Asylum Seekers & Refugees

US Accepts Record-High Percentage of Christian Refugees

FILE – Demonstrators protest President Donald Trump’s executive immigration ban at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Jan. 29, 2017. WVNTR – (VOA) — The United States is accepting an increasingly large share of Christian refugees, primarily from Africa, while the number of total arrivals remains on track for a historic low this fiscal year, federal […]

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Hundreds Arrested Protesting Trump Administration’s Immigration Policies

Women hold signs as they protest the separation of immigrant families inside the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington. Jacquelyn Martin/AP WVNTR – (NPR) – Women hold signs as they protest the separation of immigrant families inside the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nearly 600 women were arrested […]

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EU leaders reach agreement on migration after late-night summit

EU leaders take part in a European Union summit in Brussels, June 28, 2018. WVNTR – (EuroNews) – European Union leaders have reached an agreement on migration after almost nine hours of talks in Brussels over the sensitive issue threatening their union and zone of free travel, as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government. […]

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Mother, Son Reunited After Separation at US Border

Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia, second from left, rubs her son Darwin Micheal Mejia’s chin as she speaks at a news conference following their reunion at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, in Linthicum, Maryland, June 22, 2018. WVNTR – (VOA) – A migrant mother from Guatemala and her seven-year-old son were reunited early Friday after being separated […]

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Migrants use World Cup Fan IDs to try to enter EU

WVNTR – (The News) – A small number of migrants have used Russia’s World Cup ticketing system that allows visa-free travel for foreign fans to try to enter the European Union illegally, with neighbouring Belarus and Finland reporting cases. Moscow has implemented a Fan ID system that exempts visiting fans from Russia’s strict visa system […]

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On World Refugee Day cities worldwide stand #WithRefugees

WVNTR – Today on World Refugee Day (June 20), mayors from more than 50 cities around the world, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Los Angeles, Manchester, Mexico City, New York, São Paulo and Sydney, are calling for more local authorities and municipalities to join them in welcoming and including refugees in their communities. The Cities #WithRefugees […]

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American Nurses Association Calls On Trump Administration To End Immoral And Cruel Practice Of Separating Children From Their Families At The US Border

WVNTR – The American Nurses Association Board of Directors issued the following statement today: The American Nurses Association (ANA) adamantly opposes the Administration’s policy and practices toward migrants and asylum seekers that result in the forcible separation of children from their families.  These actions put the welfare of immigrant children at risk and are causing […]

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