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White House tweaks asylum rules on ‘pass-through’ countries

by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/15/19, 12:28 pm

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is set to implement a new rule for people seeking asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico that likely will affect most Central American migrants. The modification means that migrants will be ineligible for asylum in the United States if they failed to apply for protection from other countries they passed through on their way to the U.S. border.

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Christian compassion at the border

Compassion | How ministries are working to alleviate the migrant crisis
by Charissa Koh
Posted 7/10/19, 05:02 pm

Immigration debates can divide Christians, but compassion for migrants suffering at the U.S. southern border can unite them, and some faith-based organizations are working toward that end by finding ways to help with the flood of asylum-seekers.

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Mali faces deadly sectarian clashes

International | The rising violence could further complicate regional insecurity
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/25/19, 02:32 pm

A spate of sectarian clashes in Mali threatens to spark a regional conflict in a part of Africa struggling to contain Islamic extremism.

Malian authorities suspect ethnic Peuhls, also known as Fulanis, were behind attacks last week that left at least 38 people dead in the villages of Yoro and Gangafani in the Mopti region near the border with Burkina Faso. At least 750 people fled the villages following the attacks.

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