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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 […]

Simon Pegg & Nick Frost Developing ‘Truth Seekers’, A Paranormal Investigation Comedy Series

One of the best on-screen duos in recent memory is undoubtedly that of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. They’ve starred in all three of Edgar Wright’s films in his makeshift Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End), not to mention the alien road trip comedy Paul with Seth […]

Japan to curb asylum seekers’ right to work from Monday even as it struggles with tight labor market

Issei Kato/Reuters Japan will limit the right of asylum seekers to work starting on Monday, likely incresing their numbers in detention centers, where almost half a million already live. Japan has one of the world’s toughest refugee systems, and only accepted ten refugees between January and September of last year. From Monday, only bonafide refugees […]

Israel is paying its citizens to help deport asylum seekers

Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images Israel will offer $ 8,700 to civilians who sign on to help the government forcibly deport asylum seekers. The country announced it will, by March, evacuate its main detention center, which houses thousands of asylum seekers from war-torn countries including Sudan and Eritrea.  Those who don’t leave by March face “enforcement […]

Pilots REFUSE to fly rejected asylum seekers back to Afghanistan – 200 flights grounded

German pilots have grounded over 200 flights after refusing to be part of the deportation of failed asylum-seekers.  The government stated 222 planned flights were stopped by pilots who reportedly wanted no part in the controversial return of refugees to Afghanistan.  Between January and September 222 flights were cancelled with 140 of those at Frankfurt […]

Germany offers rejected asylum seekers up to €3,000 to go home before March

The German Interior Ministry is offering rejected asylum seekers a hefty bonus to go to their country of origin voluntarily rather than face deportation. This is a new effort to turn back the refugee tide brought on by Angela Merkel’s “open door” policy. The offer is intended to supplement the existing program dubbed ‘StarthilfePlus,’ which […]

LGBT Asylum Seekers Face a Tough New Battle in Ukraine

Soldado Kowalisidi had fought for LGBT rights in Siberia since 2012, and had come out as a transgender man in 2015, when last year he finally sought shelter in Ukraine, convinced he couldn’t continue his work in Russia anymore. Russia had just passed legislation widely known as the “Yarovaya package” — twin anti-terrorism laws that […]