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Activists lay on the ground to mark World Refugee Day during a protest in Madrid, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
June 20, 2018 - 10:24 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The Trump administration says that "new actors" must step up to help in the global response to refugees. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States will "will continue to be a world leader...
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FILE - In this March 30, 1942 file photo, Cpl. George Bushy, left, a member of the military guard which supervised the departure of 237 Japanese people for California, holds the youngest child of Shigeho Kitamoto, center, as she and her children are evacuated from Bainbridge Island, Wash. Throughout American history, during times of war and unrest, authorities have cited various reasons and laws to take children away from their parents. Examples include Native American boarding schools, Japanese internment camps and deportations that happened during the Great Depression. (AP Photo/File)
June 20, 2018 - 10:22 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it's not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so. Throughout American history, during...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 18, 2018 file photo, Akemi Vargas, 8, cries as she talks about being separated from her father during an immigration family separation protest in front of the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. District Court building in Phoenix. Child welfare agencies across America make wrenching decisions every day to separate children from their parents. But those agencies have ways of minimizing the trauma that aren't being employed by the Trump administration at the Mexican border. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
June 20, 2018 - 9:32 am
Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande...
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Young exile Tibetan Buddhist monks read a picture storybook at the Namgyal Monastery School in Dharmsala, India, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The Dalai Lama and his followers have been living in exile in the Himalayan town of Dharamsala in northern India since they fled Tibet after a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule. Wednesday marks World Refugee Day. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
June 20, 2018 - 9:22 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 3:20 p.m. More than 100 Rohingya Muslims in the Kutupalong refugee camp outside of Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, have marched to highlight their suffering, demanding that international organizations hold the Myanmar...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, and White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short, right, arrive for a meeting with President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, as Trump rallies Republicans around a GOP immigration bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 20, 2018 - 8:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Pope Francis is criticizing the Trump administration's immigration policy, telling a news reporter earlier this week that he agrees with U.S. Catholic bishops that separating children from their parents at a border...
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Young exile Tibetan Buddhist monks read a picture storybook at the Namgyal Monastery School in Dharmsala, India, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The Dalai Lama and his followers have been living in exile in the Himalayan town of Dharamsala in northern India since they fled Tibet after a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule. Wednesday marks World Refugee Day. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
June 20, 2018 - 8:39 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 2:35 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that the number of refugees worldwide is "simply unthinkable" and that people fleeing is "a central global question of our time." The U.N. refugee agency reported...
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People's Democratic Party leader Mehbooba Mufti addresses the media after resigning as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
June 20, 2018 - 8:37 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's federal government took direct control of Kashmir state Wednesday after the ruling Hindu nationalist party ended its long-troubled alliance there with a Kashmiri political party. The shift to direct rule in the disputed region was approved after the Bharatiya Janata...
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A migrant women from Iraq feeds her grandson in front of the railway station in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Some hundreds of migrants have been camping at the railway station in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo waiting for an opportunity to get to Croatia and Western Europe. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
June 20, 2018 - 7:49 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose country will soon take over the European Union's rotating presidency, says he hopes a weekend mini-summit will address an "overdue" solution to the continent's...
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A migrant women from Iraq feeds her grandson in front of the railway station in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Some hundreds of migrants have been camping at the railway station in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo waiting for an opportunity to get to Croatia and Western Europe. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
June 20, 2018 - 7:20 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Christian and Muslim religious leaders in Cyprus have for the first time issued a joint call for acceptance and support of refugees arriving to the small, ethnically divided island nation. In a video...
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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks during a news conference opposing a proposal to place immigrant children separated from their parents at the border in a facility just east of downtown, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
June 20, 2018 - 7:15 am
Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande...
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