Melody Hart speaks to Ansly Damus via webcam at the Geauga County Safety Center.Courtesy of Gary Benjamin and Melody Hart Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Somewhere in an Ohio jail, Ansly Damus was listening to Melody Hart and Gary Benjamin. It was late October, and they were telling Damus that the trees were changing colors. Damus, a 42–year-old asylum-seeker from Haiti, had not been allowed outside in two years. Hart and Benjamin, a local married couple in their sixties who had become Damus’ biggest allies and advocates in the United States, didn’t know exactly where Damus was. They’d been been making the hour-long drive from Cleveland to visit Damus in the small town of Chardon nearly every week for the past nine months, but they’d never actually seen him face to face. Inmates in the Geauga County jail must speak to friends and family through webcams and small monitors. Hart and Benjamin were sitting in a narrow … [Read more...] about A Haitian Asylum-Seeker Did Everything Right. ICE Sent Him to a Windowless Jail Cell.
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Theo Hettema, chair of the General Council of the Protestant Church of The Hague, answers questions during an interview in front of the Bethel church in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. For more than a month, a rotating roster of preachers and visitors has been leading a non-stop, round-the-clock service at a small Protestant chapel in a quiet residential street in The Hague in an attempt to prevent the deportation of a family of Armenian asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- For more than a month, a rotating roster of preachers has been leading a non-stop, round-the-clock service at a small Protestant chapel in The Hague in an attempt to shield a family of Armenian asylum-seekers from deportation. Under a centuries-old tradition, authorities in the Netherlands don't enter a church while a service is underway. That means that for now the Tamrazyan family -- parents, their two daughters and son -- are safe from Dutch immigration authorities … [Read more...] about Dutch church holds 24/7 service to shield asylum-seekers
US & Canada 6 July 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44743483 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A surge of asylum seekers from the US has caused strife between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the leader of the … [Read more...] about Trudeau defends asylum seeker policy
NEW YORK – Asylum seekers moving to Europe have raised their adopted nations’ economic output, lowered unemployment and not placed a burden on public finances, scientists said on Wednesday.An analysis of economic and migration data for the last three decades found asylum seekers added to gross domestic products and boosted net tax revenues by as much as 1 percent, said a study published in Science Advances by French economists.The findings come amid a rise of anti-immigrant sentiment across Europe, where immigration peaked in 2015 with the arrival of more than a million refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa.An annual report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees released on Tuesday showed the global number of refugees grew by a record 2.9 million in 2017 to 25.4 million.The research from 1985 to 2015 looked at asylum seekers — migrants who demonstrate a fear of persecution in their homeland in order to be resettled in a new … [Read more...] about Scientific study finds asylum seekers boosting European economies
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Europe Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByChristina Anderson June 7, 2018 STOCKHOLM — A Swedish court on Thursday found a rejected asylum seeker guilty of terrorism and murder, and sentenced him to life in prison for a deadly attack with a beer truck that killed five people and injured nearly a dozen others last year. The man, Rakhmat Akilov, 40, an Uzbek, had hijacked the truck and steered it down a busy pedestrianized street and into a crowd of shoppers in central Stockholm in April 2017. The Uzbek Foreign Minister said after the attack that Mr. Akilov had been recruited by the Islamic State and had encouraged other Uzbeks to travel to Syria to fight for the terrorist group. Under Swedish law, he can apply for release after 10 years. After he serves his sentence, Mr. Akilov will be deported to Uzbekistan, Judge Ragnar Palmkvist said at a news … [Read more...] about Uzbek Asylum Seeker Gets Life in Prison for Deadly Truck Attack in Sweden