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  • (France)...Four dead and up to 11 critically hurt in shooting at Strasbourg Christmas market

    12/11/2018 3:07:27 PM PST · by caww · 138 replies
    dailymail ^ | 11 December 2018 | TERRI-ANN WILLIAMS
    The local fire department for the French city confirmed the casualties early on Tuesday evening The area has been cordoned off and trams have stopped running in the popular tourist destination The gunman had previously been shot by a soldier near the Christmas market and then fled the scene It is not yet clear if the market was a target of the attack or if there was any links to terrorism The Strasbourg-based European Parliament was on lockdown after reports of the shooting emerged Police have said they know the identity of the suspected gunman
  • Michael Reagan, Worthy Asylum Seekers – Or Not

    12/08/2018 5:17:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2018 | Michael Reagan
    Earlier this week I was at an event that honored Malala Yousafzai. Malala, in case you don't recall, is the brave young school girl from a village in Pakistan who was nearly killed in 2012 by the Taliban. She was just 15 when she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for publicly speaking out for the right of all girls to receive a free, safe and quality education. Malala, who became world famous while she lay in a coma for 10 days in a British hospital, was lucky to be given asylum in Britain with her family....
  • The expulsion that backfired: When Iraq kicked out its Jews

    05/31/2016 11:39:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5-31-2016 | Edwin Black
    Bent on destroying Israel, and gripped by vicious anti-Semitism, Baghdad ‘pauperized’ its Jews and forced them to leave for the nascent Jewish state in 1951-2. It believed Israel would collapse under the strain. But the immigrants ultimately helped Israel thrive, and it was Iraq that suffered After Adolf Hitler’s defeat in May 1945, many Nazis melted away from the Reich, smuggled out by such organizations as the infamous Odessa group and the lesser-known Catholic lay network Intermarium, as well as the CIA and KGB. They ensured the continuation of the Nazi legacy in the postwar Arab world. Egypt was a...
  • France and Germany tell EU states ‘to take refugees or pay’

    12/07/2018 7:51:11 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 56 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 7 December 2018 | none stated
    A new German-Franco document that was presented on Thursday, states that EU countries that refuse to take refugees should pay to escape their responsibility, Reuters reports.The measure is seen as a form of “alternative solidarity” in which EU member states pay into the EU’s budget for developmental projects in Africa.The document aims to prevent renewed conflicts over taking migrants. By paying off their responsibility to take migrants, EU rows with countries that don’t want to take migrants or refugees could be prevented. Among other things, the document does say that a situation should be avoided in which all countries prefer...
  • Mounds of garbage, squalor and mess: Caravan moves on, leaving Tijuana its detritus

    12/03/2018 10:15:26 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/3/2018 | Monica Showalter
    The caravan has moved on, with Tijuana authorities now housing the 7,000 Central American migrants in a far more civilized compound than the squalid Astrodome after Katrina-style housing they had occupied. Daily Wire's excellent Ryan Saavedra has a report on what the place looked like, writing: Caravan migrants from Central America that are stuck in Tijuana, Mexico are reportedly trashing the area, leaving behind bottles of urine and mountains of trash. The news comes as migrants are facing increasing backlash and negative attitudes from local Mexican residents, as the overwhelming majority of Mexican residents – 73% – hold negative views...
  • Illegals can get up to $3,874 a month under Federal Assistance program.

    11/29/2018 4:39:20 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 55 replies
    Twitter @ realDonaldTrump ^ | November 28, 2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump retweeted The Trump Train 🚂🇺🇸 @The_Trump_Train Nov 27 Will CNN ever ask Border Patrol agents how they felt having large rocks chucked at them by criminal illegals? Illegals can get up to $3,874 a month under Federal Assistance program. Our social security checks are on average $1200 a month. RT if you agree: If you weren't born in the United States, you should receive $0 assistance. ·
  • Caravans, Churches and Criminal Sanctuaries

