The Trump effect? Number of US citizens seeking asylum in Canada soars by 500%

Trump seems to have accomplished what political Hollywood never has – convincing thousands of Americans to flee the country. Driven by his policies, more US citizens sought asylum in Canada last year than have in decades. Americans were the third-largest group to seek asylum in Canada in 2017, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, […]

‘Mentally unstable’ person tries to breach into Russian embassy in Berlin to ‘request asylum’

Published time: 14 Nov, 2018 22:30 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2018 23:07 A person with apparent mental health issues, believed to be a citizen of Poland, has been detained as he tried to enter the premises of the Russian embassy in Germany to request asylum, the diplomatic mission in Berlin said. “According to preliminary data, […]

Trump cracks down on asylum claims as caravans surge north

The Trump administration is tightening the screws on illegal immigration, laying the groundwork for a restrictive executive order that would bar illegal border-crossers from seeking asylum. The Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security have put out a joint rule stating that arrivals who break any rules the White House imposes will be barred […]

Trump vows to corral migrant caravans into ‘nice tent cities’ pending ‘asylum trials’

Countering charges of fearmongering stemming from his description of Central American migrant caravans as “invasion,” President Trump shared his plans to house the newcomers in “very nice” tent cities until their cases are heard. Trump told Fox News he plans to build tent cities to hold the thousands of Central American asylum-seekers currently trekking through […]

Israeli gets 100 days community service for lynching asylum seeker he mistook for terrorist (VIDEO)

An Israeli man has avoided jail time and instead been sentenced to 100 days community service for his role in a mob beating of an Eritrean asylum seeker mistaken for a terrorist in the aftermath of an attack. An Israeli man has avoided jail time and instead been sentenced to 100 days community service for […]

Germany’s migration chief is sacked amid an asylum agency fraud scandal – but is the problem solved?

The ousted head of Germany’s refugee agency was central to an unfolding asylum application fraud scandal, but firing her won’t fix core “structural problems” in the country’s migration system, a geopolitical analyst has told RT. After serving just 18 months as head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), Jutta Cordt was fired […]

Jeff Sessions just announced a massive shift in asylum protections for victims of gang and domestic violence

Joshua Roberts/Reuters Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced broad new restrictions on who can qualify asylum in the United States that effectively blocks most victims of gang or domestic violence.  “Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum,” Sessions said in his […]

Trump faces new lawsuit for locking up asylum seekers

A civil rights group has filed a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump’s administration of illegally imprisoning asylum seekers. The group says the detentions violate the US Constitution and break immigration laws. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed the class action lawsuit on behalf of nine plaintiffs on Thursday. The group stated that Immigration and Customs […]

Germany no longer taking in asylum seekers from Italy & Greece – report

Asylum seekers from Italy and Greece will no longer be accepted as part of the EU relocation program by Germany, Die Welt reported citing the country’s Interior Ministry. Germany’s role in the relocation of asylum seekers from Italy and Greece is coming to an end. “Germany largely completed the relocation in 2017,” a spokeswoman for […]

Invasion of privacy? EU court slams ‘gay tests’ for persecuted asylum seekers (DEBATE)

The European Court of Justice has ruled it is wrong to question asylum seekers’ claims of persecution for their homosexuality. RT guests discuss whether psychological testing is justifiable and what possible alternatives exist. “An asylum seeker may not be subjected to a psychological test in order to determine his sexual orientation,” according to a ruling […]