The countries have declined to shelter asylum-seekers despite an overall drop in arrivals due to tighter borders and projects beyond the EU’s frontiers to discourage migration to Europe.
Australia and PNG are trying to close the Manus Island centre, one of two remote Pacific camps that Canberra uses to detain asylum seekers who arrive by boat. The camps have drawn widespread international condemnation.
India’s actions prove that what separates an illegal immigrant from a refugee is not a question of actual persecution but of political expediency.
Australia agreed to settle nearly 2,000 refugees held offshore in exchange for UNHCR facilitating a swap deal with the US.
The lawsuit said that some US Customs and Border Protection agents referred to President Trump’s tough immigration policies when turning away asylum seekers.
More than a year after the EU-Turkey deal, the number of asylum seekers arriving in Greece has reduced drastically while those already stuck are suspended in a state of uncertainty.
A result of Trump’s crackdown on immigrants, Canada will see its highest number of asylum claims this year, with one-fifth being illegal crossings.
Dozens of asylum seekers held in a detention centre in Papua New Guinea have elected to accept cash from Australia to return to their home countries in the largest exodus from the South Pacific camp in four years.
Should Trump veto the deal with Australia, the detainees would be left with the choice of returning to their home countries or remaining in Nauru or Papua New Guinea.
The Bill privileges a narrow category of refugees and leaves those at the frontiers vulnerable to asylum rejection.
The Immigration Act of 2016 denies those without leave to remain, access to basic infrastructure like housing, employment, health care, banking services and driving licenses.