Tag: Immigration

Pope Francis in Greece: ‘We Are All Migrants’

In his one-day visit to meet migrants and refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos Saturday, Pope Francis expressed his conviction that “we are all migrants” as he greeted the many asylum-seekers awaiting word regarding the processing of their cases.   Pope Francis visited the Moria detention center, the temporary home of some 3,000 migrants […]

Obama immigration actions face critical day at high court

Monday marks a critical day for President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, as his legal team makes arguments to the Supreme Court to allow them to go forward.   In oral arguments, the Obama administration will ask the justices to lift a lower court injunction that blocked the implementation of the programs, which would allow millions […]

First “Refugee” Family Arrives in Kansas City Under New Obama “Surge” Program

“The first Syrian refugee family to be relocated to the United States under the Obama administration’s new rapid relocation program is grateful for the opportunity to rebuild their lives,” Kansas City, Missouri’s KMBC TV reported on April 11.   “Ahmad al-Abboud said, ‘God bless Kansas City,’ where he and his wife and five young children […]

EU Gives Greece Two Weeks to Form Border Plan

BRUSSELS—The European Commission on Tuesday gave Greece two weeks to come up with concrete plans to improve protection of the European Union’s external border, keeping up the pressure on Athens over the migrant crisis even as the numbers coming into the bloc have fallen.   Read More: EU Gives Greece Two Weeks to Form Border […]

Illegal migrants flooding into EU: Record 1.8MILLION border breaches in just one year

The record figure prompted more calls last night for Britain to get out of the EU.   Anti-Brussels campaigners said the growing flood of illegal crossings shows just how porous Europe’s borders have become.   Vote Leave and Ukip insisted the United Kingdom can only control numbers of arrivals if it ditches EU bureaucracy in […]

Greece Begins Migrant and Refugee Deportations Under EU Plan

ATHENS, Greece — Under heavy security, authorities on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios deported 202 migrants and refugees on boats bound for Turkey — the first to be sent back as part of a controversial European Union plan to limit the amount of migration to Europe.   The operation that started at dawn, […]

Migration Crisis Looms in Background of Brussels Terror Attacks

Belgium officials rushed to restore a sense of security on Tuesday in the face of a horrific string of terror attacks that have left at least 31 dead and dozens more injured.   Authorities responded by freezing all public transport flowing into the heart of Brussels and implementing checkpoints at sections of the border.   […]

Trump calls for tough U.S. border security after Brussels attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called again for tougher U.S. border security following Tuesday’s deadly attacks on the Brussels airport, saying “we have to be very vigilant and careful about who we allow into our country.”   Trump’s comments, in an interview on NBC’s “Today” program, came a day after he expressed […]

The global philosopher: Should borders be abolished?

There are tens of millions of people in the world who have fled their homeland because of war or persecution. But there are millions more who cross borders to be with family, to retire to a warm climate, or to earn more money. Countries have the right to restrict immigration, at least in theory. The […]

Border agents: DHS has ‘no intention’ of deporting illegals

A top Homeland Security official told Border Patrol agents the Obama administration has “no intention of deporting” many of the illegal immigrants caught trying to sneak into the country, ordering instead that they be released so they don’t clog up the courts, a leading advocate for agents testified to Congress.   Brandon Judd, president of […]