Refugees

Private Contractors Force Feed Refugees To States That Quit The Program

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The Thomas More Law Center has initiated a lawsuit on behalf of the Tennessee General Assembly. Jim Simpson The Daily Caller The suit charges that the government is violating both the U.S. Constitution’s Spending Clause and the 10th Amendment by forcing Tennessee to cover the costs of refugee resettlement in the state even though Tennessee… Private Contractors Force… Read More »

Justin Trudeau’s #WelcomeRefugees policy to be assessed in live study

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A four-year study is beginning in Canada to assess the successes and failures under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s policy to welcome refugees from Syria. Zoe Daniel ABC About 40,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada over the last year, with roughly a third sponsored by Canadian citizens motivated to bring people to safety. Professor Jill Hanley… Justin Trudeau’s #Welcome… Read More »

Pauline Hanson’s Muslim ban ‘what terrorists want’, says Turnbull

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Terrorists’ objective is ‘to get broader society to turn on Muslims at large’, says PM after One Nation leader calls for… Australian Associated Press The Guardian The prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has suggested Queensland senator Pauline Hanson is doing what Islamist terrorists want by promoting a Muslim… The prime minister was critical of the… Pauline Hanson’s Muslim… Read More »

Urgent Messages to the Muslim World

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A dangerous message is being sent to the Muslim world by the West: There is nothing that moderate Muslims or anyone else should fear from radical Islamic terrorism! Nonie Darwish Gatestone Institute Look at us Western governments! We are bringing… Urgent Messages to… Read More »

Why denying refugees the right to work is a catastrophic error

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It’s not just fleeing conflict that makes victims out of refugees – it’s also denying them the means to become autonomous and… by Paul Collier and Alexander Betts The Guardian From the 1980s on, a dominant international approach has been taken towards the majority of the world’s… Concentrated in a small number of host countries, close to… Why denying refugees… Read More »

Will Turkey abandon the refugee deal and risk losing a bonanza of money?

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Last week Turkey threatened Europe to reinstate capital punishment and to drop the EU-Turkey pact which was signed one year ago. Chris Anyfantis European Sting The desperate need of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to gain more power has forced Turkish officials to release accusations to Europe and especially to the Netherlands, Germany and Brussels in view of the upcoming… Will Turkey abandon… Read More »

How Erasmus+ could benefit refugees

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The European Commission’s Erasmus+ mid-term review must consider how to harness the potential of the scheme in addressing Europe’s shifting realities. Michael Gaebel Euractiv Providing grants to refugee students and academics is one way to start, writes Michael Gaebel. Michael Gaebel is… How Erasmus+ could… Read More »

What Canada’s ‘Yellow Peril’ teaches us about this migrant moment

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History has plenty to tell us about this moment of fraught borders—and about the consequences of racist government… Christine Sismondo MacLeans It’s September 7, 1907, and a parade has just started on Main Street, just outside Vancouver’s City Hall, with hundreds marching to the tune of “Rule… The song was a strange choice, given that the… What Canada’s ‘Yellow… Read More »

An exclusive tour of Ai Weiwei’s new work

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A huge new artwork by Ai Weiwei in Prague attempts to put our attention back on the global refugee… BBC Rob Cameron meets the artist and takes a… A 70-m (230-ft) life raft hangs in the vast hall of Prague’s Trade Fair Palace. In it sit 258 faceless, inflatable… Although Ai Weiwei’s monumental new artwork is as light as air, it’s subject matter is… An exclusive tour… Read More »

Balkan migration route is ‘not closed’

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One year on from when the borders were sealed, refugees are still using South East Europe to enter the… By Andrea Dernbach | Der Tagesspiegel | translated by Sam Morgan EURACTIV But now the journey is more difficult, expensive and brutal. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports. Despite the Balkan migration route having been officially closed for 12 months, Austrian Interior Minister Hans-Peter Doskozil and his Slovenian counterpart, Boštjan Šefic, have complained that it is still… Balkan migration route… Read More »

How Trump’s new travel ban targets the whole world

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 7:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with county sheriffs during a listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.  The Trump administration will return to court Tuesday to argue it has broad authority over national security and to demand reinstatement of a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries that stranded refugees and triggered protests. (Photo by Andrew Harrer - Pool/Getty Images)

The revised order contains provisions that could affect countries beyond the six Muslim-majority states that are singled out. Nahal Toosi Politico It’s not just a few countries. It’s not just… How Trump’s new… Read More »

‘Control’ is the new core of Germany’s refugee policy

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The purpose of the German chancellor’s trip to Egypt and Tunisia is to help to reduce irregular migration into the EU. Thorsten Benner Al Jazeera News On March 2 and 3, German Chancellor Angela Merkel travels to Egypt and Tunisia. Concerns about migration… ‘Control’ is the… Read More »

Think Trump’s travel ban was bad? Peter Dutton may soon have the power to play God

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Two bills before parliament would dramatically expand the power of the immigration minister while decreasing transparency and accountability Elizabeth Colliver, Lauren Bull and Shawn Rajanayagam The Guardian The world reacted in horror as President Trump’s executive order to limit travel from seven Muslim-majority nations saw families torn apart and… Think Trump’s travel… Read More »

Graphic novel illustrates life of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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“Meantime” is a graphic novel project initiated in March 2016 by French nongovernmental organization (NGO) Solidarites International (SOL). Florence Massena Al Monitor Five French, Syrian and Lebanese artists spent weeks talking with Syrian refugees in Akkar and Tripoli in northern Lebanon to create five graphic stories, which have been available online since Feb. 21 in English, Arabic and French. According to the… Graphic novel illustrates… Read More »

Asylum seekers, as captured in the documentary film ‘Chasing Asylum’. There Is A Fresh Asylum Seeker Crisis In Australia, And We Need To Act Now

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The Turnbull government is once again targeting asylum seekers, this time those already living in the community. Michael Brull explains the… Michael Brull New Matilda Right now, the crisis faces some 1,200 asylum seekers in Australia. Increasingly desperate calls for help have been coming from the Refugee Advice and… But the… Asylum seekers, as… Read More »

War, conflict, economic strife: the world in 2017 is rife with hot spots, but leavened by hope

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In all the attention rightfully given to the new US administration and Brexit, one could be forgiven for forgetting that other difficult political situations exist around the world. Susan Harris Rimmer The Conversation But they do exist, and in the uncertainty that surrounds global governance in 2017, this risk of human suffering is great. One London School of Economics… War, conflict, economic… Read More »