DETROIT (WWJ) – A local family has launched a campaign to stop the deportation of a 30-year old Detroit woman who they say is in a seemingly paradoxical situation with immigration laws. 258 more words
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Many asylum-seekers in Europe from authoritarian Muslim-majority countries are telling refugee boards they are Christians — arguing they therefore cannot return to their countries of origin, where they would be persecuted. 916 more words
They were laughing as the ship sank.
Not the migrants, of course. By all accounts — though there are only a few of those, because there are only a few survivors — the migrants were doing exactly what you’d expect them to do as the sea devoured their boat. 606 more words
Honduran couple and daughters reunite under the threat of deportation.
When Silvia Padilla was pregnant with her second daughter, she and her husband, Marvin Varela, hatched a plan that broke their hearts: They would go to America and leave their girls behind. 146 more words
Double binds and double edges: Wij Zijn Hier and refugees’ struggle for agency in the Dutch migration system
By Moses Hubbard
Abstract: The Netherlands receives approximately 13,000 applicants for political asylum each year, only a fraction of which are accepted. The rest find themselves caught between the Scylla and Charybdis of a national asylum policy which is in many ways oppositional to itself – on one hand they can’t be deported to their home countries or apply for asylum elsewhere, while on the other they are refused any legitimate means to survive within the Netherlands. 7,413 more words
I’ve just come across a very annoying video on my Facebook timeline in which a certain Emenike Michael Nwafor a Nigerian from Nnewi, Anambra state who is seeking asylum in Bordeaux France shreds his Nigerian passport because he doesn’t want to be identified as a Nigerian but a BIAFRAN! 294 more words