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Putin Warns Merkel That Europe Can't Afford a New Syria Refugee Crisis

Putin Warns Merkel That Europe Can't Afford a New Syria Refugee CrisisMerkel was hosting Putin for their first bilateral talks in Germany since 2013



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Canada PM pressured to suspend U.S. refugee agreement in face of 'unacceptable' policy

Canada PM pressured to suspend U.S. refugee agreement in face of 'unacceptable' policyOTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday the U.S. practice of separating immigrant children from their parents on its southern border was “unacceptable”, even as he resisted pressure to suspend a bilateral agreement designating the United States a “safe” country for refugees. Trudeau has been under increasing pressure to suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement, a 2004-era pact under which asylum seekers presenting at a land border crossing in either country are turned back and told to apply for refugee status in the first country they arrived in.



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Immigration rally in NYC to mark 'World Refugee Day'

Immigration rally in NYC to mark 'World Refugee Day'Hundreds of New Yorkers from refugee, immigrant, religious and advocacy communities held a march in observance of World Refugee Day. Marchers laid out 85 pairs of shoes to represent 85,000 refugees who were not allowed into the U.S. in 2018, carried orange rafts symbolizing refugee ocean crossings and read the names of refugees who died in transit.



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Sen. Jeff Merkley: 'Zero Tolerance' Refugee Policy Is Actually 'Zero Humanity'

Sen. Jeff Merkley: 'Zero Tolerance' Refugee Policy Is Actually 'Zero Humanity'"Are we really putting children through a traumatic experience here in the U.S. in order to dissuade their parents from seeking asylum?"



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Iran could unleash new refugee wave, Netanyahu tells Berlin

Iran could unleash new refugee wave, Netanyahu tells BerlinIran’s activities across the Middle East threaten to drive another wave of refugees to Europe, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday. Netanyahu, on a tour to persuade European countries to follow the U.S. administration of Donald Trump in tearing up a nuclear non-proliferation deal with Iran, said the country was using proceeds from eased sanctions to finance conflict. Iran wanted to expand and deploy Shi’ite militias it commanded to convert Muslims from the Sunni branch of Islam, he said at a joint news conference with Merkel.



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Refugee Office That Lost 1,500 Kids Not 'Legally Responsible' For Finding Them: Official

Refugee Office That Lost 1,500 Kids Not 'Legally Responsible' For Finding Them: OfficialThe government program meant to place unaccompanied children taken from the



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Trump Left Nearly 4,000 Applicants For Central American Refugee Program Stranded

Trump Left Nearly 4,000 Applicants For Central American Refugee Program StrandedWASHINGTON — The Trump administration's decision to end a program that helped



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U.S. to resume refugee admissions from 11 'high-risk' countries

U.S. to resume refugee admissions from 11 'high-risk' countriesBy Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will resume admissions for refugees from 11 countries identified as presenting a high security risk, but with extra vetting for these mostly Middle Eastern and African nations, senior U.S. officials said on Monday. The changes came after a 90-day review of refugee admissions from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen by the State Department, Department of Homeland Security and intelligence agencies. The new rules are the latest changes to the U.S. refugee program made by the administration of President Donald Trump to address what it sees as national security issues.



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The Latest: UN defends work of Palestinian refugee agency

The Latest: UN defends work of Palestinian refugee agencyJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):



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'Sesame Street' Wins $100 Million Grant To Create Programming For Refugee Children

'Sesame Street' Wins $  100 Million Grant To Create Programming For Refugee ChildrenThe nonprofit organization behind “Sesame Street” has been awarded a $ 100 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation, the largest of its kind, to create programming for children displaced by Syria’s civil war.



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