Politiques d’immigration

In July, 29 members of Congress sent a letter to the Justice Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement branch urging them to halt the planned expansion of the controversial, privately run Adelanto Detention Facility in California. The letter also called for an independent investigation into allegations of systemic medical neglect and abuse there, which an ICE internal watchdog alleged to have contributed to the death of at least one detainee.

Newly arrived migrants were lining up at the train station in this border town for their first registration one recent evening. In a group of young Afghans traveling on their own, Matin, from Kabul, said he was 17 years old.

As Europe grapples with the rising tide of migrants, asylum seekers are facing opposition and, in some cases, violence from locals. Human Rights Watch said Thursday that asked men – often armed – have been attacking and intercepting boats in the Aegean Sea carrying refugees on their way to Greece, one of many clashes reported this week.

L'UE tenait dimanche, dans l'urgence et un climat de tensions, un mini-sommet avec les pays européens les plus exposés à l'afflux de migrants transitant par les Balkans afin de juguler «collectivement» une crise sans précédent qui menace l'unité de l'Europe. 

Débordée par le flux ininterrompu de réfugiés arrivant toujours au rythme de 6000 à 10 000 personnes par jour sur son territoire, l’Allemagne a décidé de durcir son arsenal juridique.

Les pays concernés par un afflux massif de migrants arrivant en Europe par la route des Balkans ont décidé dimanche soir de créer cent mille places d’accueil pour mieux juguler cet afflux, dont 50 000 en Grèce, a annoncé le président de la Commission européenne, Jean-Claude Juncker.

La Commission européenne, qui a convoqué pour dimanche 25 octobre après-midi, à Bruxelles, un mini-sommet extraordinaire sur la « route des Balkans », empruntée par des milliers de demandeurs d’asile, veut agir très vite.

Greece’s government on Monday said it is preparing a rent-assistance program to help the growing number of migrants in the country who are faced with the oncoming winter and mounting resistance against their arrival elsewhere in Europe.

At the end of a contentious summit, European and Balkan leaders committed early Monday to add capacity for receiving about 100,000 more migrants to help ease the plight of the tens of thousands coming from Syria and beyond and moving across the Balkans toward the European Union’s heartland. 

With freezing weather setting in, tens of thousands of migrants surging across Europe could face even more hurdles after European Union leaders pledged to stem their flow by introducing tighter border controls.

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