Latest Political refugees News

Emhoff visits synagogue, Holocaust memorial in Berlin

Jan. 31, 2023 10:36 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, met with Ukrainian refugees at a Berlin synagogue and visited the city's Holocaust memorial on Tuesday as he wrapped up a tour of Poland and Germany focused on Holocaust remembrance and combating rising antisemitism. ...

10 years after EU's 'never again' tragedy, little's changed

Jan. 31, 2023 02:54 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A decade ago this year, the head of the European Union’s executive branch stood, visibly shaken, before rows of coffins holding the corpses of migrants drowned off the Italian island of Lampedusa. Some of them, small and bone-white, contained the bodies of infants and children....

Mariel exodus from Cuba inspires La Marielita rum

Jan. 29, 2023 03:13 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Mariel exodus has produced some of the best and worst moments for the image of the Cuban exiles in the United States. The arrival of 125,000 Cubans between April 15 and October 31, 1980 meant a cultural renewal for Miami due to the wide representation of artists from different...

7 killed in Texas highway crash; 1 in critical condition

Jan. 24, 2023 18:26 PM EST

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — A young passenger of an SUV involved in a head-on collision on a Texas highway that left seven others dead remained in critical condition Tuesday. The crash between the SUV and a pickup truck that veered into an oncoming lane happened Sunday evening on a...

Facing 'tipping point,' UNRWA chief seeks Gulf state support

Jan. 24, 2023 14:14 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees called Tuesday on rich Gulf countries to chip in more to help educate, house and provide health care for them. He suggested some of those countries don't put their money where their mouths are when they voice support for the...

NYC to use cruise ship terminal as asylum-seeker shelter

Jan. 21, 2023 18:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is temporarily turning a cruise ship terminal into a shelter and services hub for asylum-seekers, Mayor Eric Adams said Saturday, announcing the latest in a series of facilities the city has set up — and sometimes shut down — as it strains to handle an ongoing...

Blinken: 2 years into Biden term, US 'in a better place'

Jan. 20, 2023 17:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that two years into President Joe Biden’s administration, the United States is “in a better place in the world” and better positioned to address global issues including climate change, COVID-19 and dangerous...

US citizens get chance to play role in resettling refugees

Jan. 19, 2023 15:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government program launched Thursday is giving American citizens the chance to play a role in resettling the thousands of refugees who arrive every year in the United States. During the first year of the Welcome Corps, the State Department aims to line up 10,000...

EU border chief pledges transparency, no illegal pushbacks

Jan. 19, 2023 07:52 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The new executive director of European Union border agency Frontex pledged Thursday to ensure that illegal pushbacks of migrants trying to reach Europe wouldn't take place under his watch. Hans Leijtens was appointed as a replacement for Fabrice Leggeri, who...

Saved from death at sea, Syrian refugees face deportation

Jan. 18, 2023 01:06 AM EST

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — On New Year’s Eve, a small boat carrying more than 230 would-be migrants, most of them Syrians, broke down and began to sink after setting sail from the northern coast of Lebanon. Since the collapse of Lebanon's economy in 2019, an increasing number of...