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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.

Greece unveils new virus restrictions in migrant camps

Athens - Greece's migration ministry on Wednesday announced new restrictions to the movement of asylum-seekers in island camps to keep out the new coronavirus, and accelerated work on new closed facilities.

Greece to restrict migrant camp movements in virus measure

Athens - Greece has said it is placing migrant camps across the country on a two-week shutdown to visitors to ward off the new coronavirus.

US court orders deportation of ex-Nazi camp guard

Washington - A US court has ordered the deportation of a former Nazi prison guard who had been living in the United States since 1959, the Department of Justice said Thursday.

'China is not an immigrant country': draft law sparks online racism

Bejing - A new draft law that could make it easier for foreigners to gain permanent residency in China has stirred up a torrent of xenophobia online.

Greek navy ship on Lesbos houses latest island migrants

Greece sent a navy ship to the island of Lesbos Wednesday to house hundreds of migrants who landed on the island in recent days, part of the ongoing surge from Turkey, officials said.

EU promises financial, border help to Greece over migrant surge

Talatpasa - EU chiefs on Tuesday pledged millions of euros of financial assistance to Greece to help tackle the migration surge from neighbouring Turkey, warning against those wishing to "test Europe's unity".

EU pledges financial, border assistance to Greece over migrant surge

Talatpasa - EU chiefs on Tuesday pledged millions of euros of financial assistance to Greece to help tackle the migration surge from neighbouring Turkey, warning against those wishing to "test Europe's unity".

US court blocks Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' asylum policy

Los Angeles - A federal appeals court Friday blocked a key asylum policy of Donald Trump's administration which has forced many applicants to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed, delivering a blow to the US president's signature crackdown on migration at...

Top US court affirms guard's immunity in cross-border shooting

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a Mexican family the right to sue an American border patrol agent who killed their teenage son in a cross-border shooting nearly a decade ago, confirming his immunity from prosecution.

Tear gas on Greek islands in face-off over migrant camps

Greek riot police on Tuesday fired tear gas to disperse angry locals on the islands of Lesbos and Chios protesting against the planned construction of controversial new migrant camps.

Critics slam UK post-Brexit immigration plans

London - Britain's government on Wednesday faced a backlash over its new post-Brexit immigration plans, which are designed to cut "cheap Labour from Europe" in favour of high-skilled English speakers.

Under-pressure Greece toughens migration stance

Athens - Facing overwhelming migration pressure on the Aegean with island camps on the brink of asphyxiation, the conservative Greek government has hardened its asylum policy with increased repatriations, new detention centres and plans for a sea barrier.

Pentagon shifts $3.8 bn more to Mexico border wall

Washington - The US Defense Department said Thursday it is shifting another $3.8 billion towards paying for a wall on the US-Mexico border as President Donald Trump extended his "national emergency" declaration over unlawful migration for another year.

Pentagon shifts $3.8 bn to Mexico border wall construction

Washington - The US Defense Department is shifting another $3.8 billion from procurement and other operations towards paying for a wall on the US-Mexican border, official documents sent to the US Congress showed Thursday.The move took to $9.

US border patrol agents: part bloodhound, part police, part rescuer

Marfa - It only took a moment for US Border Patrol agents to spot a flash of color in a steep-sided canyon, then to identify a man in a black cap lying on a rock.

US, Nigeria hope to resolve visa row soon

Washington - The United States and Nigeria voiced hope Tuesday that the Trump administration would soon lift onerous visa restrictions slapped on Africa's most populous country, which said it was "blindsided" by its ally.

White House imposes immigration restrictions on six more nations

Washington - US President Donald Trump has imposed immigration restrictions on people from six more countries, triggering claims from rights groups that he is expanding a controversial policy dubbed the “Muslim ban."

US curbs immigration from Nigeria, five other nations

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Friday slapped immigration restrictions on citizens of six countries including Nigeria, in addition to the list of nations already targeted by his controversial travel ban.

'I'm never coming back': Lebanon crisis fuels brain drain

Beirut - When Lebanon's protests erupted in October, thousands found a renewed commitment to their homeland and vowed to fix a country that has long fed its best and brightest to the diaspora.Then the economy unravelled.

French police clear hundreds from Paris migrant camp

Paris - Police moved hundreds of migrants from a makeshift camp in northern Paris early on Tuesday, the latest attempt to discourage asylum seekers from living in the streets of the French capital.

Mexico detained more than 2,000 after caravan border crossing

Mexico - Mexican migration authorities released Wednesday an official count of the number of people detained along the country's southern border two days before, estimating that more than 2,000 people were "rescued" after they crossed the border with Guatemala....

Mexican troops block US-bound caravan travelers

Ciudad Hidalgo - Mexican troops urged some 1,500 Central American migrants to maintain "order and respect" on Saturday after the group attempted to force entry into the country from Guatemala in the hopes of trekking onward to the United States.

Austria's 'ghetto' language classes stir segregation fears

Vienna - Every morning Abulrahman leaves his normal primary school lessons in Vienna and joins about 20 other children for three hours to learn to read, write and speak German.

US will send Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala: DHS

Washington - The United States will send some Mexicans seeking asylum to Guatemala, concluding a controversial migration deal with Washington, the US Department of Homeland Security told AFP on Monday.

Overpopulation and global warming — Is there a connection?

Is overpopulation having a negative effect on the environment and economic stability? This is a question that in one form or another has been asked for years. There are efforts being taken to ensure human sustainability, but solutions are hard to come by.

More than 230 suspected MS-13 gang members arrested

New York - Investigators have arrested more than 230 suspected MS-13 gang members in New York, Baltimore and El Salvador, US officials announced Friday, in a move celebrated by President Donald Trump.

At the US-Mexican border, migrants give up hope of crossing

Juarez - In muddy makeshift camps in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, more than 1,000 migrants had waited for weeks for a chance to request asylum in the United States, enduring cold nights and long days of uncertainty.

Stuck in Greek snow, refugees already miss dismal camps

Kallon - Sitting in the lobby of a disused ski lodge on a northern Greek mountain, Congolese asylum-seeker Sylva Caumba blankly stares at the unfamiliar snow outside.
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