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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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Ending refugee program for Central American youth may drive them to smugglers

Ending refugee program for Central American youth may drive them to smugglersThe Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration across the southern U.S. border may drive a new wave of youngsters from Central America to attempt a dangerous and illegal journey through Mexico to escape rampant gang violence in their home countries.



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Trump Withdraws U.S. From UN Migrant And Refugee Compact

Trump Withdraws U.S. From UN Migrant And Refugee CompactContinuing his “America First” approach to foreign policy, President Donald Trump has pulled the U.S. out of a United Nations compact seeking global cooperation to protect the safety and rights of refugees and migrants.



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Rohingya man refugee again 40 years after leaving Bangladesh

Rohingya man refugee again 40 years after leaving BangladeshNearly four decades ago Fazol Ahmed returned to his native Myanmar with his family under a Rohingya repatriation scheme. Now he is back in the teeming camps of Bangladesh with his wife and children, a refugee once again. Ahmed is among the hundreds of thousands of refugees who have crossed into Bangladesh since an upsurge in violence in neighbouring Myanmar in August that the UN has said amounts to ethnic cleansing.



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