Political refugees

August 21, 2017 - 6:26 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is demanding countries to greatly improve their welcome to migrants and stop any collective expulsions, saying migrants' dignity and right to protection trumps national security concerns. Francis' politically pointed message Monday was for the Catholic Church's 2018...
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Bavarian governor, Horst Seehofer, answers questions during an interview with German TV broadcaster ARD in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. In background the parliament building, the Reichstag. (Gregor Fischer/dpa via AP)
August 20, 2017 - 11:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — A key ally of Angela Merkel appeared to back away from his long-standing call for a cap on refugees — a major point of friction with the German chancellor. Horst Seehofer, who leads the Christian Social Union that dominates politics in the southern state of Bavaria, called for Germany...
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Bavarian governor, Horst Seehofer, answers questions during an interview with German TV broadcaster ARD in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. In background the parliament building, the Reichstag. (Gregor Fischer/dpa via AP)
August 20, 2017 - 8:51 am
BERLIN (AP) — A key ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel says he's no longer making a cap on refugees a condition for coalition talks after next month's election. Horst Seehofer, who leads the Christian Social Union that dominates politics in the southern state of Bavaria, called for an upper...
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August 18, 2017 - 11:06 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent member of Poland's ruling party has drawn outrage with a tweet that praised threats and shots fired recently at a rescue ship destined to aid refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. European Parliament Vice President Ryszard Czarnecki tweeted "At last!!!" in reaction to...
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Amanda Morales' children Daniela Carvajal, right, Dulce Carvajal, left, and David Carvajal foreground play inside the Holyrood Church, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Morales who is originally from Guatemala and has lived without authorization in the U.S. since 2004 has taken sanctuary at the church. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 17, 2017 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Guatemalan immigrant with no authorization to live in the U.S. entered a church in Manhattan with her three children on Thursday to seek refuge from immigration authorities. Amanda Morales, who has lived illegally in the U.S. since 2004, said she decided to seek sanctuary instead...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017 file photo, children look through a tear in the tarpaulin tents that serve as extra classrooms, for a mixed class of South Sudanese refugee children and Ugandan children, at the Ombechi Primary School in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, northern Uganda. The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, a grim milestone in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
August 17, 2017 - 7:09 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on Uganda reaching 1 million refugees from South Sudan (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross says the number of hungry and displaced South Sudanese is overwhelming. Peter Maurer said in a statement Thursday there...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017 file photo, children look through a tear in the tarpaulin tents that serve as extra classrooms, for a mixed class of South Sudanese refugee children and Ugandan children, at the Ombechi Primary School in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, northern Uganda. The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, a grim milestone in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
August 17, 2017 - 6:05 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on Uganda reaching 1 million refugees from South Sudan (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A World Vision official says more aid is needed to ensure refugee children on the move are protected when they arrive in Uganda. Enid Kabasinguzi Ocaya, World Vision's s disaster...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017 file photo, children look through a tear in the tarpaulin tents that serve as extra classrooms, for a mixed class of South Sudanese refugee children and Ugandan children, at the Ombechi Primary School in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, northern Uganda. The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, a grim milestone in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
August 17, 2017 - 5:08 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on Uganda reaching 1 million refugees from South Sudan (all times local): 12 p.m. The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 9, 2017 file photo, a South Sudanese refugee girl with a baby on her back carries a foam mattress to the communal tent where they will sleep, at the Imvepi reception center, where newly arrived refugees are processed before being allocated plots of land in nearby Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, in northern Uganda. The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, a grim milestone in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
August 17, 2017 - 1:13 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the flow of people fleeing South...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 9, 2017 file photo, a South Sudanese refugee girl with a baby on her back carries a foam mattress to the communal tent where they will sleep, at the Imvepi reception center, where newly arrived refugees are processed before being allocated plots of land in nearby Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, in northern Uganda. The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, a grim milestone in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
August 17, 2017 - 1:10 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the U.N. said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the flow of people fleeing South Sudan's...
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