Latest Asylum seekers News

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...

EU: Turkish Cypriots must curb migrants arrivals to Cyprus

Jun. 18, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Breakaway Turkish Cypriots on ethnically-divided Cyprus must do their share in stemming migrant arrivals, a senior European Union official said Saturday, as the number of asylum-seekers has shot up significantly so far this year. European Commission Vice...

UK cancels first flight to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda

Jun. 15, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain canceled a flight that was scheduled to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda late Tuesday after the European Court of Human Rights intervened, saying the plan carried “a real risk of irreversible harm." The decision to scrap the flight capped three days of...

UK Rwanda deportation ruling appealed as prince sparks row

Jun. 12, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Opponents of the British government’s plan to deport migrants to Rwanda are preparing for an appeals court hearing Monday amid the political backlash following reports that Prince Charles had privately described the policy as “appalling.” A coalition of groups...

UK judge rejects bid to ground Rwanda deportation flight

Jun. 10, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Friday rejected a bid to ground a flight due to take more than 30 asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda next week, but gave the migrants permission for a last-minute appeal. The flight leaving Tuesday is the first under a controversial deal...

North Macedonia's fugitive ex-leader convicted anew at home

Jun. 08, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A court in North Macedonia on Wednesday imposed a new prison sentence on the country's fugitive former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, this time a six-year term for abuse of power over the financing of his party's headquarters in the capital, Skopje. ...

Live updates |Russian missile hits western Lviv; 5 injured

Jun. 01, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine — A Russian missile hit rail lines in the western Lviv region, a key conduit for supplies of Western weapons and other supplies, officials said. Lviv region Gov. Maksym Kozytskyy said five people were wounded in the strike, adding that more information would be...

Federal lawmakers seek review of New England asylum cases

May. 31, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Congressional leaders in New England are calling for a federal investigation into the low rate of approvals by the region's asylum office. U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, and seven other Democratic lawmakers from Massachusetts and Maine issued a...