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A Lesson on Immigration From Pablo Neruda - The New York Times

Interesting vignette from history, reflecting ongoing ideological debates:

Chile, like numerous other countries, has been debating whether to welcome migrants — mostly from Haiti, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela — or to keep them out.

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Floating Island: New home for Rohingya refugees emerges in Bay of Bengal

(Source: sg.news.yahoo.com)

A man cooks a meal in his makeshift restaurant in the Vashan Char, previously known as Thengar Char island in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh February 14, 2018. 1,114 more words

Current Affairs

Floating Island: New home for Rohingya refugees emerges in Bay of Bengal -- Seriously? -- “It’s not a concentration camp." -- Amnesty International: “No one in the humanitarian community we spoke to who thought this was a good idea”

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DHAKA/BHASAN CHAR/COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, amid conflicting signals from top Bangladeshi officials about whether the refugees would end up being stranded there. 1,338 more words

Don’t Make African Nations Borrow Money to Support Refugees

The European refugee crisis has deluded many voters into believing that most refugees are coming to rich countries. They are not — 84 percent are in low- or middle-income nations. 1,057 more words

Argument

Trump Administration Turns Away Iranian Christians

The Trump administration has denied asylum to more than 100 Iranian Christian and other refugees who face possible persecution in their home country, despite White House promises to relieve the plight of religious minorities in the Middle East. 923 more words

Iran

​My Jordan

Brightly colored cars hustle quickly past the assorted shop windows, opened welcomely for all. Steaming Turkish coffee stands, and shoe stores; clothing outlets, and colorful spice shops. 947 more words

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