Saudi Teen Who Fled Family and Pleaded for Help on Twitter Granted Asylum in Canada

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, right, walks with an unidentified companion in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Photo: Sakchai Lalit (AP) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, the 18-year-old Saudi woman who escaped her family and pleaded for protection on social media, has been granted asylum in Canada. “The [United Nations […]

Trump Administration’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Immediately Comes Under Fire

Photo: John Moore (Getty Images) The Trump administration’s latest gambit to erode constitutional and legal protections for asylum-seekers will be tested in the courts, and if recent experience is any indicator, Trump’s probably going to lose. Again. On Thursday, the Trump administration announced a new policy that would require asylum-seekers at the southern U.S. border […]

Trump Is Sending Thousands of Armed Troops to the Border for an Obvious Political Stunt

Photo: John Moore (Getty) President Trump will send more than 5,000 active duty soldiers to help “harden” the U.S.-Mexico border in the coming days, the Pentagon announced on Monday. The massive deployment is the latest extreme(ly racist) overreaction by the Trump administration to the caravan of several thousand Central American asylum seekers currently traveling through […]

Airlines in Australia face increasing pressure over refugees

Qantas and Virgin Australia are in the sights of human rights activists.Image: GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images By Shannon Connellan2018-08-09 04:47:21 UTC Activists are condemning Australian airlines for profiting off the deportation of refugees and asylum seekers.  First reported by Fairfax, Qantas and Virgin Australia are in the sights of human rights activists for their role in […]