Political refugees

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan signs an agreement with El Salvador Foreign Affairs Minister Alexandra Hill during news conference at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 20, 2019 - 7:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The United States on Friday signed an agreement that paves the way for the U.S. to send many asylum-seekers to one of the world's most violent countries, El Salvador. But both countries must first take necessary legal actions and implement major border security and asylum procedures...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 file photo, migrants walk at the Moria refugee detention center on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos. Authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 say they are no longer able to house migrants arriving from nearby Turkey after a reception camp there had exceeded its capacity by 400%. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, file)
September 20, 2019 - 4:26 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A perpetually overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos can't accommodate any more newly arrived asylum-seekers after the number of people already housed exceeded the camp's intended capacity by 400%, authorities said Friday. Migrants who made it to Lesbos were...
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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan exchanges folders with El Salvador Foreign Affairs Minister Alexandra Hill after signing an agreement during news conference at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 20, 2019 - 3:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an agreement between the U.S. and El Salvador to make it a haven for migrants seeking asylum. (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The United States and El Salvador have signed an agreement that may eventually force migrants seeking asylum to first seek refuge in El Salvador...
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the media in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Trudeau's campaign was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and said "it was a dumb thing to do." (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 19, 2019 - 9:59 pm
TORONTO (AP) — At a time when bigotry seems on the rise around the world and doors are being shut, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become known as a champion of diversity. Now, amid his bid for re-election, that reputation is under attack in a furor triggered by a photo of him in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2019, file photo, acting Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli speaks during a briefing at the White House, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Washington. Cuccinelli defended the effort to effectively end asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border for nearly all migrants, saying Frida, Sept. 13 it was necessary to drive down a massive backlog of immigration cases. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 13, 2019 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration immigration official defended the effort to effectively end asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border for nearly all migrants, saying Friday it was necessary to drive down a massive backlog of immigration cases. Ken Cuccinelli, the acting head of U.S. Citizenship...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 8, 2017 file photo, from left, South Sudanese refugees Thomas Wani, 12, brother Peter Lemi, 14, mother Rose Sunday, and father Julius Lezu, cross a wooden bridge from South Sudan to Uganda at the Busia crossing, near Kuluba, in northern Uganda. The representative of the United Nations refugee agency in Uganda says "major gaps" in funding are constraining their work in the East African country sheltering 1.3 million refugees. Joel Boutroue told reporters in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 that UNHCR in Uganda is operating at only 35% of the total requirements.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
September 12, 2019 - 8:01 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Major gaps in funding are constraining the work of the United Nations refugee agency in Uganda, according to the UNHCR representative in the East African country sheltering 1.3 million refugees. The U.N. agency in Uganda is operating at only 35% of its total funding...
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September 07, 2019 - 3:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials will meet next week to discuss whether to further restrict the number of refugees accepted into the U.S. each year, according to a senior administration official. Some administration officials believe that the cap should be reduced because of the...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to his ruling party officials, in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Erdogan has threatened to allow Syrian refugees in Turkey to travel toward the West unless a so-called safe zone in Syria is established. Erdogan also said Turkey was determined to create a safe zone and would act alone if no agreement is reached on the issue with the United States by the end of the month. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
September 05, 2019 - 7:07 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president on Thursday threatened to "open the gates" and allow a flood of Syrian refugees to leave Turkey for Western countries unless a so-called "safe zone" is established inside Syria soon in negotiations with the Americans. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a speech to his...
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Villagers check their names in the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at an NRC center in Buraburi village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. India has published the final citizenship list in the Indian state of Assam, excluding nearly two million people amid fears they could be rendered stateless. The list, known as the National Register of Citizens (NRC), intends to identify legal residents and weed out illegal immigrants from the state. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
September 01, 2019 - 9:03 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s top refugee official urged India to ensure no one is left stateless by the exclusion of nearly 2 million people from a citizenship list in Assam state. "Any process that could leave large numbers of people without a nationality would be an enormous blow to global efforts to...
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This photo taken Friday, Aug. 23 shows the Kupa river on Slovenia-Croatia border near the village of Preloka, Slovenia. Police in Croatia say a migrant has died after a van carrying 12 of them plunged into a river near the border with Slovenia, early Sunday. Slovenia started erecting additional fences on its southern border with Croatia after a considerable increase in the number of migrants trying to illegally cross between the two European Union-member states. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
August 25, 2019 - 11:28 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A migrant died in Croatia after a van carrying 12 of them plunged into a river and police in North Macedonia discovered 30 migrants in an abandoned truck, developments that come as the Balkans refugee route that peaked a few years ago again sees an increased number of illegal...
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