Immigration policies

A federal appellate court has delayed once again the Obama administration's controversial plans to grant some undocumented immigrants a reprieve from deportation. There is now a chance that the Supreme Court will consider the dispute sometime next year. In the meantime, some 4 million people living here illegally who had hoped for at least a temporary guarantee that they would be allowed to stay are still waiting.

The Obama administration said Tuesday it will ask the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling and to back White House efforts to shield more than 4 million immigrants from deportation.

A federal appeals court said Monday that President Obama could not move forward with his plans to overhaul immigration rules by providing up to five million people with work permits and protection from deportation.

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.


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