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WAST Workshop!

Working with women asylum seekers has taught me that when we class ourselves as strong women, we are doing so by assessing a measure of our experiences and achievements. 256 more words

Los Angeles Times: Family Once Again - For Now

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

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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

Policy And Agency

VIDEO: NIGERIAN SEEKING ASYLUM IN FRANCE SHREDS HIS PASSPORT THEN CLAIMS TO BE A BIAFRAN

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! 278 more words

SPECIAL REPORT

Bay Area Woman Calls For Husband To Return To The US After Being Released From Chinese Prison

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The Bay Area woman, whose dissident husband was released from a Chinese prison on Thursday, is now calling for his return to the United States. 391 more words

News

UK announces inquiry into former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko's murder

FILE – In this Friday, May 10, 2002 file photo Alexander Litvinenko, former KGB spy and author of the book “Blowing Up Russia: Terror From Within”, is photographed at his home in London. 638 more words

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