Trump administration to expand 'Remain in Mexico' policy beyond San Ysidro port

The Trump administration plans in coming weeks to expand its policy of turning back asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border beyond the San Ysidro border crossing to new unidentified “targeted locations,” senior administration officials said Friday. The move is likely to increase tensions with the Mexican government, which has said it regards the policy as a unilateral decision by the […]

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Pence prods Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi on Rohingya massacre, jailed journalists

In some of the strongest language the U.S. has used with Myanmar’s top civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, Vice President Mike Pence urged her to free two Reuters journalists detained by the government and hold accountable those responsible for the slaughter and expulsion of Rohingya minorities from the country into neighboring Bangladesh. It was the highest level meeting between […]

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US, aid groups warn against forced return of Rohingya refugees

The United Nations, the United States, and 42 humanitarian and civil society groups are warning about a plan to begin repatriating Rohingya refugees that may be without their consent and send them back into dangerous conditions. Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a deal last week to start returning some of the more than 723,000 Rohingya who fled state-sponsored violence against their […]

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1st Somali-American in Congress on her journey to making history

Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar joined “The View” on Wednesday to talk about her journey making history as the first Somali-American to win a seat in U.S. Congress. Interested in Midterm Elections? Alongside Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Omar is also now one of the two first Muslim women to win a seat in Congress. Omar shared her experience facing Islamophobia on the […]

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Trump admin proposes lowest cap ever for refugee admissions amid historic global need

The Trump administration is proposing a cap of 30,000 refugee admissions in the 2019 fiscal year, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in what would be the lowest cap ever set in the refugee admissions program’s 43-year history. The current lowest cap was last fiscal year’s ceiling of 45,000 refugees, but the U.S. is on track to admit less […]

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US ends funding of UN agency for Palestinian refugees

The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday. The decision cuts nearly $300 million of planned support. The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral U.S. aid […]

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