Immigration
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Judge blocks Trump asylum order

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/20/18, 10:54 am

A federal judge in California has temporarily barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to migrants who illegally cross the border into the United States. In his Monday ruling, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar, who was nominated by former President Barack Obama, said ;immigration law allows persons to seek asylum regardless of whether they arrived “at a designated port of arrival,” adding, “Whatever the scope of the President’s authority, he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden.”

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Mexican residents protest migrants

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/19/18, 12:23 pm

Residents in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico, on Sunday protested the arrival of approximately 3,000 Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States. While other Mexican cities have given the migrant caravan a warm reception, protesters in Tijuana hurled insults, rocks, and even punches at the migrants. Tijuana residents waved Mexican flags and chanted, “Out! Out!” They accused the migrants of being a danger to the city, calling the caravan an “invasion.”

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Rohingya resist repatriation to Myanmar

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/15/18, 12:35 pm

Bangladesh on Thursday scrapped plans to help Rohingya Muslims return to Myanmar because none of the refugees wanted to go back. The Bangladesh government “can’t force them to go,” Refugee Commissioner Abul Kalam said, but it will continue to try to “motivate them so it happens.” At the Unchiprang refugee camp Thursday, the Rohingya responded to requests for them to board buses to Myanmar by gathering and chanting, “We won’t go!”

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