Asylum seekers

In this Oct. 4, 2017 photo provided by The National Press Club shows, Emilio Gutierrez Soto. Advocates for a Mexican journalist detained in a remote West Texas facility asked the U.S. government on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, to grant him asylum instead of deporting him to a country where he believes he'll be killed. Soto fled to the United States a decade ago after articles he wrote alleging corruption in the Mexican military caused his name to land on a hit list, according to his lawyer, Eduardo Beckett. (Noel St. John/The National Press Club via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 7:09 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates for a Mexican journalist detained in a remote West Texas facility are asking the U.S. government to grant him asylum instead of deporting him to a country where he believes he'll be killed. Emilio Gutierrez Soto fled to the United States a decade ago after articles he wrote...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, a Sri Lankan man known as Witness #199 shows the scars on his back during an interview in London. He is one of more than 50 ethnic Tamil men seeking political asylum in Europe, after they were, they said, abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka's current regime. Sri Lanka's defense minister denied Tuesday, Nov. 14, that his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 Tamil ethnic minority men. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
November 15, 2017 - 4:25 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sri Lanka's defense secretary denied Tuesday that his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 men of the island's Tamil ethnic minority who are seeking political asylum in Europe. Kapila Waidyaratne called the claims of...
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People hold up signs reading in Catalan 'not in my name - Long live Spain' as sacked Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont arrives for a press conference in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Puigdemont arrived in Brussels on Monday, the same day that Spanish prosecutors announced they were seeking rebellion, sedition and embezzlement charges against deposed Catalan officials, including the ex-regional leader. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
October 31, 2017 - 6:56 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 11:55 p.m. A person close to the ousted Catalan government says separatist leader Carles Puigdemont remains in Brussels, where he and fellow fired officials on Tuesday presented their secessionist movement as...
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Sacked Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont arrives for a press conference in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Puigdemont arrived in Brussels on Monday, the same day that Spanish prosecutors announced they were seeking rebellion, sedition and embezzlement charges against deposed Catalan officials, including the ex-regional leader. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
October 31, 2017 - 7:48 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Catalonia's ousted regional president will give a news conference in Brussels on Tuesday, European officials said, as speculation mounted that he might seek political asylum in Belgium and try to avoid possible prosecution in Spain for declaring Catalan independence. Carles...
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In this undated photo released by Refugee Action Coalition, refugees and asylum seekers hold up banners during a protest at the Manus Island immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea. As Australia moved to close a detention center for asylum seekers it won't allow on its shores, Papua New Guinea's government warned the 600 men who want to stay at the Manus Island facility they may be removed if they stay beyond a Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 deadline. (Refugee Action Coalition via AP)
October 31, 2017 - 12:51 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Lawyers for the asylum seekers living at Australia's detention center on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island sought a court injunction to keep the facility open Tuesday, as fears mounted of violence amid reports of looting and rock-throwing by local residents. Papua New Guinea authorities...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday Oct. 26, 2017, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont makes a statement at the Palau Generalitat in Barcelona, Spain. According to the office of a Catalan member of the European Parliament, it is confirmed Monday Oct. 30, 2017, that ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has arrived in Brussels.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, FILE)
October 30, 2017 - 4:51 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain moved Monday to put Catalonia's secessionist leaders on trial for alleged crimes that carry maximum sentences of decades in prison, and some of the ousted government figures went to the Belgian capital, where an official said they might be able to request asylum. As...
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This undated photo provided by Yaquelin Barrueta via the New York Civil Liberties Union, shows Johan Barrios Ramos, a 41-year-old Cuban who was held in detention in the U.S. after arriving from Cuba where, he said, he was imprisoned for "anti-Cuba" activities that included his involvement with political opposition. (Yaquelin Barrueta/New York Civil Liberties Union via AP)
October 27, 2017 - 6:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hanad Abdi fled Somalia two summers ago after men killed his father and stole the family farm. His only hope for safety and freedom, he said, was to flee to America. But after smuggling himself to Ethiopia, then Brazil, then thousands of miles through South and Central America, he...
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October 02, 2017 - 12:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who federal prosecutors say committed war crimes in Liberia is scheduled to go on trial in Philadelphia on charges that he lied about his past to enter the U.S. Court records show that 51-year-old Mohammed Jabbateh will go on trial on Monday after being charged with lying...
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September 27, 2017 - 10:02 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Cameroon's military has forcibly deported at least 100,000 Nigerian asylum seekers in the past two years in an effort to slow the spread of Islamic extremism, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. The deportations defy a request by the U.N. Refugee Agency to protect refugees and...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron, center left, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center right, Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, right, and Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno, left, attend a joint press conference after their meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. The leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain are meeting with African counterparts to find ways to curb illegal migration across the Mediterranean to European shores. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 28, 2017 - 2:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 8:25 p.m. The leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain have agreed on a new policy to grant asylum to vulnerable migrants who apply for protection while in Africa instead of their destination countries. In a joint statement...
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