Political refugees

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, walks past White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, right, after speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 18, 2018 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Microsoft is facing criticism over its relationship with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement amid the forced separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Social media...
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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks at the National Sheriffs' Association convention in New Orleans, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
June 18, 2018 - 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen (KEER'-sten) Nielsen says the immigration crisis that has led to families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border is not new to the Trump administration...
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This photo released on Sunday, June 17, 2018, by French NGO "SOS Mediterranee", shows migrants disembarking the SOS Mediterranee's Aquarius ship and MSF (Doctors Without Borders) NGOs, after its arrival at the eastern port of Valencia, Spain. Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a week long ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only to become the latest pawn in Europe's battle over immigration. (Kenny Karpov/SOS Mediterranee via AP)
June 18, 2018 - 4:44 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the immigration debate in Europe (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Experts within the Council of Europe are asking Hungarian lawmakers to delay passage of a bill that would penalize people who assist refugees with up to a year in prison. Venice Commission chief Gianni...
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In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, rest in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)
June 18, 2018 - 2:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Former first lady Michelle Obama is adding her voice to the rising chorus of criticism of the Trump administration's policy of family separation at the border. On Twitter Monday, Michelle Obama re-...
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In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, rest in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)
June 18, 2018 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 1:43 p.m. About 80 immigrants who were arrested at the border in recent days appeared in court Monday to plead guilty to immigration charges. Lawyers say they brought about two dozen children with them. Some...
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Migrants are checked by emergency workers after arriving o the Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo at the eastern port of Valencia, Spain, Sunday, Jun. 17, 2018. The first Italian government ship accompanying the migrant aid vessel Aquarius with 630 people aboard on Sunday docked at the Spanish port ending a weeklong perilous crossing of the Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
June 17, 2018 - 5:03 pm
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 4:00 p.m. The United Nations refugee agency is warning against a repeat of the standoff that left a private rescue ship carrying 629 migrants at sea for a week. A convoy consisting of the aid ship Aquarius...
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Migrants are checked by emergency workers after arriving o the Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo at the eastern port of Valencia, Spain, Sunday, Jun. 17, 2018. The first Italian government ship accompanying the migrant aid vessel Aquarius with 630 people aboard on Sunday docked at the Spanish port ending a weeklong perilous crossing of the Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
June 17, 2018 - 8:52 am
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Italy's right-wing interior minister says he hopes Spain accepts "66,629" more migrants. Speaking at a political rally, Matteo Salvini thanked Spain on Sunday for welcoming 629 migrants who were...
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This June 12, 2018 photo released Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by French NGO "SOS Mediterranee" shows migrants being transferred from the Aquarius ship to Italian Coast Guard boats, in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy dispatched two ships Tuesday to help take 629 migrants stuck off its shores on the days-long voyage to Spain in what is forecast to be bad weather, after the new populist government refused them safe port in a dramatic bid to force Europe to share the burden of unrelenting arrivals. (Kenny Karpov/SOS Mediterranee via AP)
June 15, 2018 - 3:59 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants to Europe (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Germany's interior minister has fired the head of the country's migration authority amid a scandal over the allegedly improper approval of over a thousand asylum requests. News agency dpa reported the German...
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German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, front, sits on the opposite of German German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center back ground, prior to the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
June 13, 2018 - 4:40 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to be heading for a showdown with her conservative allies over a proposal to close the country's borders to some refugees, with the two sides reportedly meeting for crisis talks in Berlin late Wednesday. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has...
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A migrant woman and baby wait for a health check up after disembarking from Italian Coast Guard vessell "Diciotti" which docked at the Sicilian port of Catania, southern Italy, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The vessel docked in Catania with 932 migrants aboard in a sign that Italy under the populist 5-Star Movement and anti-migrant League is still accepting some migrants, but is forcing other countries to share the burden. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
June 13, 2018 - 12:16 pm
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 6:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading for a showdown with her conservative allies in a dispute over whether to turn back some refugees at the border. Horst Seehofer, who heads the Bavaria-only...
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