Political Asylum & Refugees. Legal news and articles for May 23 - 31, 2017

PoliticsNow: Rolling news, pictures, analysis from Canberra"War Torn: Stories of Courage, Love, and Resilience" (Encore Presentation)A need for protection: Canada eases asylum process for more refugeesPolice in Germany 'foil asylum seeker suicide attack'Voters back deportation of asylum seekers if refugee claims fail – Guardian Essential pollNGOs again Report Croatian Police Abuse against Asylum-SeekersRefugees from Vietnam infuse culture into food dishes at local ...“Safe return review” refugee policy: counter-productive and morally indefensibleQatar's Approach to Refugees and Security in the Middle East, Supplying Weapons to Jihadists in SyriaInstability, Abuse Force Thousands of Burundians to Flee CountryVenezuelans seeking US asylum jump 160% - May. 23, 2017US asks refugees to swear oath to God during six-hour 'extreme vetting' interviewsEU: Older Refugees Stranded in GreeceTwo Coalition MPs join Tim Watts in call for more private sponsorship of refugeesLiberal & National Politicians Join Forces With Labor To Call For A Bigger Refugee Intake

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'Their sexuality is not put on trial': New guidelines promote informed evaluation of LGBTQ refugee claims
CBC.caMay 3, 2017

New guidelines from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada will prevent decision makers from putting refugee claimants' sexuality on trial, a Winnipeg immigration lawyer says. On Monday, the IRB released its first-ever guidelines for adjudicators ...more »

Ted Falk, Michelle Rempel challenge Trudeau to come to Emerson, Man.
CBC.caMay 5, 2017

Dayton also confronted Rempel after she spoke, saying the two politicians were only present for "political gain" and not to actually help the community. Rempel responded that they were there asking for Trudeau ... Pallister said in March that the ...more »

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PoliticsNow: Rolling news, pictures, analysis from Canberra
The AustralianMay 31, 2017

Asked about Man Haron Monis, who came to Australia on a business visa before successfully applying for asylum, as well as the case of Abdul Numan Haider and Farhad Jabar whose families came as refugees, Mr Lewis said: “In all of those cases they were ...more »

"War Torn: Stories of Courage, Love, and Resilience" (Encore Presentation)
Public Radio TulsaMay 30, 2017

With 200 million people affected by armed conflict or genocide worldwide today, refugees are appearing in record numbers; indeed, not since World War II have so many war-affected migrants been relocating around the globe. Miller's book ... since 1994 ...more »

A need for protection: Canada eases asylum process for more refugees
Middle East EyeMay 30, 2017

Ottawa announced in early May that it would allow nationals from four foreign countries – Egypt, Yemen, Afghanistan and Burundi – to have access to an expedited process when applying for refugee or protected person status in Canada. On 1 June ... with ...more »

Police in Germany 'foil asylum seeker suicide attack'
BBC NewsMay 30, 2017

German police have arrested a teenage asylum seeker suspected of planning a suicide attack in Berlin, Brandenburg state officials say. The suspect, 17, was ... Some 280,000 asylum seekers arrived in Germany last year, a drop of more than 600,000 ...more »

Voters back deportation of asylum seekers if refugee claims fail – Guardian Essential poll
The GuardianMay 29, 2017

This week's poll suggests the government would be on safe political ground in the event it chose to extend its controversial $6bn bank levy beyond the big five Australian banks to foreign institutions – which is a position favoured by the key Senate ...more »

NGOs again Report Croatian Police Abuse against Asylum-Seekers
Total Croatia NewsMay 27, 2017

(AYS) and the Centre for Peace studies (CMS), the refugees are met by unlawful and forced push-backs by Croatian police. The NGOs conducted interviews with refugees in Belgrade who tried crossing the Serbian border to Croatia and seek asylum, either at ...more »

Refugees from Vietnam infuse culture into food dishes at local ...
KERO 23ABC NewsMay 27, 2017

Ken Chung and Rhonda Chung, along with their mom and brother Will, came to America in 1989 after a year and a half long journey from Vietnam.more »

“Safe return review” refugee policy: counter-productive and morally indefensible
British Politics and Policy at LSE (blog)May 24, 2017

Changes in the circumstances need to be fundamental, such as an end to hostilities, a complete political change, and return to a situation of peace and stability. Such changes also need to be given time to consolidate before any ... Organisations ...more »

Qatar's Approach to Refugees and Security in the Middle East, Supplying Weapons to Jihadists in Syria
Center for Research on GlobalizationMay 24, 2017

Do not forget that Doha granted political asylum to the former Syrian Prime Minister, Riyad Farid Hijab (image on the right). He actively called for a fight against B. Assad emphasizing the role of Qatar in defending and supporting Islamists, whom he ...more »

Instability, Abuse Force Thousands of Burundians to Flee Country
Voice of AmericaMay 23, 2017

The UNHRC warns deteriorating political and human rights conditions in Burundi are forcing increasing numbers of refugees to flee to neighboring countries in search of asylum. The agency reports more than 410,000 refugees have fled across borders over ...more »

Venezuelans seeking US asylum jump 160% - May. 23, 2017
CNNMoneyMay 23, 2017

One in every five asylum seekers in the US this year is Venezuelan, a troubling trend that speaks to the severity of the country's many crises.more »

US asks refugees to swear oath to God during six-hour 'extreme vetting' interviews
The Sydney Morning HeraldMay 23, 2017

American officials have commenced "extreme vetting" of refugees at Australia's offshore detention centres, with lengthy interrogations about their associates and any links to Islamic State. Representatives of the US Department of Homeland Security left ...more »

EU: Older Refugees Stranded in Greece
Human Rights WatchMay 23, 2017

(Athens) – Unnecessary delays and arbitrary barriers are keeping older refugees and asylum seekers stranded in Greece, unable to reunite with family members who have legal status in the European Union, Human Rights Watch said today. .... law is ...more »

Two Coalition MPs join Tim Watts in call for more private sponsorship of refugees
The GuardianMay 23, 2017

In a week when the immigration minister, Peter Dutton, branded some asylum seekers “fake” refugees and warned the so-called “legacy caseload” of about 7,500 people to formally apply for protection by 1 October or face deportation, the two MPs took the ...more »

Liberal & National Politicians Join Forces With Labor To Call For A Bigger Refugee Intake
BuzzFeed NewsMay 23, 2017

Broadbent has joined forces with Labor MP Tim Watts and Nationals MP Andrew Broad to call on the government to dramatically increase the number of refugees resettled in regional and rural communities in Australia via private channels such as businesses ...more »

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