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 president of the Jewish council in Germany said many asylum seekers come from countries where anti-Semitism is ingrained.
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.
Hundreds of people, mainly from Africa but also the Middle East, have walked across the Canadian border, seeking asylum. They are fleeing President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigrants, migrants and refugees agencies say.
The law would allow authorities to stop providing food and shelter in measures seen as countering the rise of the far-right Freedom Party.
The Interior Ministry estimates that around 3,500 anti-refugee incidents took place last year.
Immigration agents would be newly empowered to reject asylum-seekers earlier in the process under a draft not yet sent to field offices.
The U.K. has barely resettled 50,000 refugees in the last half century.
The country's outgoing defense minister said he hopes his successor will continue the policy.
Children are at risk if authorities continue to rush dismantlement of the notorious refugee camp.
Xavier Bertrand's suggestion is supported by French presidential candidates.