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Turkey agrees to accept migrant returns from Greece: report

Atenas - Greece has persuaded Turkey to accept migrant returns from the mainland in order to reduce critical overcrowding in its refugee camps, a report said Saturday.

British, EU expats sceptical about Brexit deal

London - Campaigners for Britons in the European Union reacted furiously on Friday to the deal struck in the first phase of Brexit negotiations between Britain and the bloc, while advocates for EU citizens called it "a flawed compromise".

US arrests of illegal immigrants soar in Trump's first year

Washington - US arrests of illegal immigrants soared in the first year of president Donald Trump's administration while border crossings have plummeted, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday.

Greek island mayors protest overcrowding in refugee camps

Atenas - Mayors and residents of Greece's Aegean islands, which are sheltering more than 15,000 refugees and migrants, on Tuesday called for the government to relocate people from overcrowded camps into centres on the mainland.

PNG police end standoff with refugees at Australia camp

Sydney - Papua New Guinea police wielding metal rods cleared the final 320 holdouts from a shuttered Australian refugee camp Friday, ending a 24-day standoff that put a global spotlight on Canberra's tough policy on asylum-seekers.

PNG police end long standoff with refugees at Australia detention camp

Sydney - Papua New Guinea police wielding metal rods cleared the final 320 holdouts from a shuttered Australian refugee camp Friday, ending a 24-day standoff that put a global spotlight on Canberra's tough policy on asylum-seekers.

PNG police start removing refugees from Australia camp

Sydney - Papua New Guinea police raided a shuttered Australian detention camp Thursday, removing dozens of refugees in an effort to end a stand-off that has drawn global attention to Canberra's tough asylum-seeker policies.

PNG police move in on closed Australia refugee camp on Manus

Sydney - Papua New Guinea police moved into the shuttered Australian refugee camp on the country's Manus Island Thursday in the most aggressive push yet to force hundreds of men to leave, the Australian government and detainees said.

Trump blasted over decision to repatriate 59,000 Haitians

West Palm Beach - President Donald Trump faced a backlash Tuesday over his tough immigration policies after announcing that 59,000 Haitians who took refuge in the United States following the 2010 earthquake must return home.

US ends 'protected' status for Haitian immigrants

Washington - Some 59,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States will no longer receive protective status starting in 18 months, opening the door for their potential repatriation to their desperately poor home country.

Love without limits: binational marriage on the US-Mexico border

Tijuana - Proving that love knows no boundaries, a Mexican woman and a US man meet at a gate that has been briefly opened in the fence separating their countries to exchange marriage vows.

600 African migrants rescued near Spain

Madrid - Around 600 African migrants were rescued off the coast of Spain in 24 hours, a sea rescue patrol said Saturday.The Guardia Civil and Salvamento Maritimo rescue service added that operations to recover further migrants were still under way.

No winter let-up for migrants in Calais

Calais - When the squalid Jungle camp near Calais was demolished last year, France hoped it was the last time migrants trying to reach Britain would be sleeping in tents and makeshift shacks outside the port city.

Stalemate as refugees dig in at closed Australia camp in PNG

Sydney - Some 400 refugees rebuffed continued efforts by Papua New Guinea authorities to convince them to move from a shuttered Australian detention camp Tuesday as the tense standoff over their future drags into a third week.

Deported veterans protest in Mexico on US Veterans Day

Juarez - A group of Mexicans who served with the US military in Vietnam and Iraq only to be deported held a Veterans Day protest on Saturday in the border city Ciudad Juarez.

Dozens leave closed Australia refugee camp in PNG

Sydney - Dozens of refugees have left a shuttered Australian camp in Papua New Guinea but hundreds more are refusing to move, detainees said Sunday, as New Zealand's leader repeated an offer to resettle some of them.

Tijuana drawing shoppers who once flocked across US border to San Diego

San Ysidro - Rahil Iqbal sugarcoats nothing: "Business is finished."The 64-year-old of Pakistani origin says sales have plummeted at his California clothing stores in San Diego's San Ysidro district, which borders Tijuana, Mexico.

PNG authorities destroy shelters, move refugees at Australia camp

Sydney - Papua New Guinea authorities destroyed makeshift shelters and removed water stores in a shuttered Australia refugee camp Friday, just hours ahead of a deadline for the inmates to leave or be forced out, detainees said.

UN watchdog urges Australia to end offshore immigrant detentions

Geneva - A UN rights watchdog urged Australia Thursday to stop sending refugees to offshore detention centres, expressing serious concern about conditions and abuses at the facilities.

PNG warns it will use force to empty Australia refugee camp

Sydney - Refugees holed up in a closed Australian detention camp on Papua New Guinea were warned Thursday authorities will move in, using force if necessary, if they do not leave by the weekend.

Nicaragua offers citizens help after US ends protected status

Managua - Nicaragua's government said Wednesday its consulates in the United States will provide assistance for 5,300 of its citizens soon to lose temporary protection status under the termination of a US program.

A South Korean 'Dreamer,' standing up to Trump

Los Angeles - Jiho Yu feels "like a prisoner" in the United States, the country she calls home, but cannot leave.

PNG court rejects bid to restore Australia refugee camp services

Sydney - A Papua New Guinea court Tuesday rejected a refugee's appeal to restore water, electricity and food supplies to a shuttered Australian detention camp where hundreds of men have barricaded themselves in.

Australia snubs New Zealand offer to take refugees on PNG

Sydney - Australia Sunday snubbed New Zealand's renewed offer to resettle 150 refugees held at remote Pacific camps, despite the closure of one detention centre in Papua New Guinea which has triggered a stand-off between detainees and the authorities.

NZ offers help as Australia asylum protesters struggle in PNG camp

Sydney - Refugees barricaded inside a shuttered Australian detention camp in Papua New Guinea were becoming "distraught and depressed", detainees said Friday, as New Zealand renewed an offer to resettle some of them.

NZ offers help as Australia asylum protesters struggle in PNG camp

Sydney - Refugees barricaded inside a shuttered Australian detention camp in Papua New Guinea were becoming "distraught and depressed", detainees said Friday, as New Zealand renewed an offer to resettle some of them.

UN calls on Australia to stop 'humanitarian emergency' at PNG refugee camp

Sydney - The United Nations called on Australia to stop a "humanitarian emergency" unfolding at a detention centre in Papua New Guinea on Thursday, urging an end to a tense days-long stand-off between refugees and authorities.

UN calls on Australia to stop 'humanitarian emergency' at PNG refugee camp

Sydney - The United Nations warned of an "unfolding humanitarian emergency" at an Australian detention centre in Papua New Guinea on Thursday, calling on Canberra to defuse a tense days-long stand-off between refugees and authorities.

Trump says will terminate green card lottery program

Washington - President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would end the popular US green card lottery after a radicalized Uzbek man who entered the country under the program killed eight people in New York.

Trump vows crackdown after New York attack

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed a battery of tough measures to curb immigration after a deadly terror attack in New York, but left the White House scrambling to figure out how to fulfil his promises.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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Children being housed at detention centers at border.
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Several protest leaders in Washington were arrested for their actions.
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Protesters against French immigration policies, Paris 2008
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Pro-immigration protest in Berlin, Germany. 2015
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Trump's order on immigration changes the meaning on Lady Libeerty's plaque: ""Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore."
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