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What’s with Jeff Sessions supporting a 1920s ban that kept out Jewish refugees?

03/01/2017 3:59 PM
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A New York Times story is getting significant play for its report that Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke approvingly of a 1920s immigration law that was used

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Trump expected to halt refugee program, restrict Muslim visitors

01/26/2017 9:00 AM Updated: 3 months ago
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Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump is reportedly poised on Thursday to suspend the US refugee program for four months and halt visas for travelers from

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Jewish immigrating to Israel from Europe not an “exodus,” report finds

01/15/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 4 months ago
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Despite its unprecedented rates, the phenomena of Jewish immigration to Israel from European countries has not yet reached the scale of an “exodus,” the Institute for

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Merkel’s populist critics pounce

12/20/2016 10:27 AM Updated: 5 months ago
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  Berlin (AFP) – The bloody carnage at a Berlin Christmas market, with a Pakistani or Afghan asylum-seeker as the chief suspect, immediately emboldened right-wing populist

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France’s Le Pen pledges no schooling for illegal migrants

12/08/2016 1:59 PM Updated: 5 months ago
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  Paris (AFP) – French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed Thursday that the children of illegal immigrants should be refused public school places as part

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The Costs of De Blasio’s Promise to Defy Trump

11/22/2016 2:20 PM Updated: 6 months ago
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  Yesterday at Cooper Union, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a speech in which he promised to protect residents should the federal government

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Trump Vows to Deport or Imprison up to 3 Million Immigrants: Interview

11/14/2016 9:30 AM Updated: 6 months ago
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Washington (AFP) – Donald Trump will keep his vow to deport millions of undocumented migrants from the United States, he said in an interview to be

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Obama Draws Pledge From 50 Countries to take in 360,000 Refugees

09/21/2016 1:20 PM Updated: 8 months ago
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United Nations (United States) (AFP) – US President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged countries to “welcome the stranger in our midst” at a summit that drew

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858 Immigrants Waiting to be Deported Instead Granted Citizenship

09/19/2016 8:00 PM Updated: 8 months ago
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An internal Homeland Security audit showed that at least 858 immigrants who had pending deportation orders were mistakenly granted U.S. citizenship, AP reported Monday. The mistake

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Trump Bashes Clinton as Far Too Soft on Immigrants

09/18/2016 9:15 AM Updated: 8 months ago
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(AFP) Donald Trump took his campaign to Texas, bashing Hillary Clinton’s immigration policies as too lax, in a state still up for grabs on Election Day.

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Donald Trump Loses Support From Some Latino Backers After Arizona Speech

09/01/2016 1:35 PM
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Republican nominee Donald Trump has lost some support from Latino backers after refusing to renege on his immigration stance, including his pledge to deport illegal immigrants,

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Trump Visiting Mexico Ahead of Immigration Speech

08/31/2016 10:31 AM
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Washington (AFP) – Donald Trump announced he would travel to Mexico on Wednesday to meet its president, just hours ahead of giving a much-anticipated speech in

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(Video) Is Donald Trump Changing his Immigration Plan?

08/23/2016 12:03 PM
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke with Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly about his immigration policy. Trump will be laying out a major immigration policy speech

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EU Commission President Says National Borders ‘Worst Invention Ever’

08/23/2016 10:31 AM
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The European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday that national borders were the “worst invention ever,” in a speech at the European Forum

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Trump VP Candidate Mike Pence Says Trump’s Proposed Ban on Immigration Could Include Jews, Christians

08/09/2016 11:03 AM
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While Republican nominee Donald Trump has gained notoriety for a proposed ban on Muslim immigration to the U.S., Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, suggested Monday that

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Boris Johnson, as Foreign Secretary, Says UK Can Control Immigration After Completing Brexit

07/19/2016 3:01 PM Updated: 10 months ago
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The United Kingdom will able to control immigration once it has finalized the process of leaving the European Union, recently appointed U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told

Photo by World Bank Photo Collection via Flickr. (Creative Commons) Daily life in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, located 10 km east of Mafraq, Jordan on June 04, 2014. Photo by Dominic Chavez/World Bank 0

Influx of Syrian Refugees to US Accelerates, Worrying Some Americans of Terrorists Hiding Among Immigrants

07/13/2016 1:06 PM
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The influx of Syrian refugees to the U.S. has accelerated in the past several months, with annual arrivals likely to reach 10,000 by the end of September as

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Up to 300,000 Syrians ‘Could Get Turkish Citizenship’

07/09/2016 10:25 PM Updated: 10 months ago
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(AFP). Up to 300,000 Syrian refugees living in Turkey could be given citizenship under a plan to keep wealthy and educated Syrians in the country, a

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US Senate Democrats Block ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill That White House Also Threatens to Veto

07/06/2016 5:13 PM
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U.S. Senate Democrats blocked a bill on Wednesday that would strip federal grants from “sanctuary cities” that protect undocumented immigrants in the United States from being

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Supreme Court Deadlock a Setback to Obama’s Immigration Plan

06/23/2016 11:48 AM Updated: 11 months ago
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(AFP). President Barack Obama’s efforts to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation suffered a major setback at the US Supreme Court on Thursday. Justices in