asylum seekers

Asylum Seekers In Israel Confronting an Agonizing Future

Asylum Seekers In Israel Confronting an Agonizing Future

May 21, 2018

Israeli courts  deemed it legitimate for municipalities to shut off electricity and water services to African Refugees says David Sheen an independent journalist based in Dimona, Israel

Supreme Court: Indefinite Detention for Immigrants is Allowed

March 1, 2018

The US Supreme Court ruled that indefinite detention for immigrants, undocumented or resident, is allowable. The decision exacerbates an already intolerable situation for over 400,000 immigrants who are caught up in the US immigrant detention system

Report: Obama Admin Paid Private Prisons $1 Billion to Detain Asylum Seekers

August 17, 2016

The push to warehouse asylum-seeking women and children in a private facility as a deterrent violates US obligations to international law, says Mark Fleming of the National Immigrant Justice Center

TRNN Replay: African Refugees in Israel

June 30, 2014
Just as the Hunger Strike led by Palestinian political prisoners ended last week, African refugees in Israel’s desert detention centers began their own. On Friday afternoon, nearly a thousand asylum seekers and refugees left Israel’s so-called “open prison” in the Negev Desert. Following months, and in some cases years, of imprisonment under Israel’s newly amended…

Israel Denies Refugee Status to Sudanese

March 20, 2014
David Sheen: Israel is utterly failing its duty to protect the human rights of African asylum seekers

Visiting Israel’s “Open Prisons” for African Refugees

January 21, 2014

At the end of December the Israeli Ministry of Interior notified asylum seekers it is severely reducing its hours of operations. As a result hundreds of asylum seekers were unable to renew their visas, were picked off the streets by the Border Police and shipped to Israel’s new “open prison” in the Negev Desert. The…

New Documentary Exposes the Mistreatment of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Greece

May 19, 2013

Kate Mara and Guy Smallman: European governments impose austerity demands in Greece but fund detention centers in Greece for refugees. Xenophobic views expressed even by centrist parties

Austerity and the Death of Logic

March 12, 2013

Bill Black: Both the GOP and the White House refuse to support a bill that ends the sequester, it shows the real intention of the Obama administration