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Tag Archives: Refugees
Fleeing sex slavery should be grounds for refugee status, right? Not for girls from Honduras and El Salvador, whose plight is largely ignored by immigration bureaucracies in the United States and Mexico. Many get caught in Mexico, trying to make … Continue reading
Vox puts the numbers in perspective: you are more likely to die by having your clothing melt or catch on fire than you are to die from an immigrant terrorist attack.
With that in mind, maybe we ought to pass legislation mandating nudity. Continue reading
Yusra Mardini and her sister fled the war in Syria, two teenagers making their way through Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, the Balkans and Central Europe to Germany. Crossing the Mediterranean in an overloaded rubber boat, they jumped in the water when … Continue reading
A new UN refugee agency report shows 65.3 million people forcibly displaced from their homes around the world. Of that number, 21.3 million are refugees and 3.2 million are seeking asylum. Another 40.8 million internally displaced persons live inside their … Continue reading
In April, cheery headlines assured us that stringent new EU limits on immigration, spelled out in a deal with Turkey, were already saving lives. That’s a lie. Apart from the other legal and logistical problems of this deal, tens of … Continue reading
Femicide. Killing women. That’s what is happening in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. In Women on the Run, the UN refugee agency reports: “El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras rank first, third, and seventh, respectively, for … Continue reading
Kenya announced last week that it will close all of its refugee camps, forcing more than 600,000 refugees to return to the violence they fled in their home countries of Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia and other nearby countries. That’s terrible, but … Continue reading
Texas, leading the nation as always, granted a child care license to a jail on April 29. It’s a special, private jail, an immigration detention center in Karnes City run by the private, for-profit GEO Group. The Texas license comes … Continue reading
One year ago, I wrote “At least seven hundred people, maybe 900 or more, were on the 70-foot ship that sank in the Mediterranean on Sunday. Almost all of them died.” Last week, it happened again. Another boat packed with refugees … Continue reading
David Wilson and Jane Guskin explain what’s wrong with the mainstream immigration debate, including the Sanders/Clinton pseudo-discussion in their March 9 debate: “The media and the politicians treat the migration either as a natural disaster (‘flooding over the border’) or … Continue reading