Category: Status

For Palestinians, US embassy switch cements occupation enviornment quo 0

For Palestinians, US embassy switch cements occupation enviornment quo

Occupied East Jerusalem – Tens of thousands of Jewish settlers, surrounded by police protection, have marched around the Old City, celebrating Jerusalem Day on the eve of the US embassy move from Tel Aviv. The annual event, which commemorates the Israeli annexation of occupied East Jerusalem in 1967, is regarded by the city’s Palestinian population as…

Honduras migrants to lose US protected role, face deportation 0

Honduras migrants to lose US protected role, face deportation

The Trump administration has decided to end a programme which allows roughly 57,000 Hondurans to live and work in the US, according to a statement from the US Department of Homeland Security. The temporary protected status (TPS) provides protections for people unable to return to their homes out of safety concerns, usually stemming from national…

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Iranians sue US authorities over ‘mass denials’ of refugee situation

A group of Iranians has filed a lawsuit demanding court intervention after the US government denied the refugee applications of roughly 90 refugees waiting in Austria.  The Iranians are seeking refugee status in the US through the unique Lautenberg-Specter programme, which is meant to protect vulnerable groups such as religious minorities.  The programme began with…

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Why Russia refuses to present refugee characteristic to Syrians

Moscow, Russia – When Baibers Suleiman arrived in Lebanon in 2014, having fled the war in Syria, he did not feel at ease. “We felt alienated, foreign, although we were just three hours away from our home,” the 36-year-old Syrian electrician says. He and his 30-year-old wife Sara felt they needed to leave. A Syrian…

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Erdogan: Jerusalem aim a crimson line for Muslims

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to cut diplomatic ties with Israel over reports that the United States plans to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Such a move would be a “red line” for Muslims, Erdogan said on Tuesday. Reports emerged on Friday that US President Donald Trump was considering recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,…

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US ends Transient Trusty Home for 55,000 Haitians

The Haitian community in the US is “shocked” and “speechless” after President Donald Trump’s administration announced that it was ending its humanitarian protection for Haiti.  The move, announced on Monday, gives nearly 60,000 Haitians, who hold Temporary Protected Status (TPS), 18 months to return to Haiti or find other ways to legalise their status in the US.…