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The door is closed: Germany begins turning away migrants at the border after Cologne sex attacks

Germany is turning away hundreds of migrants on the border with Austria as the government tries to cut the number of asylum seekers.

There would appear to be a return to the strict implementation of the EU’s controversial Dublin rules for asylum seekers, which chancellor Angela Merkel unilaterally suspended last year with her “open-door” refugee policy. 474 more words


Canmore physician lands in the middle of migrant-filled Mediterranean

Canmore physician Simon Bryant was having a day at the unlikeliest of offices.

That’s because he wasn’t anywhere near Canmore, a mountain village that probably is home to more world-class athletes than any other. 1,053 more words

Local News

The refugees: child soldier grateful kids won't face hardships he did

The first Syrian refugee families arrived in Saskatoon this month, with dozens more on their way. They join thousands already here from Asia, Africa, Latin America and elsewhere. 663 more words

Local News

Asylum denied to North Korean due to firm resettlement in South Korea

May a citizen of North Korea be granted political asylum despite being firmly resettled in South Korea?  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently said, “no.” 563 more words

Political Asylum

Why haven't I been scheduled for my political asylum interview?

I recently saw a woman in my San Francisco office who came to see me because her political asylum case has been pending for two years and she has not been scheduled for an interview.  317 more words

Immigration Law

New Asylum Case on Family as Social Group

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Rios v. Lynch, — F.3d — (9th Cir. 2015)  recently held that the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) erred in not considering an applicant’s claim that he would be persecuted on account of his family connections and thus did not fully consider the family as a social group. 739 more words

Immigration Law

Five Tips to Prepare for your Asylum Interview

With delays of two years, at a minimum, from the date of filing to the date of the asylum interview, at least in San Francisco, it is important to be well prepared for the interview.  726 more words