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Trump To Migrants: Stay Home

Trump To Migrants: Stay HomePresident Donald Trump delivered a speech to the United Nations General



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8 people, including 4 migrants in US illegally, die in crash

8 people, including 4 migrants in US illegally, die in crashEight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said.



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18 injured in German rival protests over migrants

18 injured in German rival protests over migrantsEighteen people were injured in rival demonstrations capping off a week marked by xenophobic protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz, prompting Germany’s foreign minister to urge Germans to “get off our sofas” and speak up against racism. Chemnitz has been in the spotlight after violent far-right protests erupted over the fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old man, allegedly by a Syrian and an Iraqi last Sunday. On Saturday, 8,000 people answered a joint call by far-right party AfD and Islamophobic PEGIDA street movement to descend once again on the streets of the former communist city which was in the erstwhile East Germany.



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Thousands protest for and against migrants in tense German town

Thousands protest for and against migrants in tense German townThousands of opponents and supporters of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immigration policy marched Saturday through the eastern city of Chemnitz after a wave of racist violence that followed a knife killing. Anti-fascist demonstrators, meanwhile, brandished banners reading “Chemnitz is neither grey nor brown” and “Heart instead of hate”. There was a heavy police presence with reinforcements from all over Germany after they were outnumbered by thousands of neo-Nazis, football hooligans and other extremists earlier this week.



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Italy's far-right interior minister faces probe over stranded migrants

Italy's far-right interior minister faces probe over stranded migrantsProsecutors in Sicily on Saturday opened an inquiry into Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for “illegal confinement, illegal arrest and abuse of power”, reports said, over his refusal to allow over 100 rescued migrants off a coastguard ship. Authorities earlier allowed a dozen migrants to leave the Diciotti where they have been stranded for days, as it also hailed Albania for offering to accept some of those on board. Rome has blocked most of the migrants from stepping off the boat which docked at the port of Catania in Sicily on Monday night, leaving them trapped as Italy pushes other EU nations to take them in.



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Government Agencies Coordinated To Arrest Migrants Seeking Legal Status, ACLU Says

Government Agencies Coordinated To Arrest Migrants Seeking Legal Status, ACLU SaysVarious branches of the federal government worked in tandem to time interviews



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Humanitarian ship seeks European port for rescued migrants

Humanitarian ship seeks European port for rescued migrantsThe Aquarius, run by Franco-German charity SOS Mediterranee and Doctors without Borders (MSF), rescued 141 people in two separate operations off the Libyan coast last week. As that rescue was underway, SOS Mediterranee and MSF asked for guidance on where to take those they had saved. “What is of utmost importance is that the survivors are brought to a place of safety without delay, where their basic needs can be met and where they can be protected from abuse,” said Nick Romaniuk, search and rescue coordinator for SOS Mediterranee.



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Spain-France border town sees marked increase in migrants

Spain-France border town sees marked increase in migrantsIrún (Spain) (AFP) – With migrant arrivals to Spain’s southern shores on the rise, more of them are heading north to the border town of Irun, some sleeping rough as they wait to cross into neighbouring France, locals and officials say. Residents and associations in the northern Basque city joined forces last month in an informal network to bring food and clothes for the migrants after they were alarmed at the increase, said Bibi Liras, an activist.



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Venezuelan migrants throng Ecuador-Colombia border high up in Andes

Venezuelan migrants throng Ecuador-Colombia border high up in AndesImpoverished Venezuelans are fleeing food shortages, hyperinflation, and violent crime in their homeland, often taking days-long bus rides across South America because they cannot afford flights. Ecuador’s government on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in three provinces due to a jump in Venezuelans who arrived through Colombia. Authorities said up to 4,500 Venezuelans had crossed daily since the weekend, up from around 500 to 1,000 people previously.



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Trump officials won't say whether the government is still separating child migrants from their parents

Trump officials won't say whether the government is still separating child migrants from their parentsTrump administration officials refused to answer whether children are still being separated from their parents at the border during a heated conference call with reporters.



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