Tag: Immigration

EU-Turkey summit to focus on stemming flow of migrants to Europe

EU and Turkish leaders are meeting in Brussels in a decisive moment for Europe’s efforts to get to grips with its migration crisis, which is on the brink of turning into a humanitarian catastrophe.   At the summit on Monday, the leaders will call on Turkey to do more to stop migrants and refugees from […]

PM Push For Migrants To Be Sent Back To Turkey

David Cameron is in Brussels as EU leaders gather for an emergency summit to discuss the growing migrant crisis.   Speaking as he arrived, Mr Cameron said the crisis was “the greatest challenge facing Europe today”.   He made reference to the EU referendum, saying: “Even outside the EU we’d be affected by a migration […]

Pope Calls Migrant Crisis ‘Arab Invasion’, Says Europe Must ‘Rediscover Its Cultural Roots’

Pope Francis has described the European migration crisis as an “Arab invasion”. He said that “Europe weakens” by “forgetting its own history”, but, because of its low birth rate and colonial history, the mass migration could be beneficial.   “Today we can talk about an Arab invasion”, the Roman Catholic leader told the Vatican newspaper […]

Europe, Reeling From Strain, Tells Economic Migrants: Don’t Bother

BRUSSELS — As Europe’s migrant crisis spiraled toward yet another humanitarian catastrophe, a European Union leader issued a stark warning Thursday to millions in search of economic opportunity: Stay away.   “Do not come to Europe,” said Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, which represents the bloc’s 28 leaders. “Do not believe the […]

Border Crime Taking A Toll On Residents In Southwest New Mexico, Arizona

Residents of New Mexico’s Bootheel and parts of southern Arizona say human smuggling and drug trafficking is taking its toll on the region.   The Deming Headlight reports that residents are scheduled Thursday to express their concerns to federal officials during a meeting at the Animas Community Center in Animas, New Mexico.   Judy Keeler, […]

Migrant crisis: EU to unveil emergency aid plan

The European Union is preparing to spend hundreds of millions of euros on humanitarian aid, as Greece struggles to cope with an influx of migrants. Under plans to be submitted on Wednesday, EU funds could be deployed within Europe in the same way they are used to help crises outside the bloc. The UN has […]

Top border chief to agents who object to Obama amnesty: ‘Look for another job’

This executive amnesty is a direct attack on the Congress’s Article I powers under the Constitution,” Mr. Ryan said. “The president is not permitted to write law. Only Congress is. The House will make that very clear.”   Mr. Obama announced his new policy in November 2014, granting what he called “deferred action” to as […]

Obama Admin Preparing for at Least 75,000 More Border Surge Minors

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is making preparations for at least 75,000 additional unaccompanied alien minors in its fiscal year 2017 budget request to Congress.   In written testimony prepared for the House Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Homeland Security, CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske explained the agency’s struggle to respond to the influx of unaccompanied minors and family […]

Europe in Turmoil as Leaders Struggle to Control Migrant Situation

The European Union could be on the cusp of a massive humanitarian catastrophe as leaders stumble in their efforts to regulate the flow of migrants crossing its borders from the Mediterranean Sea.“The possibility of a humanitarian crisis of a large scale is there and very real,” Dimitris Avramopoulos, the E.U. commissioner responsible for immigration issues, […]

Scandinavian nations are reaching their breaking points on immigration

Norwegian officials called the school guards “extra supervision.”   Critics said the plan to post security personnel near an Oslo school in case of assaults by newly arrived refugees was an ugly euphemism for intolerance.   Across the border in the far northern Swedish town of Kalix, a traditional bastion of center-left politics, more than […]