Thursday, 21 February 2019
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Nauru could thwart refugee medical transfers to Australia

Added: 19.02.2019 10:35 | 16 views | 0 comments

The Pacific island nation of Nauru will not allow doctors to remotely recommend the medical transfer of asylum seekers to Australia, under a new rule that could thwart an easing of Australia's hardline immigration policy.


[Ticker] Italy's asylum rejection rate at record high

Added: 15.02.2019 7:48 | 2 views | 0 comments

The rate of rejection of would-be asylum seekers has reached a record high in Italy, according to figures released by the . It says some 24,800 asylum applications in Italy were denied in the last four months. It noted rejected asylum applications went from 17,500 from October 2017 to January 2018, to almost 25,000 between October 2018 and January 2019.

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Immigration advocates sue DHS over "Remain in Mexico"

Added: 14.02.2019 23:49 | 5 views | 0 comments

The American Civil Liberties Union and Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Department of Homeland Security, alleging the agency's "Remain in Mexico" policy for asylum seekers is a violation of the 1980 Refugee Act. CBS News digital reporter Kate Smith joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss the complaint.

Groups sue Trump administration over policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico

Added: 14.02.2019 21:18 | 1 views | 0 comments

Human rights groups sued the Trump administration on Thursday over its policy of sending non-Mexican migrants who cross the southern border to seek asylum in the United States back to Mexico to wait while their requests are being processed.


Australia refugee centre detainee wins top human rights award

Added: 14.02.2019 13:16 | 4 views | 0 comments

Abdul Aziz Muhamat wrote about conditions at the Manus Island centre for asylum seekers.

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Sudanese refugee detainee wins top award

Added: 14.02.2019 13:05 | 3 views | 0 comments

Abdul Aziz Muhamat wrote about conditions at the Manus Island centre for asylum seekers.

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Australia prepares for up to 300 medical transfers after refugee amendment

Added: 14.02.2019 7:09 | 15 views | 0 comments

As many as 300 asylum seekers held in Pacific detention centers may be eligible to apply for medical transfers to Australia after hardline immigration laws were eased, media reports and a government official said on Thursday.


Australia to reopen Christmas Island detention center after defeat on refugee policy

Added: 13.02.2019 20:31 | 12 views | 0 comments

Australia will reopen a controversial detention center for asylum seekers, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday after an embarrassing defeat in parliament that allows migrants in offshore camps to receive medical care in the country.



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