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Trump administration sued over shift in asylum policy

World / Politics Feb 15, 2019

Trump administration sued over shift in asylum policy

The Trump administration's policy of returning asylum-seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through immigration courts violates U.S. law by putting the migrants in danger and depriving them of the ability to prepare their cases, a lawsuit filed Thursday by civil liberties groups claims. The ...

Desperate Venezuelan migrants turn to Colombia coca plantations

World / Politics Feb 12, 2019

Desperate Venezuelan migrants turn to Colombia coca plantations

They were once manual laborers, taxi drivers, fishermen and merchants. But Venezuelan migrants fleeing poverty and shortages of basic necessities have been forced into new work: picking coca leaves for Colombia's drug traffickers. Hundreds of Venezuelans work grueling days on coca leaf plantations, seduced by ...

Thai court orders release of refugee soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi

Soccer Feb 11, 2019

Thai court orders release of refugee soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi

A Thai court ordered the release of a refugee soccer player on Monday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that had drawn worldwide attention. Thailand had come under great pressure from Australia's government, sporting bodies and ...

Asia Pacific Feb 11, 2019

U.S. following case of missing refugee wanted by China

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing says it is following the case of a Chinese-born Kazakh man who had been fighting attempts by Beijing to return him to China from neighboring Uzbekistan and whose current whereabouts are unknown. A spokesman said Monday that the embassy was ...