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.
Amidst the social upheaval in Venezuela, 1,420 Venezuelans have sought asylum in Mexico in the first six months in 2017, a nearly four-fold jump from 2016.
The Russian president said he sees James Comey as “a human rights activist” on par with Edward Snowden, but added that he had failed to produce any evidence of Russian interference in the US elections.
Migration and asylum issues have come to epitomise France’s political tensions and to reflect the critical decisions that will face its next president.
The Bill privileges a narrow category of refugees and leaves those at the frontiers vulnerable to asylum rejection.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has caught referendum fever. He is giving his public a vote on refugee policy in what is being seen as a two-fingered salute to the EU.
The asylum bid is the first known case involving a Turkish military officer in the US, as Turkey purges military ranks after mutinous soldiers commandeered fighter jets, helicopters and tanks in an unsuccessful attempt to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The US is considering granting refuge to a select number of bloggers in Bangladesh who are under “imminent danger” following a series of murders of secular writers and activists in the country.
Most member-states of the European Union have failed to take in their quotas of refugees, and nearly a dozen countries have built barricades to try to keep both migrants and refugees out.
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