President Lukashenko's landslide victory in Belarus last year marked more than 25 years of control and the start of the authoritarian leader's sixth term. Mass demonstrations followed, with thousands of protesters imprisoned. Thousands more are fleeing to neighboring countries, crossing…
By Simon Ostrovsky
U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Thursday asked for an end to so-called Title 42 authority. It's named for a section of an obscure 1944 U.S. public health law that former President Donald Trump used last year to…
By Associated Press
President Joe Biden formally raised the nation's cap on refugee admissions to 62,500 this year, weeks after facing bipartisan blowback for his delay in replacing the record-low ceiling set by former President Donald Trump.
By Matthew Lee, Zeke Miller, Julie Watson, Associated Press
The idea faces monumental challenges, including how to define a climate refugee when natural disasters, drought and violence are often intertwined in regions people are fleeing, such as Central America.
By Julie Watson, Associated Press
By PBS NewsHour
President Biden is seeking bipartisan support on issues like infrastructure, refugee admissions, immigration and ending the 20-year-old Afghanistan war as he nears completing 100 days in office. Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins to discuss his agenda and the political will…
Friday saw the Biden administration giving mixed messages on refugee admission. After receiving blowback for keeping the historically low refugee cap set by President Trump, the White House quickly reversed its position, and said it will move to lift them.
By Zeke Miller, Aamer Madhani, Associated Press
President Joe Biden has signed an emergency determination that officials say will speed refugee admissions to the U.S., but he did not lift his predecessor’s historically low cap of 15,000 refugees for this year.
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
The Biden administration is not requiring FBI fingerprint background checks of caregivers at its rapidly expanding network of emergency sites to hold thousands of immigrant teenagers, alarming child welfare experts who say the waiver compromises safety.
By Leila Molana-Allen
For the past decade, Syria has been engaged in a bitter civil war with no end in sight. The conflict has forced hundreds of thousands of Syrians to flee their home country, seeking refuge in towns across the border. On…
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