Political refugees

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, immigrants who entered the United States illegally wait to board a plane for a deportation flight. More than 2,000 unaccompanied children have been expelled since March under an emergency declaration enacted by the Trump administration, which has cited the coronavirus in refusing to provide them protections under federal anti-trafficking and asylum laws. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 06, 2020 - 4:38 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — When officers led them out of a detention facility near the U.S.-Mexico border and onto a bus last month, the 12-year-old from Honduras and his 9-year-old sister believed they were going to a shelter so they could be reunited with their mother in the Midwest. They had been told to...
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Migrants from Niger jump atop a pickup after being offered a job in the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
July 28, 2020 - 5:10 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A new U.N. refugee agency report on migrants who braved long and often-deadly land routes to Libya has found that government officials, such as border guards, police and soldiers, in the African countries they crossed were responsible for nearly half of all cases of physical violence...
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July 27, 2020 - 2:41 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency said Monday it is setting up 48 temporary pre-fab housing units for refugees and asylum seekers in Mexico. Thousands of asylum seekers have had to stay in Mexico while they await hearings on U.S. asylum claims. Migrants have been caught between the twin...
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June 30, 2020 - 11:58 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams searching for a migrant boat, reported to have capsized in a lake in eastern Turkey, have recovered five bodies on Tuesday, officials said. A search-and-rescue mission, involving helicopters and boats, was launched after a boat carrying migrants across Lake Van...
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June 30, 2020 - 11:15 am
HOUSTON (AP) — A person has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in a sprawling refugee camp on the U.S.-Mexico border where an estimated 2,000 people await their immigration court dates, according to a nonprofit group providing medical care at the camp. Global Response Management said in a...
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In this photo taken Thursday, June 11, 2020, Martin Okello looks out of the window in the house he shares with other Ugandan LGBT refugees in Nairobi, Kenya. He and other members of the LGBT community in East Africa face discrimination that has forced many to flee their home countries for Kenya, which has become a haven for them. It is the only East African nation where someone can seek asylum and be registered as a refugee based on their LGBT status. Yet even in Kenya, they can be encounter discrimination and violence, and the country still criminalizes gay sex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
June 20, 2020 - 2:06 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When he was attacked by a mob for being gay, Martin Okello said the kicks and blows from his assailants came so fast that he couldn't stop them or flee. He passed out and was left for dead in Nairobi's low-income neighborhood of Kawangware. Okello had fled to Kenya from his...
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Refugees and migrants wearing masks to prevent the spread off the coronavirus, wait to get on a bus after their arrival at the port of Piraeus , near Athens, on Monday, May 4, 2020. Greek authorities are moving 400 migrants, mostly families, to the mainland to help ease overcrowded conditions at the camp Moria in Lesbos island. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
June 18, 2020 - 2:04 am
GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. refugee agency says he is “very worried” about the impact of the coronavirus in Latin America, where millions of Venezuelans have fled upheaval at home and could face hardship abroad among lockdowns and other restrictive measures to fight the pandemic. U.N. High...
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Pope Francis leaves after celebrating a Corpus Domini Mass, inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Sunday, June 14, 2020. (Tiziana Fabi/Pool Photo via AP)
June 14, 2020 - 6:47 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday urged political and military leaders in Libya to end their hostilities and called on the international community to take “to heart” the plight of migrants trapped in the lawless nation. During his weekly blessing overlooking St. Peter’s Square, the pontiff...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo from left, Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate in Charleston, S.C. Calls for pragmatic centrism helped Joe Biden clinch the Democratic presidential nomination. But they left many of the party’s strongest liberals worried that little progress would be made toward their sweeping goals. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 27, 2020 - 12:55 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India surpasses 150,000 coronavirus cases with...
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In this photo provided by Cristobal Francisquez, his parents Paulina and Marcos Francisco pose for a photo in front of their house in Sioux City, Iowa, Monday, May 25, 2020. They bought the home after years of working in a meatpacking plant and other food processing jobs. (Cristobal Francisquez via AP)
May 26, 2020 - 6:06 am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When Martha Kebede’s adult sons immigrated from Ethiopia and reunited with her in South Dakota this year, they had few work opportunities. Lacking English skills, the brothers took jobs at Smithfield Foods' Sioux Falls pork plant, grueling and increasingly risky work as the...
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