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Trump’s immigration orders will make private prison companies filthy rich

Private prison companies just hit the jackpot. While attention was focused Wednesday on President Donald Trump’s orders to start building the border wall and cut federal funding to sanctuary cities,

New DOJ immigration memo targets the most vulnerable kids and asylum seekers, attorneys say

A new Department of Justice memo ordering U.S. immigration courts to expedite the cases of all immigrants currently held in detention centers is setting off alarm bells with immigration advocates and

Angela Merkel is clamping down on asylum seekers as election nears

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to introduce new measures aimed at speeding up the deportation of failed asylum seekers. The plans come as her party tries to project a tougher line on

Asylum seekers are being turned away illegally at the U.S.-Mexico border

This segment originally aired Feb. 1, 2016, on VICE News Tonight on HBO. Customs and Border Protection agents at the San Ysidro Port of Entry — the largest crossing on the U.S.-Mexico border,
Germany Aims to Deport Record Number of Rejected Asylum Seekers in 2017

Germany Aims to Deport Record Number of Rejected Asylum Seekers in 2017

Nearly half of 700,000 asylum requests made in 2016 had been rejected.

This shelter in Buffalo has helped thousands of refugees get to Canada

A very pregnant woman let out a sigh and slumped down on a chair in the registration area of the Vive refugee shelter in Buffalo, New York. Someone set her two young daughters up at a table and they

The refugees who hid Snowden are fighting to stay in Canada

When 46-year-old Vanessa Mae Rodel first met Edward Snowden on the doorstep of her run-down apartment, she saw herself in him — a refugee looking for safety, comfort and security in one of the most

A Vermont mayor’s last day in office after being voted out for pledging to welcome refugees

This segment originally aired March 14, 2017 on VICE News Tonight on HBO. The mayor of Rutland, Vermont’s worst case scenario has became a reality. Chris Louras, the outgoing mayor, pledged to open

Immigrant families hoping for asylum in the U.S. are “terrified and angry” about the process

When Ana’s husband threatened to kill her and her 10-year-old son, she decided to run. So she left her home in Honduras with her son, Cesar, and began an eight-day journey north, reaching Mexico’s

Woman arrested for trying to smuggle West African asylum seekers into Canada

A Regina woman has been charged with smuggling a group of asylum seekers at the Saskatchewan border, in the first case of its kind since an influx of migrants seeking refugee status, intent on

Migrants are hiding deep in forests as they attempt to enter Europe

Fierce anti-migrant rhetoric, the construction of a second border fence in March and the installation of motion sensors have done a lot to deter asylum seekers attempting to cross illegally into

Asylum seeker sentenced to life in Austrian prison for committing war crimes in Syria

A Syrian asylum seeker has been sentenced to life in prison by an Austrian court after being convicted of war crimes for killing 20 wounded government soldiers in his country’s civil war. The

The people who helped Snowden flee the U.S. could be deported from Hong Kong

Four asylum seekers who harbored NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden as he hid out in Hong Kong in 2013 have had their claims rejected. The group now face deportation, their lawyer said Monday. The four
Australia Will Pay $52.7 Million to Settle a Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Abuse on Manus Island

Australia Will Pay $52.7 Million to Settle a Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Abuse on Manus Island

The government will pay some 1,900 claimants, but has not acknowledged liability for mistreatment

Australia’s “cruel, inhuman” immigration policy dealt major blow

The Australian government agreed to pay more than $53 million Wednesday to settle a class action lawsuit from asylum seekers over their treatment at an immigration camp on a remote island in Papua New

Trump has already harmed refugees regardless of Supreme Court ruling

Less than 24 hours after the Supreme Court partially revived President Donald Trump’s travel ban, Amina Ibrahim was outside her local refugee resettlement office in Columbus, Ohio, grasping for

Trump officials are using the Edmonton attack in calls for tougher immigration rules

The Trump administration is calling for a host of immigration changes that include boosting security along the border with Canada, as a U.S. official cited an attack in Edmonton last month as a reason

Turkish spies have allegedly infiltrated Germany’s immigration office

Germany’s domestic intelligence agencies are investigating claims that Turkish spies infiltrated Germany immigration authorities, according to reports. A number of Turkish asylum seekers claim they
Why I Became a Doctor Who Treats Torture Victims

Why I Became a Doctor Who Treats Torture Victims

Politicians who want to turn away refugees should visit my clinic
UK Spending Almost £1m a Day in Foreign Aid on Asylum Seekers and Illegal Migrants in Britain

UK Spending Almost £1m a Day in Foreign Aid on Asylum Seekers and Illegal Migrants in Britain

Home Office contributions to Britain's foreign aid budget totalling £362 million a year are mostly spent on illegal migrants and asylum seekers in the UK.