    04/04/2018 5:49:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    Open borders tour guides in Mexico illegally shepherding 1,500 Central Americans to the United States border declared victory this week. Mexican officials reportedly are offering humanitarian visas to avert a showdown. But the parade of immigration lawlessness marches on -- with reckless aiding and abetting by churches across the U.S. Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the group in charge of the annual "migrant caravan," launched its effort during Holy Week by invoking the Stations of the Cross with biblical costumery and prop crosses. When they're not serving as human traffickers masquerading as human rights activists, these travel agents for amnesty busy themselves...
  • No Bueno: Mexican Officials Deny 'Remain in Mexico' Caravan Agreement Has Been Met

    11/25/2018 1:31:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Is this another case of fake news or is the incoming left-wing populist government simply trying to play hardball with Señor Trump? Hours after the Washington Post reported that a supposed deal had been met to keep the Central American migrant caravan in Mexico as the United States sorts through asylum applications, Mexico's incoming foreign minister denied that any agreement had been reached and that conversations are still continuing. According to the BBC, "Marcelo Ebrard denied reaching an agreement which would see asylum seekers waiting in Mexico while their claims were processed in US courts." Likewise, the man who will serve in president-elect...
  • Clinton Calls for Tough Talk on Immigration [semi-satire]

    11/24/2018 1:01:15 PM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Nov 2018 | John Semmens
    This past week, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned European politicians that “the lack of tough-sounding rhetoric regarding immigrants and refugees has paved the way for right-wing populists like Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, the Alternative for Germany Party, and Donald Trump to gain traction with voters. Preying on voters’ fears that allowing masses of semi-civilized immigrants into their countries endangers their cultural history, these political outsiders have threatened the long-term progressive governing coalition in several countries.” Clinton advised that “we need to take a more nuanced message to the voters who currently matter in order to keep the doors...
  • Wary of Trump's USA, Central American migrants find only despair in Spain (Fax me a Kleenex)

    11/23/2018 5:38:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Metro News ^ | November 23, 2018 | Sabela Ojea, Reuters
    MADRID (Reuters) - Migrants from Central America are turning to former colonial master Spain as they face rejection from the United States in their attempts to escape rampant violence and poverty at home, but the streets of Madrid offer little relief. After selling all they have to pay for flights to Europe, the migrants often end up sleeping on the streets or in doorways, without warm clothes, food or cash....
  • UN Refugee Agency Tries to Step on U.S. National Sovereignty

    11/15/2018 6:39:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/15/18 | Joseph Klein
    UNHCR is a prime example of a globalist institution out of control. Members of the first of several Central American migrant “caravans” have already arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico. Some of the migrants scaled or crawled through barrier fences, attempting to move onto U.S. soil illegally. So far, Border Patrol agents have been dealing with the situation, but they may have more difficulty as more migrants arrive en masse and try to enter the United States illegally. It was to deter such entry that President Trump issued a proclamation that would deny political asylum to migrants crossing illegally...
  • Canada to Step Up Deportations of Undocumented Migrants

    11/01/2018 9:39:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    VOA News Canada ^ | October 31, 2018 | VOA Staff
    Canada’s border agency said Wednesday that it planned to increase its deportations of undocumented migrants by 10,000 a year. These are to include not just failed refugees and asylum-seekers but those authorities regard as national security threats. “While Canada is a humanitarian country that has welcomed many immigrants and asylum-seekers over the years, those coming to our country are expected to abide by our laws and processes,” a border agency spokesperson told the state-run Canadian Broadcasting Corp. There is a backlog of about 18,000 migrants listed for deportation, with 5,300 so-called actionable cases, meaning there are no legal appeals or...
  • Lena Dunham to Adapt Refugee Survival Story for Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams

