Refugees

14.03.2017

States File Federal Lawsuit to Halt Trump’s “Muslim Ban 2.0”

States File Federal Lawsuit to Halt Trump’s “Muslim Ban 2.0”

President Trump’s second attempt to ban refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim countries got a fresh legal challenge Monday, when several states filed a joint challenge to the ban in federal court. The suit was filed by Washington state and joined by California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon. It… »

12.03.2017

Calais Migrant Camp Closure Drives Refugees To Paris Streets

Calais Migrant Camp Closure Drives Refugees To Paris Streets

By Melissa Chemam* Note: This article is being reproduced courtesy of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s online Journal ‘International Politics and Society’ published on March 7, 2017 with the headline Refugees Welcome? PARIS (IDN-INPS) – Since the destruction of the informal settlement of refugees and transitional migrants in Calais –… »

07.03.2017

Trump Issues New Version of Muslim Travel Ban

Trump Issues New Version of Muslim Travel Ban

President Donald Trump issued a new executive order Monday temporarily banning all refugees, as well as people from six majority-Muslim countries, from entering the United States. According to White House officials, Trump signed the executive order out of public view—a sharp departure from the way he signed his first travel… »

18.02.2017

Thousands call on Spain to welcome more refugees

Thousands call on Spain to welcome more refugees

Tens of thousands of people joined a protest in Barcelona urging the Spanish government to increase its refugee intake. Only 1,100 migrants have been resettled under a plan to take in 17,000 people. Protesters heeded a call by Ada Colau, the mayor of Spain’s second city, who urged residents to… »

30.01.2017

Jeremy Corbyn for refugees and against Trump’s visit to the UK

Jeremy Corbyn for refugees and against Trump’s visit to the UK

“My first act as Labour leader was to speak in support of refugees” Jeremy Corbyn declares in his Facebook page. “I will never turn my back on another human in need. Never. Donald Trump should not be welcomed to Britain while he abuses our shared values with his shameful… »

19.01.2017

Refugees in Greece: winter in a tent

Refugees in Greece: winter in a tent

The Mobile Info Team for Refugees in Greece is a group of international activists who counsel refugees in Greece with regard to their asylum application process. Together with Traveling light – Legal Team for the Protection of Refugees‘ and Immigrants‘ Rights they have produced a report on the… »

04.01.2017

German state of Brandenburg may not deport far-right victims

German state of Brandenburg may not deport far-right victims

Brandenburg is the first German state to pass a rule forbidding the deportation of asylum seekers who have been victims or witnesses of violent crimes. Authorities hope this could curb the rise in far-right crimes. The German state of Brandenburg will not deport asylum seekers if they have been victimized… »

03.01.2017

First retrospective of the #CivilMarchForAleppo

First retrospective of the #CivilMarchForAleppo

On the 8th day of their March through East Germany heading for Syria, the Civil March for Aleppo reflects: “We’ve had a very difficult and demanding week. Last night was going to be equally challenging: it was supposed to be a very cold night and we were mentally preparing to… »

06.12.2016

‘Don’t Put Refugees in the Hands of Those Wishing to Turn Them into Scapegoats’

‘Don’t Put Refugees in the Hands of Those Wishing to Turn Them into Scapegoats’

The United Nations refugee agency on 5 December 2016 proposed far-reaching reforms of Europe’s management of refugees, including the asylum system, recalling that scenes of chaos at borders last year led to a breakdown in the public’s trust in the capacity of governments to manage the refugee challenge… »

04.12.2016

Berlin job portal specializes in refugees

Berlin job portal specializes in refugees

An innovative new website is bringing migrants and employers together. Can the internet platform Migrant Hire function as a kind of LinkedIn for refugees and help solve German labor shortages in key areas? Ten thousand migrants in regular jobs – that’s the goal set by the team of… »

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