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Immigration agency leaks data on more than 6,000 detainees

Nov. 30, 2022 20:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday that personal information of more than 6,000 people in its custody was inadvertently posted to its website for about five hours. The information included names, nationalities, detention centers where the...

Spain: Nigerian stowaways found on ship's rudder seek asylum

Nov. 30, 2022 08:26 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The three Nigerian stowaways found on an oil tanker's rudder after an 11-day ocean voyage from Lagos, Nigeria to Las Palmas in the Canary Islands are seeking asylum in Spain, a spokesperson for the Spanish government delegation in the Canaries said Wednesday. ...

Mexican asylum seekers set their sights north — on Canada

Nov. 27, 2022 06:35 AM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Pedro Meraz says living in Colima, Mexico, was like living in a war zone, with shootings, burning cars and dismembered bodies being left outside of schools. When his wife Rocio Gonzalez, a 28-year-old lawyer who worked with abused women, began receiving death...

States move to keep court from lifting Trump asylum policy

Nov. 22, 2022 11:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of conservative-leaning states is making a last-ditch effort to keep in place a Trump-era public health rule that allows many asylum seekers to be turned away at the southern U.S. border. Late Monday, the 15 states filed what's known as a motion to...

Judge delays end of asylum restrictions to late December

Nov. 16, 2022 12:06 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday granted the Biden administration a five-week delay to end far-reaching asylum restrictions, writing in upper-case letters that he was doing so “WITH GREAT RELUCTANCE.” U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan acknowledged in his brief...

Judge orders end to Trump-era asylum restrictions at border

Nov. 15, 2022 22:10 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Biden administration to lift Trump-era asylum restrictions that have been a cornerstone of border enforcement since the beginning of COVID-19. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled in Washington that enforcement must end...

In asylum dispute, Austrian mayor takes down migrant tents

Nov. 15, 2022 02:51 AM EST

ST. GEORGEN, Austria (AP) — In a standoff over the rising number of asylum-seekers in Austria, the mayor of a small village has defied the federal government and ordered tents housing the migrants to be dismantled. After a weeks-long conflict, St. Georgen Mayor Ferdinand Aigner had...

Dutch PM meets lawmakers amid govt tensions over migration

Nov. 08, 2022 09:49 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte met with lawmakers from his party Tuesday to discuss their concerns about the rising numbers of migrants seeking asylum in the Netherlands, amid tensions within his four-party coalition about how to tackle the issue. The...

Prison-like center puts focus on UK's response to migrants

Nov. 05, 2022 03:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Behind wire fences in southeast England, children wave their arms and chant “freedom” to grab the attention of people on the other side. A young girl throws a bottle with a message inside. “We need your help. Please help us,” the note reads. The children are...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Nov. 01, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 27 The Washington Post on the election system's upcoming stress test: This year’s midterms are not shaping up to be normal elections. In an environment in which one party is gripped...