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Trump gets US Supreme Court nod to deny asylum to many Central Americans

09 September, 2019 7:23 am 7:23 am

Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed President Donald Trump’s administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the US-Mexico border, a key element of his hardline immigration policies. The court said the rule, which requires most immigrants who want asylum to first seek safe haven … Read More


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Trump is confident Mexico will enforce new immigration deal

06 June, 2019 9:01 am 9:01 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump predicted Mexico would strongly enforce a new deal under which it agreed to expand a controversial asylum programme and boost security on its southern border to stem Central American migrants trying to reach the United States. The deal, announced on Friday after three days of negotiations in Washington, … Read More


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Shehbaz Sharif rejects rumours of seeking asylum in UK

05 May, 2019 11:21 pm 11:21 pm

LONDON (92 News) – Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday rejected the rumours of seeking asylum in the United Kingdom (UK). In an interview with a private TV channel in London, the opposition leader said, “I am not seeking asylum in the UK. “The selected prime … Read More


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Fugitive Saudi sisters agree to apply for asylum in Georgia

04 April, 2019 8:55 am 8:55 am

TBILISI (AFP) – Georgian immigration officers have visited two Saudi sisters who pleaded for international help after fleeing the Kingdom and will help them apply for asylum, an official told AFP on Thursday. The two women had issued pleas for international protection on a Twitter account called @GeorgiaSisters, saying they were “trapped in Georgia” after … Read More


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Trump threatens closure of US-Mexico border next week to stem asylum surge

03 March, 2019 8:13 am 8:13 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump threatened to close the US border with Mexico next week, potentially disrupting millions of legal border crossings and billions of dollars in trade, if Mexico does not stop immigrants from reaching the United States. “There’s a very good likelihood that I’ll be closing the border next week, and that … Read More


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Migrant parents separated from children return to US, plead to be reunited

03 March, 2019 10:43 am 10:43 am

MEXICALI/TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – A large group of Central American migrants who US authorities separated from their children last year when they crossed the Mexican border entered the United States again asking for refuge and to be reunited with their kids. A Reuters witness said some 50 people entered the United States at the international … Read More


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Australia to consider taking in Saudi teen who fled family ‘abuseR...

01 January, 2019 7:19 pm 7:19 pm

SYDNEY/BANGKOK (Reuters) – Australia said on Wednesday it would consider taking in a 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family, which she accused of abuse, would kill her. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrived in Bangkok on Saturday appealing for asylum. Australia said on Tuesday it would consider resettling her if the … Read More


‘They will kill me’ – Saudi woman to seek asylum after fl...

01 January, 2019 10:33 pm 10:33 pm

BANGKOK (Reuters) – An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family and barricaded herself inside a Bangkok airport hotel to prevent being expelled by Thai authorities has left the airport after talks with the United Nations refugee agency, an official said on Monday. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun has been at Bangkok’s international airport since Saturday when … Read More


Thousands of US asylum claims in doubt after Sessions’ decision

06 June, 2018 9:07 am 9:07 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New limitations on asylum imposed by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions could invalidate tens of thousands of pending claims brought by women, children and men fleeing violence in their home countries, according to immigration attorneys. Sessions on Monday overturned a grant of asylum to a Salvadoran woman whose former husband raped and … Read More