refugees

The Link Between Immigration and the Military Budget

August 10, 2018

IPS’s Khuri Peterson-Smith joins Marc Steiner to talk about the connection between the new US military budget and its direct connection to the the immigration crisis and Trump’s policies in both areas

Trump’s Massive Funding Cut Plunges UN Palestinian Refugee Agency into Crisis

July 1, 2018

UNRWA, the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency, could run out of money for aid programs within weeks, after President Trump drastically cut US funding. Expert Phyllis Bennis warns this can lead to a humanitarian catastrophe and make life impossible for many Palestinians

Trump Replaces Child Cruelty With Family Cruelty

June 22, 2018
After public outcry forced him to end family separation, Trump's new executive order calls for reviving a family incarceration policy that a court blocked in 2015. We speak to The Nation's Juliane Hing and Amnesty International's Denise Bell

Afghan Refugees Continue Daily Protest at Balikpapan Detention Center in Indonesia

June 18, 2018

Ehsanullah Sahil, a refugee from Afghanistan who is being held at the Balikpapan Detention Center in Indonesia report on the ongoing protests against miserable conditions at the center

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

Detained Refugees Protest for 100 Days at Indonesia’s Balikpapan Detention Center

April 30, 2018

After Ehsanullah Sahil fled Afghanistan to escape the Taliban, Indonesia incarcerated him for over three years with no end in sight

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

Israel Pays a Bounty of $5,000 and Arms for Each African Asylum Seeker Expelled

February 5, 2018

Israel was the main driver behind the 1951 UN Convention on the Rights of Refugees, but after signing it, it has never respected the rights of refugees. In fact, it has created one of the biggest refugee crisis the world has seen, says Journalist and Filmmaker Lia Tarachansky

Britain Helps France Build a Wall to Stop Refugees

January 25, 2018

Britain will pay £44.5 million to establish anti-refugee security on French soil