Tagged: Immigration

Women’s March Organizer Linda Sarsour: “We Need to Translate the Emotions and Frustrations of… News Roundup
Meredith Clark, Glamour

Women’s March Organizer Linda Sarsour: “We Need to Translate the Emotions and Frustrations of…

Linda Sarsour has had a busy few weeks. As the executive director of the Arab-American Association of New York and one of the cochairs of the Women's March on Washington, the organizer and activist...

on February 2, 2017
Trump Immigration Executive Order: Here’s What It Means for Muslims in the US and Abroad News Roundup
Sarah Harvard, Mic

Trump Immigration Executive Order: Here’s What It Means for Muslims in the US and Abroad

The Los Angeles Times published a draft copy of President Donald Trump's expected executive order on immigration on Wednesday. The executive order, which is expected to be signed on Thursday or Friday...

on January 25, 2017
Palestinian Man’s Deportation Hits Snag: US Doesn’t Recognize His Country News Roundup
WRAL

Palestinian Man’s Deportation Hits Snag: US Doesn’t Recognize His Country

Similar to the main character in the movie "The Terminal," Alaa Yasin is a man without a homeland, according to the U.S. government. Unlike the movie, however, Yasin has spent the last eight months in a jail cell instead of a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

on May 20, 2016
Extremism & Incitement to Racial Hatred: Senior Israeli Officials in Their Own Words Fact Sheets
IMEU

Extremism & Incitement to Racial Hatred: Senior Israeli Officials in Their Own Words

The IMEU offers select quotes from senior Israeli officials expressing extremism and incitement to racial hatred towards Palestinians, migrants, and other citizens and residents of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

on October 23, 2015
Escape From Yarmouk: A Family’s Journey to Germany From Hell on Earth in Syria News Roundup
Matthew Cassel, Vice

Escape From Yarmouk: A Family’s Journey to Germany From Hell on Earth in Syria

As the train packed with refugees left Budapest's Keleti station in the direction of Austria, only one family remained on the platform. "We couldn't buy tickets because we don't have any money, armed thieves took everything from us," said Tarek al-Hajj Khalil, a Palestinian from the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria.

on September 13, 2015
Palestinian boy recounts perilous journey from Gaza to Italy News Roundup
Haaretz

Palestinian boy recounts perilous journey from Gaza to Italy

In the wake of the drowning of some 700 migrants off the coast of Italy, and as EU foreign ministers prepare to hold urgent talks on the crisis, one individual account illustrates the plight of migrants risking their lives to reach European shores. The Independent published on Monday the story of 17-year-old Yusuf, who left the Gaza Strip to escape "the death that was all around."

on April 20, 2015
‘I Just Want to Be Human’: Teenage Boy Tells Story of Desperate Migrant Boat Journey to Italy News Roundup
Lizzie Dearden

‘I Just Want to Be Human’: Teenage Boy Tells Story of Desperate Migrant Boat Journey to Italy

As Europe is accused of “closing its eyes” to the tragic deaths of hundreds of desperate migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean, one boy from Gaza has told his harrowing story. Yusuf, 17, survived being kidnapped, beaten, imprisoned and starved in his battle to reach Europe for a better life. He fled conflict and poverty, like many of the refugees pouring into Italy from Syria, Somalia, South Sudan and other war-torn countries.

on April 20, 2015
Israel to indefinitely imprison asylum seekers who refuse deportation News Roundup
Mairav Zonszein, +972 Magazine

Israel to indefinitely imprison asylum seekers who refuse deportation

n a move unprecedented in Western countries, Israel’s outgoing interior minister announces plan to compel asylum seekers to leave the country. Israel’s High Court has repeatedly struck down laws that authorized the indefinite detention of asylum seekers.

on March 31, 2015
10,000 Palestinians flee Gaza by any means in surge in illegal emigration News Roundup
Palestine News Network

10,000 Palestinians flee Gaza by any means in surge in illegal emigration

Numbers of Palestinians from Gaza illegally emigrating to Egypt and Europe have tripled since the Israeli assault on the enclave, sources told PNN. It is claimed as many as 10,000 people have fled in the last 8 months as life in Gaza has become unbearable.

on September 10, 2014
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