asylum seekers

UK’s Deportation of Asylum-Seekers to Rwanda Halted—But Fight ‘Not Over Yet’

“It shouldn’t take a European Court to tell the U.K. government a simple fact: It’s morally repugnant to trade human beings for cash,” said one group in London. JESSICA CORBETT Human rights campaigners celebrated late Tuesday after a European court ruling led…

Ukraine: Migrants Locked Up Near Front Lines

Migrants and asylum seekers locked up in a migrant detention center in Mykolaiv on the edge of the front lines in southern Ukraine are in danger and should be released, Human Rights Watch said today. Ukraine should urgently release the dozens of…

Criminalization at Europe’s borders: unconvering the risks faced by those who support asylum seekers

Asylum seekers travelling to Europe via irregular migration routes often rely on assistance from lawyers, NGOs, and volunteers following their arrival. Drawing on research conducted in Greece, Gemma Bird details the risks that these individuals and organisations take in their efforts to…

Greece Using Other Migrants to Expel Asylum Seekers

Greek security forces are employing third country nationals, men who appear to be of Middle Eastern or South Asian origin, to push asylum seekers back at the Greece-Turkey land border, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The…

Migrants, Asylum Seekers Locked Up in Ukraine

Scores of migrants who had been arbitrarily detained in Ukraine remain locked up there and are at heightened risk amid the hostilities, including military activity in the vicinity, Human Rights Watch said today. Ukrainian authorities should immediately release migrants and asylum seekers…

“Now You See Me Moria”, everyday life as it looks by asylum seekers

Last week we met Noemi from the collective team of “Now You See Me Moria”, a collaborative project that seeks to raise awareness of the situation in Moria and an urgent appeal to policymakers to change failed immigration policies. The…

To Help Migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tackle EU Abuses

Commissioner’s Visit Underscores EU Responsibility to Find Solutions Marlene Auer – Associate, Europe and Central Asia Division European Union Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson’s visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina this week has highlighted the EU’s role in alleviating the…

Members of Congress Call for Review of Families’ Asylum Cases

ICE plans to begin deporting 26 Black and Brown families with young children who are incarcerated by ICE at the Berks and Dilley family prisons tomorrow, December 18. Earlier this week, a federal court in Washington D.C. lifted the stay…

Paris Police Continue To Harass Homeless Migrants

Camille Marquis On Monday night, I felt shame and disgust as I watched videos of law enforcement officers from my own country violently removing people from their tents in Paris’ Place de la République, confiscating makeshift shelters and sleeping bags, and violently…

Cameroonian asylum seekers said to be one day away from deportation back to the oppression they fled

Advocates accuse immigration officials of falsifying travel documents By Frances Madeson – The Louisiana Illuminator There is a peaceful room in a safe, joyful home in the Washington metro area waiting for Micah, an English-speaking Cameroonian refugee who spent his…

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