Hunted by the Taliban: Afghan interpreters renew UK asylum plea

Four Afghan interpreters, who worked for the British army in Afghanistan and are currently in hiding after receiving death threats from the Taliban, have pleaded once again to the UK to grant them asylum. All four were denied asylum in the UK because of a policy that restricts relocation for Afghans who worked in southern Helmand province,…

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Wife of detained Interpol president applies for asylum in France

Grace Meng, the wife of the former Interpol president who suddenly resigned and was detained in China last fall, has applied for asylum in France, the New York Times reports. Details: Meng told the newspaper Libération that she’s afraid she’ll be kidnapped if she goes back to China, where “such strange things happen” and “fundamental…

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Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun due to arrive in Canada for asylum

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life, was due to arrive in Canada on Saturday, after being granted asylum in the North American country. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that Canada had accepted a request from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to…

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The year of the migrant: Family separation, asylum bans and the wall

At the border: The Justice Department and Homeland Security announced a “zero-tolerance” policy in May that resulted in the traumatic separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents at the border. In the face of global backlash, Trump signed an executive order calling for an end to family separation. But it took government agencies…

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Trump to Sign Immigration Directive Revamping Asylum System

WASHINGTON—President Trump is expected to sign a directive this week that will make official his plans to revamp the U.S. asylum system, part of his broader push to crack down on undocumented migrants entering the U.S. illegally. Mr. Trump is expected to sign the directive as early as Friday morning, before leaving on a trip…

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‘I Have Faith’: Central American Migrants Wait to Apply for U.S. Asylum

TIJUANA, Mexico—Nearly 200 Central American migrants planning to ask for asylum in the United States were turned away by U.S. border officials for a second time Monday, after spending Sunday night at a makeshift migrant encampment here. Members of the caravan of migrants were initially rejected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials Sunday afternoon,…

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Canada seeks U.S. help to curb flow of Nigerian asylum seekers

In a closed-door meeting with heads of Jewish organizations in New York on March 27th, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) gave harsh criticism of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), according to an Israeli foreign ministry cable sent by a diplomat from the Israeli consulate in New York, as well three sources —…

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