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Boat people face lifetime ban from Australia

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THE UNWANTED. Australia has faced criticism in the past over its policies against asylum seekers arriving by boat. In this photo, a Rohingya migrant eats food dropped by a Thai army helicopter on May 14, 2015. Photo by Christophe Archambault / AFP

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says it is necessary to send an ‘absolutely, unflinching, unequivocal message’ that boat people will never be allowed in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia (Oct. 30, 2016) — Australia moved Sunday, October 30, to bar any refugee or asylum-seeker who arrives in the country illegally by boat from ever being able to apply for a visa, even as tourists or for business.  Continue reading Boat people face lifetime ban from Australia

Australia hails 600 days of no asylum-seeker boat arrivals

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In this file photo, pro-refugees protesters rally outside the Immigration Office in Brisbane, Australia, February 5, 2016. Dan Peled/EPA
Australia hails its controversial regime of turning back asylum-seeker boats as a success

SYDNEY, Australia (Mar. 18, 2016) — Australia Thursday, March 17, hailed its controversial regime of turning back asylum-seeker boats as a success after 600 days with no vessels arriving, and almost 700 people being repelled since the policy was launched.

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German officials horrified by anti-migrant mobs in eastern state

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A refugee cries as he arrives at the main station in Dortmund, western Germany, on September 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DPA / MAJA HITIJ GERMANY OUT
A group of 20 to 30 apparently drunken onlookers applauded as fire took hold in a former hotel being converted into home for asylum seekers in the town of Bautzen in Saxony state

BERLIN, Germany (Feb. 22, 2016) — Shocked German officials on Sunday, February 21, condemned two “disgusting” incidents involving anti-migrant mobs in the ex-communist east of the Continue reading German officials horrified by anti-migrant mobs in eastern state