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Judge upholds rights of Iranian Christian refugees

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/12/18, 01:54 pm

About 90 U.S.-bound refugees trapped in Austria have a little more hope for the future after a federal judge ruled Wednesday that the government must re-address their cases. The group of mostly Christians and some other religious minorities traveled from Iran to Austria through a refugee pathway set up by the United States’ Lautenberg Amendment. Once they arrived in Vienna, their applications to continue through to the United States were denied. U.S.

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Germany’s Angela Merkel agrees to strengthen borders

by Daniel James Devine
Posted 7/03/18, 12:49 pm

Under pressure from political allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed to a plan that would tighten immigration policy at the country’s borders. The Monday night compromise, a reversal from Merkel’s longtime open-border policy for refugees, reflects her efforts to hold together her coalition government in the face of growing anti-immigrant sentiment.

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EU agrees to immigration fix

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/29/18, 11:24 am

European Union leaders on Friday said they reached a breakthrough agreement in a response to the migration crisis after nearly 10 hours of talks at a summit in Brussels. The leaders proposed to start screening migrants in North African countries to determine if they’re eligible for asylum. The agreement also said EU nations would volunteer to host rescued migrants in control centers, where they will be screened and either deported or granted asylum. It remains unclear which nations within North Africa the EU will volunteer to help.

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