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Cyprus: pope will transfer migrants to Italy after visit

Nov. 25, 2021 12:51 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis is arranging to transfer a number of migrants to Italy from the east Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, where he is opening a three-day visit next week, a Cypriot government official said on Thursday. Government spokesman Marios...

39 Palestinian refugees seek asylum at Barcelona's airport

Nov. 19, 2021 09:33 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A group of 39 Palestinian refugees has sought asylum in Spain after refusing to get back on a plane during a Barcelona stopover on their flight from Cairo, Spanish authorities said Friday. Police are investigating the charter flight that flew the group...

No settlement for separated migrant families amid criticism

Nov. 18, 2021 17:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Migrants whose children were taken from them under former President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance border policy have not reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. government, a lawyer for the families said Thursday as he and other advocates pushed back at increasing...

Migrant camps grow in Mexico amid uncertainty on US policy

Nov. 17, 2021 23:14 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — As darkness fell, about 250 police officers and city workers swept into a squalid camp for migrants hoping to apply for asylum in the United States. Migrants had to register for credentials or leave. Within hours, those who stayed were surrounded by enough chain-link...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 17, 2021 10:29 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 14 The Des Moines (Iowa) Register on threats against election workers and democracy: Bizarre threats toward public officials, and even violent acts, have been...

Sudanese migrants in Israel fear deportation after coup

Nov. 17, 2021 04:33 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — For nearly 10 years, Monim Haroon has only known one home: Israel. Like thousands of Sudanese migrants, he lives and works without legal status, fearing that a return to his native land would be a death sentence. Israel's normalization of ties with...

EU calls for fines against Hungary over asylum policy

Nov. 12, 2021 09:20 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary could face fines from the European Union for failing to comply with a ruling by the bloc's top court on its treatment of refugees and handling of asylum claims. The European Commission, the 27-member bloc's executive arm, said in a...

New fast-track docket for migrants faces familiar challenges

Nov. 11, 2021 17:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The average time for U.S. immigration cases to be resolved is nearly four years. But that's not the mandate in Francisco Prieto’s courtroom. The New York judge must attempt to rule within 300 days on dozens of cases he hears daily from families that...

Court filings: Maduro ally met with US prior to arrest

Nov. 10, 2021 21:04 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A businessman accused of siphoning off millions in state contracts from Venezuela met secretly with U.S. law enforcement to provide intelligence against Nicolás Maduro’s government prior to being charged in 2019 with money laundering, according to new filings in a related...

Cyprus wants EU support for migrant crackdown as flows rise

Nov. 10, 2021 12:07 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus said Wednesday it will seek European Union approval to stop processing asylum claims from migrants illegally entering the east Mediterranean island nation. Government spokesman Marios Pelekanos said a surge of new migrant arrivals is...