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Judge blocks 'sanctuary' cities executive order, in immigration blow to Trump

A US judge has blocked an executive order that seeks to withhold funds from so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ – areas where local policies have been put in place to protect undocumented…

A US judge has blocked an executive order that seeks to withhold funds from so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ – areas where local policies have been put in place to protect undocumented…

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'Enough is enough', Sessions tells US sanctuary cities protecting migrants

The US Attorney General has warned America’s so-called “sanctuary cities” protecting immigrants from potential deportation that “enough is enough”.

The US Attorney General has warned America’s so-called “sanctuary cities” protecting immigrants from potential deportation that “enough is enough”.

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Italy donates boats to Libya in effort to fight human trafficking

The Italian Coast Guard has donated two rescue boats to its Libyan counterpart as part of an agreement to fight the trafficking of migrants across the…

The Italian Coast Guard has donated two rescue boats to its Libyan counterpart as part of an agreement to fight the trafficking of migrants across the…

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Germany: anti-immigration AfD Party leader to step down

Frauke Petry, the leader of Germany’s anti-immigration AfD, says she does not want to lead the party’s election campaign.

Frauke Petry, the leader of Germany’s anti-immigration AfD, says she does not want to lead the party’s election campaign.

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EU should not blackmail Syria over aid

By Fabrice Balanche, associate professor and research director at the University of Lyon 2, visiting fellow at The Washington Institute On April

By Fabrice Balanche, associate professor and research director at the University of Lyon 2, visiting fellow at The Washington Institute On April

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Rescuers jump into water to rescue migrants

Migrants struggled to stay afloat in the Mediterranean during a rescue operation by the Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station on Friday (April 14), as thousands were plucked from the sea in a singl

Migrants struggled to stay afloat in the Mediterranean during a rescue operation by the Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station on Friday (April 14), as thousands were plucked from the sea in a singl

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Sweden grapples with the fallout from the Stockholm attack

Sweden has already stopped taking as many asylum seekers and has cut back on its generous support for them. But rising political pressure from the far-right, and last week's attack in Stockholm sugges

Sweden has already stopped taking as many asylum seekers and has cut back on its generous support for them. But rising political pressure from the far-right, and last week's attack in Stockholm sugges

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Germany to outlaw child marriages

The draft law, which still needs parliamentary approval, aims to protect girls who were married abroad and sought asylum in the country.

The draft law, which still needs parliamentary approval, aims to protect girls who were married abroad and sought asylum in the country.

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Refugees from Chechnya unsuccessfully seek refuge in Poland

Almost every day at the Belarusian-Polish border, hundreds of Chechens try to apply for refugee status. Only a small number succeed, despite interventions from NGOs and lawyers.

Almost every day at the Belarusian-Polish border, hundreds of Chechens try to apply for refugee status. Only a small number succeed, despite interventions from NGOs and lawyers.

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Libya is promised money and equipment to help fight the people smugglers

Italy has hosted a meeting of interior ministers from eight European Union countries, including Germany and France, to strengthen support for last month's agreement to help Libya fight human trafficki

Italy has hosted a meeting of interior ministers from eight European Union countries, including Germany and France, to strengthen support for last month's agreement to help Libya fight human trafficki

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Children trapped in 'endless misery' at Greek refugee camps - report

Children waiting in Greek migrant camps for decisions from authorities on their asylum applications are cutting themselves, attempting suicide and using drugs to cope with “endless misery,” internatio

Children waiting in Greek migrant camps for decisions from authorities on their asylum applications are cutting themselves, attempting suicide and using drugs to cope with “endless misery,” internatio

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Veteran Mexican politician in solidarity with migrants

Mexico’s leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is in New York to show solidarity with his fellow countrymen living in the city.

Mexico’s leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is in New York to show solidarity with his fellow countrymen living in the city.

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Turkey 'to impose diplomatic sanctions' on the Netherlands

Turkey says it will impose 'whatever diplomatic sanctions it has' on its NATO ally the Netherlands in an escalating row between the two nations.

Turkey says it will impose 'whatever diplomatic sanctions it has' on its NATO ally the Netherlands in an escalating row between the two nations.

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Turks squeeze oranges in anti-Dutch protest

Turkey and the Netherlands are currently experiencing a tense diplomatic period, after Turkey’s foreign minister Cavusoglu was stopped from entering the Netherlands to attend a political…

Turkey and the Netherlands are currently experiencing a tense diplomatic period, after Turkey’s foreign minister Cavusoglu was stopped from entering the Netherlands to attend a political…

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Woman power and immigration - this week in pictures

People attend a rally calling for impeached President Park Geun-hye’s arrest in central Seoul, South Korea, March 10, 2017.

People attend a rally calling for impeached President Park Geun-hye’s arrest in central Seoul, South Korea, March 10, 2017.

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Hawaii launches first legal challenge to Trump travel ban

Hawaii has become the first US state to request an emergency order halting President Donald Trump’s revised travel restrictions, or in the words of its attorney general, ‘Muslim Ban…

Hawaii has become the first US state to request an emergency order halting President Donald Trump’s revised travel restrictions, or in the words of its attorney general, ‘Muslim Ban…

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Illegal immigration numbers fall across US-Mexican border

The number of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States from Mexico declined by 40 percent from January to February, according to government figures.

The number of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States from Mexico declined by 40 percent from January to February, according to government figures.

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Alarm in Brussels over new Hungary asylum law

Hungary’s hardline new asylum law has sent shockwaves through the European Parliament, with some MEPs calling for a plenary session to address it.

Hungary’s hardline new asylum law has sent shockwaves through the European Parliament, with some MEPs calling for a plenary session to address it.