• How the far-right became Europe’s new normal

    How the far-right became Europe’s new normal

    Feb 07, 2020 17:50

    It was a scandal when a far-right party entered government two decades ago. Now it’s just routine. What happened? Twenty years ago, on Feb. 4, 2000, a shock wave reverberated from the heart of Europe: The far-right Freedom Party of Austria, founded in 1956 by National Socialist activists, entered government.

  • Time to change the refugee narrative?

    Time to change the refugee narrative?

    Dec 04, 2019 13:29

    As walls and fences go up, so do the dramatic increases in migrant deaths. The Associated Press reports that 56,800 people died or went missing crossing a border from 2014-18.

  • Asylum seekers are being misclassified under migrant protection protocols

    Asylum seekers are being misclassified under migrant protection protocols

    Dec 01, 2019 19:48

    The Trump administration has tailored existing asylum policy in a way that leaves many refugees who attempt to gain entry along the U.S./Mexico border without the ability to appeal if their asylum applications are denied, as they’re returned to Mexico with no future court dates and no way to enter the country to find an attorney.

  • The business of building walls

    The business of building walls

    Nov 15, 2019 06:45

    As Europe marked the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is tragic that so many new walls have been built across Europe to keep out the most vulnerable people on the planet.

  • The US will soon dump many asylum seekers in Guatemala

    The US will soon dump many asylum seekers in Guatemala

    Nov 11, 2019 16:01

    If forced by the United States to return to Guatemala, Central American asylum seekers will have little protection from misogynistic attacks. The Guatemalan government, in many cases, has been unable or unwilling to prosecute people accused of brutality against women.

  • Greater Mid East project of chaos: The management of savagery

    Greater Mid East project of chaos: The management of savagery

    Nov 01, 2019 14:36

    The refugee crises coming out of the West Asia-North Africa region, generated by the forever wars of Washington and accompanying economic sanctions – or more accurately illegal unilateral coercive measures and economic terrorism – have consequently fueled xenophobia both in the US and abroad.

  • For immigrants, Trump is making America crueler again (2)

    For immigrants, Trump is making America crueler again (2)

    Oct 28, 2019 11:09

    US President Donald Trump’s policies damage the international response to the growing global refugee crisis. In sharp contradiction to the spirit of the 1980 Refugee Act, which states that “it is the policy of the United States to encourage all nations to provide assistance and resettlement opportunities to refugees to the fullest extent possible,” American influence under Trump has moved in exactly the opposite direction.

  • For immigrants, Trump is making America crueler again (1)

    For immigrants, Trump is making America crueler again (1)

    Oct 27, 2019 21:45

    US President Donald Trump’s policies damage the international response to the growing global refugee crisis. In sharp contradiction to the spirit of the 1980 Refugee Act, which states that “it is the policy of the United States to encourage all nations to provide assistance and resettlement opportunities to refugees to the fullest extent possible,” American influence under Trump has moved in exactly the opposite direction.

  • Trump wants to slam the door on all refugees

    Trump wants to slam the door on all refugees

    Aug 04, 2019 10:24

    Since US President Donald Trump came into power, the numbers of refugees admitted have declined egregiously by 71 percent – despite the fact that three years ago, the U.N.

  • Who killed Oscar and Valeria: The inconvenient history of the US refugee crisis

    Who killed Oscar and Valeria: The inconvenient history of the US refugee crisis

    Jul 22, 2019 12:42

    Donald Trump’s anti-immigration cruel policies that snatch away children from the arms of their parents and put them in prisons with inhospitable conditions, including abuse by the jailors, are taking a steady toll of innocent life.