AFGHAN ASYLUM-SEEKERS STUCK IN APPROVAL BACKLOG

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As of Saturday 20 November, according to US federal officials, an estimated 28,000 Afghans have applied for temporary admission to the US for humanitarian reasons. The surge in special entry humanitarian visas came just as the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan. However, only about 100 have thus far been approved. Immigrant support groups have expressed their concern…

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ENGLISH CHANNEL CROSSINGS BY MIGRANTS REACHES NEW DAILY RECORD

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On Thursday 11 November, the number of migrants crossing the English Channel to enter the UK reached a new daily record of 1,185 migrants. Lifeboat crews and Border Force boats spent many hours throughout the day and evening rescuing or intercepting boats and processing the arrivals, including children, on shore. Three people reported missing by…

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17 NOVEMBER ’21 | PRAY FOR POLAND & BELARUS

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Dear prayer partners, On Wednesday 10 November, Polish border guards recorded at least 468 failed attempts by migrants to breach Poland’s frontier. Poland deployed additional troops to strengthen the border and to prevent refugees from crossing over. Small numbers of people that breached the fence have been detained and others were sent back to Belarus….

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MIGRANT CARAVAN HEADS NORTH DESPITE OPPOSITION AND SICKNESS

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On 1 November, one of the more than 2,000 undocumented migrants making their way northward from southern Mexico was fatally shot. The victim was about 20 km ahead of the main caravan comprising migrants from Haiti, Venezuela, Cuba, and other Latin American countries and includes pregnant women, children, and disabled people. A representative of the…

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HAITIANS FACE UNCERTAIN FUTURE AMID DEPORTATIONS AND NATIONAL CRISES

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In September, a humanitarian crisis developed at the US southern border when more than 14,000 immigrants from Haiti crossed the Rio Grande — fleeing poverty, natural disasters, violence, and more to try and claim asylum in the US. By mid-month, a makeshift camp was set up under a border bridge in Del Rio, Texas. But,…

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HAITIAN ASYLUM SEEKERS LANGUISH IN MEXICO

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Amid a surge of migrants at the US/Mexico border, are a group of people that is often left out of the narrative. There are currently around 4,000 people from Haiti living in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico. Awaiting the resolution of asylum cases, this Haitian population faces rising levels of discrimination from both the…

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