See also: migrant
“asylum” in the news
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
The arrest comes after Ecuador’s new pro-US president withdrew Assange’s asylum claim, and after WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson claimed that an extensive spying campaign was conducted against Assange, designed to get him out.
Friday, April 19, 2019
An armed right-wing militia group operating along the U.S.-Mexico border posted several videos to social media this week, including one in which they held about 200 asylum-seeking migrants at gunpoint near Sunland Park, N.M., until U.S.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
In his first public appearance since he replaced Kirstjen Nielsen last week at the Department of Homeland Security, McAleenan emphasized that lax asylum and immigration laws encourage Central American migrants to trek to the border.
Monday, April 15, 2019
Lenin Moreno also said no other nation had influenced the decision to revoke the WikiLeaks founder's asylum, which he said followed violations by Assange.
Sunday, April 14, 2019
The admonishment comes a week after Swedish prosecutors dropped a seven-year rape allegation against Assange and withdrew the European arrest warrant that had prompted his flight to the embassy and an appeal for asylum.
Privately, however, he was still pushing his aides to halt the flow of asylum seekers across the Mexican border.
Federal judges have already blocked the administration’s attempts to limit asylum seekers who illegally enter the country, and it is not likely that Mr. McAleenan would have ended up in jail if he had followed the president’s directive.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
London: Julian Assange has been arrested and faces possible extradition to the US to face criminal charges for his work with WikiLeaks, after Ecuador ended his six-and-a-half-year political asylum in their London embassy.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Canada intends to change the law to make it harder for asylum seekers rejected by countries like the US to file refugee claims at the border.
US President Donald Trump has lashed out at a judge for blocking his policy of sending asylum seekers to Mexico to await court hearings in their cases.
Trump: Court defeat on asylum policy 'unfair to US'
Sunday, April 7, 2019
“Whether it’s asylum, whether it’s anything you want, it’s illegal immigration, can’t take you anymore.
Monday, March 25, 2019
The program, which is only a few months old, marks an unprecedented change in US asylum policy for its requirement to keep some asylum seekers in Mexico for the duration of their immigration hearing.
Migrants seeking asylum in the United States and forced to wait in Mexico expressed a fear of returning to Mexico, as the detention officers who transported them to the hearing stood idly in the back of the room.
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Daoud Nabi sought asylum in New Zealand more than 40 years ago after fleeing Afghanistan with his two sons.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
A grandfather who emigrated to New Zealand as an asylum seeker in 1977 was among those killed in the terrorist attacks on two Christchurch mosques on Friday.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
The Trump administration’s hard-line stance on keeping migrants out is pushing asylum seekers to take remote and dangerous routes into the United States.
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Under the new plan, some individuals and family units seeking asylum at San Ysidro are processed by immigration officials and then returned to Tijuana to wait for their immigration court date.
Saturday, March 2, 2019
The Trump administration expects the number of immigrants sent back to Mexico to await their asylum hearings to "grow exponentially" in the next few weeks as it expands the program to additional cities along the southern border.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Australia's asylum seeker debate is often conducted as if the people heading for its shores were an abstraction, with the term "boat people" almost shorn of its human meaning.
Indonesia police say they have arrested an alleged people smuggler thought to be behind the boat of asylum seekers shipwrecked off Christmas Island.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Berlin (CNN) — Nearly four years after almost 1 million refugees were welcomed into the country, Germany has quietly been closing the window on asylum applications and ramping up deportations.
It’s the most drastic measure yet in President Donald Trump’s crackdown on unauthorized immigration and the most sweeping change to the US asylum system in decades.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
A Saudi teenager who fled her family and claimed asylum in Canada has said the journey was "worth the risk" so she could live a more independent life.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Asylum seekers gain little sympathy from Thai authorities, who are accused of appeasing repressive countries in a diplomatic charm offensive that targets government relations at the expense of human rights.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
They have traveled in caravans towards the United States in a dangerous journey through Mexico in order to seek asylum and avoid economic hardship.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Mr Snowden was granted asylum in Russia after his flight from the US when he made public the NSA's widespread undeclared surveillance in 2013.
Friday, June 22, 2018
She told the BBC she was finally allowed to speak to him by phone after being freed on bail paid for by her lawyers on 15 June once her asylum bid was allowed to go ahead.