200 refugees rejected by Australia have now settled in US

AP 03/02/2018

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister says his government will not consider options for resettling refugees languishing on Pacific islands until the United States fulfills its promise to take up to 1,250 of them. More than a…

Trump orders strict refugee screening, citing terrorists

01/28/2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday barred all refugees from entering the United States for four months — and those from war-ravaged Syria indefinitely — declaring the ban necessary to prevent “radical Islamic terrorists” from entering…

Trump to block refugees, restrict Muslim visitors

01/26/2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was reportedly poised to suspend the US refugee program for four months and to halt visas for travelers from seven Muslim countries — moves that could come as early as Thursday. According…

Canada welcomes refugees

12/12/2015

TORONTO (AP) — The first Canadian government plane carrying Syrian refugees arrived in Toronto late Thursday where they were greeted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is pushing forward with his pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees…

US solons call for refugee ban

11/21/2015

Washington – The House of Representatives voted Thursday to ban Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the United States until tougher screening measures are in place, a move some slammed as giving in to xenophobia after the…

Thousands still adrift

AP 05/23/2015

The UN refugee agency is estimating that over 3,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants — or even more — could still be adrift in the Andaman Sea. The exact numbers are not known, but the UN High Commissioner…

Refugees arrive in Cebu to flee misery in typhoon-hit Tacloban City

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 11/12/2013

When two Philippine Air Force C-130s arrived at the typhoon-wrecked Daniel Romualdez airport in Tacloban City just after dawn yesterday, more than 3,000 people who had camped out hoping to escape the devastation surged onto the tarmac…

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