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US President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U

Review of security screening for immigrants to US awaits completion

President Joe Biden repealed the so-called Muslim ban on immigration, but has instructed a review of the immigrant vetting process, the stated reason for the Trump Administration’s policy.

By DANIEL SONNENFELD/THE MEDIA LINE
08/02/2021

Biden to raise current US refugee cap from historic lows

Biden said he plans to set the limit for fiscal year 2022, which begins on Oct. 1, 2021, at 125,000 refugees.

By REUTERS
06/02/2021

Judge blocks dramatic Trump administration overhaul of US asylum system

The injunction undermines the Trump administration's last-minute efforts to solidify its hardline immigration policies.

By REUTERS
09/01/2021
Children at a kindergarten for asylum seekers in south Tel Aviv.

Asylum seekers' kindergarten broken into, vandalized, while kids present

The Unitef kindergarten is used primarily by asylum seekers and non-Hebrew speaking migrants in south Tel Aviv.

Sudanese refugees in Israel are the subject of a r

Sudanese nationals in Israel fear deportation after peace deal

Many in country illegally worry about their fate – which could include death.

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
27/10/2020
Chef Asmait Merhatsion runs the ‘Kitchen Talks’ program

The Eritrean cooking course teaching Israelis about asylum seekers

Kitchen Talks is a social project that aims to connect different groups in Israeli society.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
07/05/2020

Struggling asylum seekers call on government to release withheld funds

"Most asylum seekers aren’t eligible for any of these things. The government must release our money now, to prevent a real humanitarian disaster."

22/04/2020
Children sit in an auto rickshaw in Tal Abyad, Syria

140,000 refugees flee Turkey for Europe, despite coronavirus fears

Turkey sends flights to evacuate its own citizens while it denies health care to asylum seekers who flee to Greece amid unprecedented EU closures

Gymnast Saeedreza Keikha of Iran at 2018 Asian Games

Iranian gymnasts denied Australian visas due to fears of asylum requests

The Australian embassy in Tehran said the decision was made because of Iran's "economic situation" and the possibility that the gymnasts could seek asylum in Melbourne.

Female Afghani pilot flees, dreams of serving in the US Air Force

After becoming the first woman to pilot a fixed-wing jet in the Aghani Air Force, Captain Niloofar Rahmani was forced to flee to the US where she hopes to one day serve her new country.

17/12/2019
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