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Canada takes in fleeing Saudi

World Jan 12, 2019

Canada takes in fleeing Saudi

An 18-year-old Saudi who says she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand for Canada, which has granted her asylum, officials said on Friday night. The fast-moving developments capped an eventful week for Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun. ...

Scientific study finds asylum seekers boosting European economies

Business Jun 21, 2018

Scientific study finds asylum seekers boosting European economies

Asylum seekers moving to Europe have raised their adopted nations' economic output, lowered unemployment and not placed a burden on public finances, scientists said on Wednesday. An analysis of economic and migration data for the last three decades found asylum seekers added to gross domestic ...

Japan's refugee-screening system sets high bar

Reference | FYI May 21, 2018

Japan's refugee-screening system sets high bar

by Chisato Tanaka

Last year, Japan granted refugee status to just 20 out of a record-high 19,629 applicants. After the figure was released in February, global and domestic coverage was noticeably polarized. Some slammed Japan's strict asylum policy, saying that the world's third-largest economy has failed to meet ...

World May 1, 2018

U.S. stalls over Canadian request to rewrite asylum seeker agreement

Canada wants to change a bilateral agreement to allow it to turn back thousands of asylum seekers walking across the border but the United States is not cooperating, according to a Canadian official with knowledge of the discussions. Under the Safe Third Country Agreement, or ...