    10/29/2018 7:45:54 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | October 29, 2018 | Matt Donnelly
    Lena Dunham will write the harrowing survival tale of a Syrian refugee stranded at sea for the big screen. Dunham has been tapped by co-producers Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams to adapt “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival.” The nonfiction release comes from author Melissa Fleming, the chief spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner and Flatiron Books. It documents the true story of Doaa Al Zamel, a mother of two fleeing Egypt for Sweden by boat. Shipwrecked along the way, Al Zamel survived for days in open water holding...
  • Desperate Pakistani Christians Languish in Thailand

    10/29/2018 8:39:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/29/2018 | Doug Mandow
    Bangkok — Thailand’s capital of Bangkok is a large, bustling, chaotic metropolis. The friendly, informal nation of Thailand draws visitors from around the world. Filling some backstreet neighborhoods are impoverished Pakistani Christians, stranded in the Thai capital while hoping to gain religious asylum elsewhere. They survive with support from my friends at Christian Freedom International, which aids victims of religious persecution, and other humanitarian groups. The problem reflects domestic failures in Pakistan, especially social and legal discrimination and persecution, often violent, against religious minorities. Islamabad is formally an American ally but in practice has constantly challenged U.S. interests. The domestic...
  • 'We Won't Be Broken.' Caravan of Migrants Sets Sights on U.S., Defying President Trump's Threats

    10/21/2018 4:18:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 21, 2018 | Ioan Grillo
    Lining up on the rocky bank of the Suchiate river, which runs along Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala, a thronging crowd from the migrant caravan shouted to their companions squatting on the international bridge. “Venganse,” they chanted, come on over. Minutes later, groups from the bridge poured down the hill to jump on rafts made with tires and crossed into Mexico. No police stopped them. With large numbers making it over the river into Mexico by late Saturday, participants from the caravan of Hondurans and other Central Americans settled temporarily in the plaza of this border city. Some lay exhausted,...
  • Judge Halts Termination of TPS for Sudan, Haiti, El Salvador, and Nicaragua

    10/11/2018 10:27:24 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 28 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 05 October 2018 | Andrew R. Arthur
    Under this ruling, would the Trump administration ever be allowed to end TPS for any country? [This is a Conservative legal analysis of the District Court ruling that came down about one week ago]
  • Syria foreign minister tells U.N. country is ready for refugee return

    10/04/2018 1:33:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 29, 2018 | Michelle Nichols and Yara Bayoumy
    Syria’s foreign minister, Walid al-Moualem, told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that the country was ready for the voluntary return of refugees who fled during the more than seven-year conflict. ... We welcome any assistance with reconstruction from those countries that were not part of the aggression on Syria
  • Trump plan to deport immigrants blocked

    10/04/2018 10:03:05 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 52 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Oct 4, 2018 | Bob Egelko
    The Trump administration’s plan to deport more than 300,000 undocumented immigrants whose home countries have been hit by disasters was blocked Wednesday by a San Francisco federal judge, who said the administration had abruptly changed federal policies without explanation and may have been motivated by racism. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen issued a nationwide injunction preserving temporary protected status for former residents of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan. President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security had decided to revoke that status for all four nations, eliminating the immigrants’ protections from deportation. The deportations had been scheduled to start with the...
  • Mother of two punches Lindsay Lohan over 'child abduction' bid

    09/29/2018 12:52:48 PM PDT · by Halls · 22 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | September 29,2018 | Entertainment Desk
    Mean Girls actor Lindsay Lohan is back in news for all the wrong reasons. The one-time teen idol, currently in Russia, posted an unsettling video of her ‘interacting’ with a family she claimed came from war-torn Syria. “Hey everyone, I just want to show you a family that I met,” she said in the video, “a Syrian refugee family that I’m really worried about. They really need help.”
  • Syria foreign minister tells U.N. country is ready for refugee return

    09/29/2018 10:50:00 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    Syria's foreign minister, Walid al-Moualem, told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that the country was ready for the voluntary return of refugees who fled during the more than seven-year conflict. "We welcome any assistance with reconstruction from those countries that were not part of the aggression on Syria," he said. "The countries that offer only conditional assistance or continue to support terrorism, they are neither invited nor welcome to help."