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EU agrees new sanctions against Belarus over border crisis
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EU agrees new sanctions against Belarus over border crisis

The EU has agreed on new sanctions against Belarus targeting “everyone involved” in facilitating the transport of people to Belarus’s border with Poland, where thousands are stuck in makeshift camps in freezing weather. The EU accuses Alexander Lukashenko’s regime of waging a “hybrid attack” against the bloc by allowing people from the Middle East who are desperate to reach...

Germany urges unity as crisis worsens for migrants at Poland-Belarus border
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Germany urges unity as crisis worsens for migrants at Poland-Belarus border

Germany needs to get the “whole of the democratic world” onboard to support orderly immigration to Europe, its interior minister has said, amid a worsening crisis at the Poland-Belarus border. Horst Seehofer accused Belarus and Russia of exploiting refugees and migrants in an attempt to destabilise the west, and said EU countries must stand together...

Migrants turned away at border under Biden face shocking abuse in Mexico
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Migrants turned away at border under Biden face shocking abuse in Mexico

Nearly 3,300 migrants stranded in Mexico since January due to a US border policy have been kidnapped, raped, trafficked or assaulted, according to a new report by the campaigning group Human Rights First. The report documents cases of migrants and asylum seekers stuck in Mexico since Joe Biden took office on 20 January. The number of cases has jumped...

Officials head to Guatemala and Mexico amid rise in migrants at US border
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Officials head to Guatemala and Mexico amid rise in migrants at US border

The Biden administration announced on Monday that two senior officials will travel to Mexico and Guatemala to discuss the increase in migrants attempting to enter the US. Emily Horne, a spokesperson for the national security council, said Roberta Jacobson, special assistant to the president and coordinator for the south-west border, “will travel to Mexico to engage with Mexican government...

Fury as Boris Johnson fails to understand government’s own immigration policy
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Fury as Boris Johnson fails to understand government’s own immigration policy

Boris Johnson has prompted fury after wrongly suggesting all migrants barred from state support under the Home Office’s no recourse to public funds (NRPF) policy are in the UK unlawfully. The prime minister has rejected calls for the NRPF condition to be suspended during the pandemic, backing up this decision by saying it applies to people in the country...

Up to 4,000 rejected Channel migrants still in the UK, Home Office figures show
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Up to 4,000 rejected Channel migrants still in the UK, Home Office figures show

Statistics for the period between January 2018 and June 30 this year reveal that 4,613 people entered the country after making the treacherous journey. Of those, 4,562 made asylum claims that they were fleeing war or persecution in their home country. However, only 429 have been granted asylum or other humanitarian protection. The Home Office figures...

Brexit: Anger as US firm involved in detention of child migrants to run ‘border operations centre’
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Brexit: Anger as US firm involved in detention of child migrants to run ‘border operations centre’

 firm involved in the detention of child migrants in the US will help run a new operations centre to ease post-Brexit border chaos, triggering an outcry. Amnesty International and the Liberal Democrats hit out at Michael Gove after he picked Palantir – widely criticised over Donald Trump’s “human rights violations of asylum-seekers and migrants” – for his multimillion-pound unit. The centre will use cutting-edge software to...