Last year saw a peak in almost a quarter of a century for Russians seeking to leave their homeland for the U.S., on the grounds of persecution.
“It felt like the least we could do would be to give them a soft place to land," Charlottesville resident Grace Aheron said.
“We want our people to be there to be helpful and also for people to know that they are welcome,” Jess Morales Rocketto, the Chair of We Belong Together said.
"We, who know precisely what it's like to be refugees, to be homeless and bereft of a state that preserves and protects us from violence and suffering, cannot comprehend how a Jewish government can expel refugees and asylum seekers to a journey of suffering, torment and death."
Hungarian authorities refused an application from a Nigerian man after he failed a homosexuality test.
Israel wants to hire 70 new immigration inspectors to "carry out enforcement tasks against illegal aliens and their employers," including the need to "locate, detain and monitor illegal persons."
“The infiltrators will have the option to be imprisoned or leave the country,” Israel’s Ministry of Public Security said in a statement.
President Donald Trump opposed the Obama-era deal but Australian Prime Minister ultimately convinced him to uphold it.
The camp is one of two Australian facilities for processing asylum seekers criticised by human rights bodies.
The increasing flow of asylum seekers from the U.S. has become a contentious issue in Canada.
The refugees and migrant agencies blame the exodus on moves by U.S. President Donald Trump to clamp down on immigration.
The law would allow authorities to stop providing food and shelter in measures seen as countering the rise of the far-right Freedom Party.
Immigration agents would be newly empowered to reject asylum-seekers earlier in the process under a draft not yet sent to field offices.
Children are at risk if authorities continue to rush dismantlement of the notorious refugee camp.
Around 250 asylum seekers face deportation to remote Pacific islands.
The latest estimates include 20.2 million refugees fleeing wars and persecution.
Dozens of youth tore down fences, threw beer bottles and fireworks at police.
If the High Court of Justice upholds a recent district court decision, asylum seekers in Israel—mainly Eritreans and Sudanese—will have to agree to either indefinite incarceration or resettlement in a country that does not respect their basic rights
The figures are nearly double what was spent on the same practice in 2011-12.
In Gambia, whole towns are being emptied of their young men on their way to Europe or the U.S.
German newspaper Bild cited a confidential government forecast raising the number from 800,000 in summer.
Countries of Central Europe and the Baltics can turn the refugee crisis into an opportunity.
European governments forced through the plan to resettle 120,000 asylum seekers, despite opposition from four countries.
The drinks company is teaming up with a Bedouin town to provide asylum to Syrian refugees.
The plan drew fierce objections from some east European countries, notably the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
“I don’t know what I will do,” said 40-year-old Riad from Aleppo in Syria. “I will wait to see. We have lost everything to reach this point.”