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Nov 15, 2018
Rohingya repatriation doubtful as terrified refugees reluctant to return to Myanmar; Bangladesh rules out forceful actionBangladesh's refugee commissioner cast doubt on whether the plan to send first batch of 150 Rohingya, from a preliminary 2,260 slated for return, could go ahead as scheduled on Thursday.
Nov 06, 2018
Caravan migrants arrive in Mexico City on way to US border as Donald Trump makes their journey central campaign issueThousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan arrived in the Mexican capital Monday and began to fill up a sports stadium, still hundreds of miles from their goal of reaching the US a day before midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has made their journey a central campaign issue.
Nov 04, 2018
As migrant caravan endures 'route of death' en route US, trekkers condemn organisers for broken promises of bus transportThe caravan's 'strength in numbers' strategy has enabled them to mobilise support as they move through Mexico to the US and has inspired subsequent migrants to try their luck via caravan. Mexico now faces the unprecedented situation of having three caravans stretched over 500 kilometres of highway in the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Veracruz, with a total of more than 6,000 migrants.
Nov 02, 2018
Donald Trump says US military could fire at migrant caravan on Mexico border if people begin pelting stonesCurrently, an estimated 5,000-7,000 people from three Latin American countries — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — are marching towards the US through Mexico. Trump has deployed more than 5,000 military personnel on the southwestern border to stop them from entering.
Nov 01, 2018
US midterm elections: Donald Trump hardens stance against migrant caravan, says 15,000 troops will be sent to Mexico borderThe numbers cited by Trump are significantly higher than defence officials have disclosed. The Pentagon said on Monday it was deploying more than 5,200 troops to the border but that the number would rise. On Wednesday, it said more than 7,000 troops would support the Department of Homeland Security along the border.
Oct 30, 2018
US midterm elections: Donald Trump escalates threats against migrant caravan; tweets 'this is an invasion of our country' as 5,200 US troops head to borderEager to focus voters on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Monday escalated his threats against a migrant caravan trudging slowly toward the U.S. border as the Pentagon prepared to deploy thousands of U.S. troops to support the border patrol.
Sep 19, 2018
New Zealand to increase annual refugee quota from 1,000 to 1,500 from 2020 onwards, announces Prime Minister Jacinda ArdernThe quota increase comes at a time that overall immigration to New Zealand is forecast by the government to decline.
Sep 18, 2018
US announces sharp cut in refugee intake in 2019 as Donald Trump calls for 'safety and well-being' of AmericansThe Trump Administration Monday decided to take only 30,000 refugees in the country in 2019, slashing the intake from 45,000 in 2018. “The United States anticipates up to 310,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Fiscal 2019.
Aug 16, 2018
As Jammu becomes home for refugees from four communities, govt has to deal with complex issue of rightsExcept for the Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, and the Hindus from Pakistan who fled during partition, the other displaced people who chose to settle in Jammu are, strictly speaking, not refugees, though they are legally classified as such.
Jul 31, 2018
BSF, Assam Rifles sensitised to prevent entry of Rohingya Muslims: Rajnath SinghRajnath Singh said Rohingyas should not be allowed to "spread out and stay wherever they want".