Under a 2016 agreement between the European Union and Turkey, Lesbos and the four other islands have been used as natural barriers for migrants and refugees trying to reach the mainland of EU member Greece. That has resulted in serious overcrowding at the existing island camps and living conditions for migrants that U.N. officials have called horrific. … [Read more...] about Greece Scraps Plans to Build More Migrant Camps Following Protests on Overwhelmed Islands
“This framework will reduce recidivism and border violence by returning Mexican nationals closer to their cities of origin,” ICE officials stated. “ICE works closely with CBP to ensure the safe and timely removal of individuals who have unlawfully crossed the southern border.” … [Read more...] about 1K Migrants Returned to Mexican Interior Under New Trump Program
The president previously vowed to send the U.S. military, as opposed to the National Guard, to confront the group, which the United Nations now estimates is over 7,200 members strong. Dramatic footage over the weekend showed the caravan, which is at least 1,100 miles from the U.S. border, defying Trump's warnings and smashing a border fence, as migrants flooded into Mexico despite the presence of riot police. … [Read more...] about Trump vows to send as many troops ‘as necessary’ to keep growing migrant caravan out
“We don’t know how it works. What we do know is the list for the girls from around here has not dropped, and non-national families are moving in. We are tired of seeing the girls move out of the area, away from their family supports. Our communities are being broken,” she said. … [Read more...] about ‘House the Irish First’ – Protesters Block Housebuilding for ‘Non-national Families’
The administration was able to make this increase by scaling up its effort to screen applicants in the region, boosting staffing at key processing locations in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt, and accelerating the security vetting and interview process. … [Read more...] about Will refugees bring Europe’s terror woes to US homeland?