Tag Archives: Asylum

USCIS to Adjudicate Recent Asylum Filings Over Older Applications to Combat Massive Backlog

“Last in but, First Out” Really! Yes really! Zero sense!!! This was a reaction of many lawyers and asylums seekers  when  on January 30th, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency responsible for overseeing the nation’s legal immigration … Continue reading

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News/Publications: European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

Here is Refworld's entry for EASO, with a description of its activities and links to many of its publications.News & developments:Agent of Protection? Shaping the EU Asylum Agency (ECRE, Jan. 2017) [text]- "ECRE's analysis of the potential and risks contained in the … Continue reading

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UN rights chief criticizes Australia indigenous, asylum policies

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official profile] on Wednesday a rebuked [text] Australia for its political, rather than human rights based approach to indigenous people and asylum-seekers. Although she criticized some of the nation’s practices, she … Continue reading

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Surveillance poor at time of asylum shipwreck

Surveillance poor at time of asylum shipwreck The head of Border Protection Command has admitted there was no effective surveillance of the northern approaches to Christmas Island the morning an asylum seeker boat sank. Read more on Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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Navy intercepts asylum seeker boat

Navy intercepts asylum seeker boat A BOAT carrying 48 suspected asylum seekers and four crew has been intercepted off the Ashmore Islands off Western Australia. Read more on Daily Telegraph

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