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The US wants to turn back migrants at the US-Mexico border over fears of spreading coronavirus through detention facilities and Border Patrol agents

Citing fears of keeping the novel coronavirus from spreading, the US government is weighing a plan to immediately turn back all migrants who approach the US-Mexico border without documentation. It’s unclear how the policy would work in practice – typically, Border Patrol agents intercept migrants and take them to have […]
The US wants to turn back migrants at the US-Mexico border over fears of spreading coronavirus through detention facilities and Border Patrol agents
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Top Trump officials reportedly discussed whether the US military could build and run ‘tent city’ detention camps for migrants

President Donald Trump’s top national-security advisers discussed whether the military could be used to build and run “tent city” detention camps for migrants, NBC News reported. But the Posse Comitatus Act generally bars the government from using troops to enforce domestic laws. Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan was asked about […]
Top Trump officials reportedly discussed whether the US military could build and run ‘tent city’ detention camps for migrants
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Trump reportedly told his border chief to close the border and block migrants from entering the US — and that if he went to jail, he’d pardon him

President Donald Trump told the former Customs and Border Protection commissioner to illegally block asylum-seekers from entering the US – and that he’d pardon him if he were jailed, CNN reported on Friday. The commissioner, Kevin McAleenan, is now the acting Homeland Security secretary after Kirstjen Nielsen resigned under pressure […]
Trump reportedly told his border chief to close the border and block migrants from entering the US — and that if he went to jail, he’d pardon him
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Women seeking asylum for family violence don’t have an easy time getting it

Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun’s story has travelled around the world this week, highlighting Saudi Arabia’s repressive treatment of women and that not only those who seek asylum by sea face perilous journeys to safety. For now, al-Qunun remains in Thailand, and it’s been reported the UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR) […]
Women seeking asylum for family violence don’t have an easy time getting it
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Thai authorities will not deport Saudi teen seeking asylum in Australia

Thai authorities have confirmed they will not deport Saudi Arabian teenager Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq al-Qunun who is seeking asylum in Australia. Al-Qunun arrived in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport on Sunday and claims her passport was confiscated by Saudi Arabian diplomatic staff on arrival. She was due to be deported to Kuwait […]
Thai authorities will not deport Saudi teen seeking asylum in Australia