Asylum seekers

April 19, 2018 - 7:40 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's highest court has imposed severe restrictions on the movements of one of eight Turkish servicemen who have applied for asylum in Greece after fleeing Turkey following a failed 2016 coup there, while he waits for a decision on his asylum application. The Council of...
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April 18, 2018 - 12:08 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lawyers for a high school student who fled his native Zambia and is suing to compete in a government-funded national poetry competition will argue their case to a federal judge. Last month, 17-year-old Westbrook student Allan Monga won the Maine "Poetry Out Loud" contest. The...
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Hungarian Prime Minister and Chairman of Fidesz Party Viktor Orban, center, and Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Christian Democratic Party Zsolt Semjen, left, sing as they celebrate the win of Fidesz and the Christian Democrats at the election night watch event after the general elections in Budapest, Hungary, late Sunday, April 8, 2018. Prime Minister Orban said his "decisive" re-election victory and the super majority in parliament his right-wing populist party appeared to have won Sunday were "an opportunity to defend Hungary." (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)
April 09, 2018 - 12:34 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A day after it won an overwhelming election victory on an anti-migration platform, the right-wing populist party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it would limit the ability of civic groups to help migrants and refugees. Election officials Monday were still...
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Mexican immigration officials distribute the first transit visas to some of the Central American migrants traveling with the annual Stations of the Cross caravan, at a sports club where they are camping out in Matias Romero, Oaxaca State, Mexico, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. On Monday, Mexican immigration officials began taking the names of people interested in filing for asylum, or temporary transit or humanitarian visas in Mexico. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
April 04, 2018 - 11:40 am
MATIAS ROMERO, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican government began handing out transit or humanitarian visas to people in a caravan of Central American migrants, and said the procession of 1,000 or so migrants that drew criticism from President Donald Trump had begun to disperse. Some migrants who awoke at...
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Central American migrants arrive to a sports center during the annual Migrant Stations of the Cross caravan or "Via crucis," organized by the "Pueblo Sin Fronteras" activist group, as the group makes a few-days stop in Matias Romero, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Monday, April 2, 2018. The organized portions of the caravans usually don't proceed much farther north than the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, while some migrants, moving as individuals or in smaller groups, often take buses or trucks from there to the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
April 02, 2018 - 8:56 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning about "caravans" of migrants heading to the U.S., though the caravan of Central American migrants supposedly moving across Mexico toward the border was strikingly immobile Monday. The group of about 1,100 people, most of them Hondurans, had been...
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March 15, 2018 - 11:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Trump administration, claiming it is violating immigration laws and its own policies by detaining immigrants who have a solid case for seeking asylum in the United States. The ACLU said it filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District...
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March 09, 2018 - 2:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit Friday accusing the U.S. government of broadly separating immigrant families seeking asylum. The lawsuit follows action the ACLU took in the case of a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter, who the group said was...
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March 06, 2018 - 11:38 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A Congolese woman at the center of a lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of unlawfully separating her from her 7-year-old daughter after they crossed the California-Mexico border seeking asylum was released Tuesday, an official with the American Civil Liberties Union said. The woman...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, a vehicle drives into the Otay Mesa detention center in San Diego, Calif. The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the U.S. government over what it calls the unlawful separation of a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter who sought asylum after crossing the California-Mexico border. The lawsuit filed Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, alleges that nearly four months after seeking asylum, the woman is being held at the Otay Mesa center in San Diego while her daughter is being held about 2,000 miles away in a facility for unaccompanied minor children in Chicago. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat, File)
February 26, 2018 - 1:59 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union accused the U.S. government on Monday of unlawfully separating a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter by holding them in different immigration facilities, two time zones apart, after they sought asylum four months ago. The ACLU said the...
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February 20, 2018 - 1:42 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A group of Turks who reached a Greek island by dinghy from Turkey are seeking political asylum in Greece, authorities in Athens said Tuesday. The 17 were reportedly Turkish civil servants and their families who fled a government crackdown in the wake of a failed 2016 coup. The...
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