoriously overcrowded camp destroyed by fire.

Thousands spend third night in the open after Greek migrant camp fire

Thousands of asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos spent a third night in the open Friday after the country's largest camp burned down, as France, Germany and the Netherlands offered to take in hundreds of them, especially children.

Greece races to shelter migrants after Lesbos camp fire

Greek authorities on Thursday were racing to shelter thousands of asylum seekers left homeless on Lesbos after the island's main migrant camp was gutted by back-to-back fires.

13,000 chairs outside German parliament in Greek migrant camps protest

Berlin - Campaigners placed 13,000 chairs outside the German parliament building in Berlin on Monday, in a symbolic protest calling for the overcrowded migrants camps in Greek islands to be shut down.

Calais major tells British PM to 'calm down' about migrants

Calais - The major of the French port city of Calais on Thursday told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to "calm down" and change strategy in dealing with migrants crossing from France.

Police clear migrant camp outside Paris at high virus risk

Aubervilliers - French police on Wednesday evacuated some 1,500 migrants from a camp north of Paris where crowded living conditions and a lack of water and sanitation exposed them to a high risk of coronavirus infection.

Row over 'misrepresentation' of slavery in UK citizenship test

London - Nearly 200 historians on Wednesday denounced what they said was the "misrepresentation of slavery and empire" in the history section of Britain's citizenship test, calling for it to be corrected.

Trump visa move tears Indian families apart

Mumbai - Every night in Bangalore, Parvez Shaikh's 18-month-old son wakes up in tears, calling for his mother who is in the United States -- one among hundreds of families staring at an uncertain future after President Donald Trump froze most immigrant visas.

Mixed reaction from Hong Kong expats to UK visas offer

London - Hong Kong expatriates living in Britain have welcomed London's pledge of "a pathway to future citizenship" for millions of the territory's residents after China imposed a controversial security law there.

Foreign students fear deportation over Trump visa threat

New York - Pakistani student Taimoor Ahmed is one of hundreds of thousands of foreigners enrolled in American universities now fearing for their future after Donald Trump's administration threatened to revoke their visas.

US says foreign students whose classes move online cannot stay

Washington - The United States said Monday it would not allow foreign students to remain in the country if all of their classes are moved online in the fall because of the coronavirus crisis.

'I'm going to jump': tensions on Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship

The young Sudanese man cast off his T-shirt and cried desperately out to sea: "I swear to you, I'm going to jump. I don't know how to swim but I can't stay here anymore!

Racism in the UK: the effects of a 'hostile environment'

London - Ijeoma Moore came to Britain from Nigeria as a toddler and is now 25. "I have lived here since I was two. I feel very much British," she said.

Tech community reacts to Trump’s suspending of H-1B visas

A number of tech execs including Tim Cook, Elon Musk and Sundar Pichai believe Trump’s executive order will be bad for technology innovation in the U.S. and took to Twitter to share their thoughts.

US must free migrant children from detention, court says

Los Angeles - A court in Los Angeles has ordered the release of more than 100 children held in United States family immigration detention because of the risk they could catch coronavirus in the facilities.

Ocean Viking rescue offers second life for Pakistani 'slaves'

Leaning on the aft deck of the Ocean Viking, the humanitarian ship that picked them up in the Mediterranean on Thursday, a group of Pakistanis look back to watch the Libyan coast receding behind them.

Trump visa freeze delivers blow to US tech sector

Washington - The US tech sector is likely to be hit hard by President Donald Trump's decision to extend a freeze on most immigrant visas, with critics saying the move could undermine American innovation and leadership.

Trump to extend US work visa freeze to year-end: White House

Washington - US President Donald Trump will prolong a ban on US employment permits to year-end and broaden it to include H-1B visas used widely in the tech industry, the White House said Monday.

Greece culls migrant support groups in 'transparency' overhaul

Athens - Dozens of groups helping asylum seekers in Greece risk being edged out in a government move to tighten what it calls "opaque" rules overseeing charities, sparking concern that crucial support will be cut.

Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to end 'Dreamer' immigrant program

Washington - The US Supreme Court dealt President Donald Trump's anti-immigration efforts a fresh blow Thursday when it rejected his cancellation of a program protecting 700,000 "Dreamers," undocumented migrants brought to the United States as children.

Knife crime looms larger than virus in Greek refugee camp

Inside Greece's largest asylum-seeker camp on the island of Lesbos, the coronavirus is an oft-heard threat that has kept migrant facilities around the country under lockdown since March.But knife crime is the real killer.

Thousands face homelessness in Greek refugee relocation push

Piraeus - Abdelkader Rahmoun hasn't slept in days.The 44-year-old Syrian and his family are among thousands of recognised refugees about to lose the temporary homes they were given under Greece's asylum seeker housing scheme.

Thousands face homelessness in Greek refugee relocation push

Piraeus - Abdelkader Rahmoun hasn't slept in days.The 44-year-old Syrian and his family are among thousands of recognised refugees about to lose the temporary homes they were given under Greece's asylum seeker housing scheme.

Canada immigration sharply curtailed by virus: study

Montr - Canada had hoped to welcome a record wave of immigrants in 2020 but will likely take in approximately half the previously expected number of people due to the coronavirus pandemic, a study published Friday showed.

Greek migrant hotel ransacked in latest tensions over relocations

- When plans were leaked last week to move dozens of asylum seekers from an island camp to a hotel in the northern Greek village of Arnissa, there was a swift and violent response.

Trump to curb immigration, as anti-lockdown protests simmer

Washington - US President Donald Trump confirmed he would order a partial block on immigration Wednesday in a bid to protect American workers from the coronavirus pandemic's economic fallout, as protesters again demanded that businesses be allowed to reopen.

Trump says will halt immigration due to coronavirus

Washington - President Donald Trump said Monday that he would temporarily suspend immigration to the United States because of the coronavirus pandemic, despite the US already being the worst-hit country in the world.

US plans new aid to Central America, year after Trump cutoff

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration said Monday it would seek new aid for Central America in recognition of efforts to curb emigration, a year after abruptly cutting off assistance.

Second Greek migrant camp under virus lockdown

Athens - Officials in Greece on Sunday placed a second migrant camp near Athens under lockdown after an Afghan resident tested positive for the coronavirus, the migration ministry said.

'Corona time' in Europe's main migrant camp in virus lockdown

In Europe's biggest asylum seeker camp of Moria, on the Greek island of Lesbos, authorities are trying to keep residents apart from a population with at least three coronavirus cases.
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