Political refugees

From left, U.S. Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection Chief Carla Provost, Acting Executive Associate Director on Immigration and Customs Enforcement Operations Nathalie R. Asher, Senior Adviser Department of Health and Human Services Scott Lloyd, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Commander Jonathan White and Department of Justice Director of Executive Office for Immigration Review James McHenry are sworn-in before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Trump administration's separation policy involving migrant families. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 26, 2019 - 6:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of accusations of sexual abuse and harassment of migrant children in government-funded shelters were made over the past four years, including scores directed against adult staff members, according to federal data released Tuesday. The cases include allegations of...
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In this Sept. 5, 2018, photo, journalist Sarah Smarsh speaks during an interview at the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, Kan. David W. Blight’s biography of Frederick Douglass and Sarah Smarsh’s “Heartland” are among the nominees for awards celebrating books of social consciousness and literary merit. On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, the Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University announced shortlists for the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Awards, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize. Smarsh is a finalist for the Lukas Book Prize and Blight for the history prize.(Jaime Green/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
February 26, 2019 - 4:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — David W. Blight's biography of Frederick Douglass and Sarah Smarsh's "Heartland" are among the nominees for awards celebrating nonfiction books of social consciousness and literary merit. On Tuesday, the Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard...
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February 24, 2019 - 9:57 am
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Leaders from European Union and Arab League countries pledged Sunday to boost cooperation in the fight against terrorism and to tackle unauthorized migration at a first-ever summit high in symbolism but likely to yield few concrete results. Under tight security at the...
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Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, left, and refugee soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi pose for a photograph before a soccer match at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Feb.14, 2019. Al-Araibi was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain and has come to Canberra to shake hands with the prime minister and say thank you for his freedom. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
February 13, 2019 - 7:11 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player who was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain shook hands Thursday with Australia's prime minister, whom he credits with securing his freedom. Three days after he was released from a cramped Bangkok cell,...
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison addresses media at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Morrison says his government will reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum seekers arriving by boat after Parliament passed legislation that would give sick asylum seekers easier access to mainland hospitals. (AP Photos/Rod McGuirk)
February 12, 2019 - 7:47 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Wednesday it would reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum seekers arriving by boat after Parliament passed legislation that would give sick asylum seekers easier access to mainland hospitals. The...
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Refugee soccer player Hakeem Al-Araibi, right, arrives in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, flanked by former Australia national team captain Craig Foster. Al-Araibi returned to Australia after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted and three months after he was detained in Thailand. (David Crosling/AAP Image via AP)
February 11, 2019 - 11:05 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player thanked Australians on his return home Tuesday hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted and three months after he was detained in Thailand. Hundreds of supporters carrying welcome signs and singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" were...
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Detained Bahraini soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi arrives at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. The soccer player who has refugee status in Australia has pleaded for Thailand to not send him home to Bahrain, which is seeking his extradition to serve a prison sentence for a crime he denies. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
February 04, 2019 - 2:24 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The Australian government on Tuesday urged Thailand to exercise its legal discretion to free a refugee soccer player who lives and plays in Australia and told a Bangkok court that he refuses to be voluntarily extradited to Bahrain. Hakeem al-Araibi's rejection of extradition means a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, file photo. Bahraini football player Hakeem al-Araibi answers questions from the waiting journalists as he is brought in to a court in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai prosecutors have submitted a request in court for Thailand to extradite to Bahrain a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
February 01, 2019 - 12:16 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai prosecutors submitted a request in court Friday for Thailand to extradite to Bahrain a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia. Hakeem al-Araibi, a former player on Bahrain's national team, has said he fled his home country due to political repression and...
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A coastguard boat approaches the German humanitarian group's rescue boat Sea Watch 3, to deliver food and blankets for the cold, off the coast of Syracuse, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. The Italian coast guard is bringing socks, shoes, bread and fruit to 47 migrants who have been stranded at sea for nine days aboard a German ship. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
January 30, 2019 - 4:59 am
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday that 47 migrants kept at sea for over a week as Europe squabbled over their fate will disembark "in the coming hours" after a half-dozen countries came forward to take them in. Conte said Luxembourg had joined Germany, France, Portugal,...
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January 29, 2019 - 5:23 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency says more than 30,000 Nigerians fled the border town of Rann over the weekend to seek safety in Cameroon as attacks by Boko Haram extremists continue. Spokesman Babar Baloch said Tuesday that thousands more have fled to neighboring Chad...
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