Political Asylum & Refugees. Legal news and articles for April 25 - 27, 2017

The Eritreans fleeing to EthiopiaGerman soldier posed as Syrian refugee and 'planned attack'German soldier, posing as refugee, arrested in attack plotDengue fever outbreak in Nauru hits 10 per cent of asylum seekersThe world needs more humanity if it's going to solve the refugee crisis, activists urge at TED conferenceTexas Republicans abolish refugee agency that helps find homes ...Could Canada's border crossers prompt a political shift on immigration?The Populism Project: could border crossers prompt political shift?'All we did was help a poor, hungry child': Refugees hit back at Peter Dutton'We're eating the Mercedes'Politically-motivated crime hits record high in Germany amid tensions over refugee crisis, Turkey and terrorismГрузия отказывает в убежище беглецу из кадыровской ЧечниTwo-tier system leaving refugees in UK destitute, says reportVenezuela: Opposition Appeals to Military to Stop Following Orders to Oppress Protesters'Why we are here': Syrian refugees lead tours of Berlin to share their stories

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Australia and PNG undecided on unwanted asylum seekers
The Australian Financial ReviewApril 8, 2017

At a joint press conference in Port Moresby on Saturday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his PNG counterpart Peter O'Neill indicated that those asylum seekers refused refugee classification or rejected for resettlement by the United States could ...more »

How the Refugee Crisis Is Dealing Another Blow to Europe's Roma
teleSUR EnglishApril 9, 2017

Time and time again, Romani communities have been drawn into national asylum policy debates raising issues of inclusion, integration and belonging. Romaphobic ideas can be found in mainstream politics and media. It is not the sole preserve of the far ...more »

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The Eritreans fleeing to Ethiopia
Aljazeera.comApril 27, 2017

Once picked up by the Ethiopian army, Eritrean refugees are deposited at Badme's so-called "entry point", a compound of simple buildings that marks the start of their journey to gain asylum in Ethiopia. With Yordanos is another mother-of-two, as well ...more »

German soldier posed as Syrian refugee and 'planned attack'
BBC NewsApril 27, 2017

A German soldier who pretended to be a Syrian refugee and was allegedly planning a gun attack has been arrested in southern Germany. Prosecutors in Frankfurt said the 28-year-old suspect was motivated by a "xenophobic background". A student, 22, said ...more »

German soldier, posing as refugee, arrested in attack plot
The Times of IsraelApril 27, 2017

... had in December 2015 created a false identity as a Syrian refugee. He had registered himself at a refugee shelter in the central German state of Hesse and later even launched a request for political asylum in Bavaria state, said the prosecution ...more »

Dengue fever outbreak in Nauru hits 10 per cent of asylum seekers
The Sydney Morning HeraldApril 27, 2017

In mid-March, contractor International Health and Medical Services told a Senate inquiry there had been 34 cases at the detention centre's clinic, including 29 refugees and asylum seekers and five staff. "This is, I believe, the most severe outbreak ...more »

The world needs more humanity if it's going to solve the refugee crisis, activists urge at TED conference
Washington PostApril 27, 2017

Luma Mufleh, a Muslim born in Jordan who was granted political asylum in the United States because she is gay, shared personal accounts of working with refugees outside Atlanta. Mufleh is the founder of Fugees Family, which she began as a soccer ...more »

Texas Republicans abolish refugee agency that helps find homes ...
The IndependentApril 26, 2017

Texas senators have voted to permanently close the state office that handles refugee resettlement - a move that completely erases the agency from the state's ...more »

Could Canada's border crossers prompt a political shift on immigration?
Toronto StarApril 26, 2017

OTTAWA—“Help keep our borders safe,” read a recent fundraising pitch from the federal Conservative party — a plea the official Opposition is linking directly to the increased flow of asylum seekers crossing illegally into Canada. Since January ...more »

The Populism Project: could border crossers prompt political shift?
rdnewsnow.comApril 26, 2017

OTTAWA — "Help keep our borders safe," read a recent fundraising pitch from the federal Conservative party — a plea the official Opposition is linking directly to the increased flow of asylum seekers crossing illegally into Canada. Since January ...more »

'All we did was help a poor, hungry child': Refugees hit back at Peter Dutton
The Sydney Morning HeraldApril 26, 2017

In their complaint, seen by Fairfax Media, the three asylum seekers say they assisted a "hungry and poor child" who was requesting food or money outside the centre more than a week before the rampage. Fairfax Media has agreed not to name the refugees, ...more »

'We're eating the Mercedes'
POLITICO.euApril 26, 2017

At the alliance headquarters, Stoltenberg has confirmed that a number of former Turkish officers have requested asylum across Europe but has otherwise made only guarded comments about the situation, saying all allies, including Turkey were expected to ...more »

Politically-motivated crime hits record high in Germany amid tensions over refugee crisis, Turkey and terrorism
The IndependentApril 25, 2017

Right-wing political parties and movements have blamed Angela Merkel's decision to open Germany's borders to refugees in 2015 – sparking the arrival of more than a million asylum seekers – for a series of deadly terror attacks and mass sexual assaults ...more »

Грузия отказывает в убежище беглецу из кадыровской Чечни
OC Media (blog)April 25, 2017

Tbilisi City Court has upheld the decision of the Ministry of Refugees to deny political asylum to Chechen man Tumso Abdurakhmanov, who had fled Kadyrov's regime in the bordering Russian republic of Chechnya. According to the court, the decision was ...more »

Two-tier system leaving refugees in UK destitute, says report
BBC NewsApril 25, 2017

The all-party parliamentary group on refugees says people brought to the UK via resettlement schemes receive more support than those given refugee status after arriving as asylum seekers. It says the next government should create a minister for ...more »

Venezuela: Opposition Appeals to Military to Stop Following Orders to Oppress Protesters
Breitbart NewsApril 25, 2017

... which concludes with a request that soldiers hug her if they see her out in the streets of Caracas protesting – follows the news of three soldiers deserting the military entirely and fleeing to Colombia, where they are seeking political asylum as ...more »

'Why we are here': Syrian refugees lead tours of Berlin to share their stories
KNSSApril 25, 2017

Thousands of Syrian newcomers seeking asylum in Germany have since settled in the nation's capital of Berlin, a city that itself has a recent history marked by political division and war. Now several Syrian refugees are leading a weekly walking tour of ...more »

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