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Italy's Salvini pledges to move migrant centers to N. Africa

Aug. 04, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s firebrand former interior minister, Matteo Salvini, put migration at the center of his electoral campaign during a visit Thursday to Italy’s southernmost island of Lampedusa, a gateway for tens of thousands of people crossing the perilous central Mediterranean Sea to...

Mayors ask Biden to help with influx of asylum-seekers

Jul. 21, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic mayors of New York and Washington are asking the Biden administration to help with what they say is a surge in their cities of asylum-seeking migrants from border states, eliciting gleeful reactions from Republicans who say the pleas are evidence the U.S. is in an...

Report: UK clearly overwhelmed by surge in migrant crossings

Jul. 21, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's response to growing numbers of migrants crossing the English Channel on small boats is poor and officials are clearly overwhelmed on some days, an independent inspection found in a report published Thursday. The review by David Neal, the chief inspector of...

Asylum wait lists at US border frustrate, confuse migrants

Jul. 13, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) — Opaque waiting lists at the Mexico border to gain a chance at obtaining asylum in the United States have persisted under President Joe Biden, leading many migrants to give up and cross illegally or languish for months in border towns. U.S. preparations...

EU asks breakaway Turkish Cypriots to curb migrant arrivals

Jul. 08, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Union has asked Turkish Cypriot authorities in the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus to toughen up measures aimed at reducing the rising number of migrants seeking asylum in the island nation's internationally recognized south. An EU...

Supreme Court: Biden can end Trump-era asylum policy

Jun. 30, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday the Biden administration can scrap a Trump-era immigration policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration courts, a victory for a White House that still must address the growing number of people seeking refuge at...

Truck tragedy a reminder of struggle to stop migrant deaths

Jun. 28, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drowned in the Rio Grande. Murdered in Mexico. Perished in the Arizona desert. For migrants traveling to the United States, the journey has always been full of peril. A tragic reminder came this week when at least 51 people died after being abandoned in the back...

Danish queen opens new museum telling the story of refugees

Jun. 25, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's Queen Margrethe opened a new museum Saturday that tells the story of the generations of refugees who have shaped Danish society, starting with Germans who fled the Soviet advance during World War II. Flugt — Refugee Museum of Denmark was...

Border Patrol paroles migrants to avoid massive overcrowding

Jun. 23, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — The warehouse on a busy but unremarkable strip of auto repair shops and convenience stores draws little attention from passersby. Inside, hundreds of migrants are eating, charging phones and using temporary bathrooms and showers. Within a few hours, a...

UK plans to rewrite human rights law; critics cry foul

Jun. 22, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday unveiled plans for a Bill of Rights it says will strengthen free speech and the power of Parliament — but that critics argue will rip up human rights protections for ordinary people. The government published the bill days after...