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US to allow indefinite detention of migrant children

Old rule said they could only be held 20 days

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August 22, 2019

 

US to deny asylum to illegal border crossers

The new rule is expected to get the president’s signature shortly

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November 9, 2018

 

Donald Trump insists he will end birthright citizenship

He incorrectly said birthright citizenship is not mentioned in the US constitution

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November 1, 2018

 

Can Naya Pakistan fix an old Bengali-speaking problem

Pakistani-Bangladeshi settlers should not be identity-less

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September 24, 2018

 

If you want a US visa make sure you won’t need food stamps or public housing

The US is looking to restrict visas, permanent residencies for immigrants using public benefits

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September 23, 2018

 

Judge urges US to focus on reuniting deported parents with children

A judge on Friday urged the U.S. government to focus on finding deported immigrant parents so it could reunite them with their children who remain in the United States following separation by officials at the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months.

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July 28, 2018

 

Judge rejects Trump request for long-term detention of immigrant children

A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s request to allow long-term detention of illegal immigrant children, a legal setback for President Donald Trump’s push to detain immigrant families taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border. Los Angeles U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee dismissed as “dubious” and “unconvincing” the U.S. Justice Department’s…

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July 10, 2018

 

US judge orders list of children separated from migrant parents

A California judge on Friday gave the US government until the following night to submit a list of children under five separated from their families at the border, a government official said. US President Donald Trump’s administration had asked the court to extend a deadline to reunite some detained children with their migrant parents, arguing…

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July 7, 2018

 

US government says it will detain migrant children with parents

The US government said in a court filing on Friday that it has the right to detain children and parents caught crossing the U.S. border illegally for the duration of their immigration proceedings. A 1997 court settlement known as the Flores agreement has generally been interpreted to require the Department of Homeland Security to release…

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June 30, 2018

 

A Barcelona restaurant that tells refugee tales

Tucked away in a medieval Spanish square, an unconventional restaurant is training refugees and telling their stories, hoping to change the lives of migrants and how people see them. Espai Mescladis is both a restaurant and culinary school – and part publishing house. It trains migrants from as far afield as Venezuela, Senegal and Pakistan to…

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June 21, 2018

 

U.S. says it will separate families crossing border illegally

The Trump administration will increase criminal prosecutions of parents entering the United States illegally and place their children in protective custody, stepping up efforts to tighten immigration enforcement, U.S. officials said on Monday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the policy was not new and…

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May 8, 2018

 

Trump threatens govt shutdown in September if no funding for wall

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the federal government in September if Congress did not provide more funding to build a wall on the border with Mexico. “That wall has started, we have 1.6 billion (dollars),” Trump said at a campaign rally in Washington, Michigan. “We come up again on September 28th…

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April 29, 2018

 

Trump proposes US citizenship plan for 1.8 mn undocumented immigrants

Washington : US President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday unveiled a sweeping new immigration plan to Congress that offers 1.8 million young unauthorized immigrants known as “Dreamers” a path to citizenship over 10-12 years. Trump’s comprehensive plan – which will be formally presented next week — includes eliminating the popular “green card lottery” program and…

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January 26, 2018

 

Assad regime promotes Syria as a ‘tourist’ destination

DAMASCUS: It is over a year since Bashar al-Assad’s regime, with the help of Russian air strikes and barrel bombs, pounded the rebel-held east of Aleppo into submission. Buildings were flattened, those who survived were left terrorised, hungry and filled with despair, and the stench of dead bodies rose up from the rubble as families…

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January 20, 2018

 

Trump says he wants more immigrants from ‘everywhere’

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump, asked whether he wanted more immigrants from Norway, said on Tuesday that he wanted the United States to draw immigrants from nations around the world.  “I want them to come in from everywhere,” Trump told reporters. U.S. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said last week that Trump had repeatedly use…

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January 16, 2018

 

Trump questions taking immigrants from ‘shithole countries’: sources

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as “shithole countries,” according to two sources familiar with the comments, reported Reuters. Trump’s remarks, made in the White House, came as Democratic Senator Dick Durbin and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham…

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January 12, 2018

 

Canada to welcome nearly one million immigrants in next 3 years

Ottawa: Canada will boost immigration to one million over the next three years with a plan that “will guarantee” the country’s future prosperity, its immigration minister announced Wednesday. The number of immigrants will be increased to at least 310,000 next year, and continue growing to 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 in 2020, said Immigration Minister…

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November 2, 2017

 

Over 544,000 Pakistanis deported from 2012-2017

ISLAMABAD: A total of 544,105 Pakistanis were deported from different countries from 2012 to 2017 (upto 30 June) with majority of (116185) in the year 2015 while the major reasons behind deportation were over stay, illegal entry, illegal immigrant and deported by respective governments. According to the data obtained through official source, majority of 116,185…

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September 24, 2017

 

Over 2,800 Pakistanis might get deported as Trump plans to repeal immigration programme

WASHINGTON: More than 2,800 Pakistanis and over 5,500 Indians will be affected by the repeal of an immigration programme that protected undocumented aliens, who were brought to the US as children, from deportation, reported APP. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme that US President Donald Trump said he would repeal was introduced by…

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September 7, 2017

 

Muslim ban, will Trump decree pass legal muster?

WASHINGTON: States’ attorneys general, civil liberties groups and others are already lining up to challenge President Donald Trump’s revised ban on refugees and travelers from six mainly Muslim countries. But can they succeed in overturning a measure that was deliberately crafted to remove the red flags raised by US courts over the first attempt? That…

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March 8, 2017

 

Challenge to Trump travel ban moves forward in two courts

SAN FRANCISCO: The most consequential legal challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban will proceed on two tracks in the next few days: in a U.S. appeals court vote in San Francisco and the Seattle courtroom of a federal judge.

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February 15, 2017

 
 
 
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