Immigration is not only a U.S phenomena. Across the globe, bodies move in search of better opportunities many escaping from war and persecution as governments struggle to address needs of displaced people.

Across Europe, grassroots efforts have emerged in the wake of crisis that draw members of the public into the process of receiving refugees and supporting their integration. This policy brief examines the many forms community-based or private sponsorship can take, what benefits such approaches may hold for European communities, and the tradeoffs policymakers face in their implementation.

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UN Refugee Chief Filippo Grandi highlights the government's efforts to give those fleeing conflict and persecution a chance at productive lives.

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Uganda is the center of the world's fastest growing refugee crisis: every day around 2,000 people stream across Uganda's borders fleeing famine, drought and violence in neighboring countries. The South Sudan-Uganda refugee crisis is becoming a test for donor governments to show that the extraordinarily progressive and open-door policy to refugees of Uganda is a viable, humanitarian and sustainable alternative to how refugees are hosted in several countries in the Middle East and Europe. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have joined forces to support the Uganda policy for the most vulnerable of the Persons of Concern, by empowering Refugees and Hosting Communities with the tools to ensure that their voice is represented in the important decisions around the creation and daily management of refugee settlements.

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With many European Union member states lukewarm about taking in migrants, Hungary and Slovakia stood out by trying to overturn a quota system in court.

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Thousands of ethnic Rohingya cross into neighbouring Bangladesh, but they are not welcome.

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As thousands flee violent street gangs for safety in Mexico, UN Refugee Chief Filippo Grandi highlights important new efforts to strengthen integration.

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France hopes to organize a conference on the return of Syrian refugees in Lebanon at the beginning of next year, President Emmanuel Macron said after meeting Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Paris on Friday. As Paris seemed uncertain on its attitude...

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Germany said on Monday it had reached a deal with Egypt to stem the flow of migrants from the Arab country, part of a broader push by Berlin to head off waves of migrants that have stoked domestic political tensions.

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France hosts summit with leaders from Europe and Africa to discuss how to stem an influx of refugees to the continent.

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The vast majority of Turkey's nearly 3.2 million Syrian asylum seekers live in cities, putting pressure on the limited resources and legal authority of local governments to serve them. This article examines Istanbul's creative approaches to meeting the needs of this vulnerable population while balancing the concerns of local citizens.

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Historically, immigrants helped to shape Brazilian society. But today they are being told to 'go home'.

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On April 18, Australia abolished a popular work visa it granted to 95,000 foreign workers every year.

Indians used to get close to 25,000 of these. The programme known as 457 visa allows businesses to employ foreign workers for a period of up to four years in skilled jobs where there is a shortage of Australian workers. The new norms require higher Eng lish-language proficiency and job skills.

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Manus Island detainee class action begins Megan Neil, Australian Associated Press May 28, 2017 12:53pm Fifty current and former Manus Island detainees will give evidence in a class action their lawyers say will shine a light on conditions in the offshore immigration detention centre. The 1905 group members are seeking compensation for alleged physical and psychological injuries they argue they suffered as a result of the conditions on which they were held on Manus Island.

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TAORMINA, ITALY — Italy chose to host a Group of Seven summit of wealthy nations on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean, looking to draw attention to the migrant crisis that has seen hundreds of thousands of people set sail from Africa in search of a better life in Europe. But world leaders on Saturday said little that will help Italy manage the steady flow of migrants to its shores or enable it to cope with the growing number of new arrivals.

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Home Page » NEWS 13.05.2017 11:44 A “ferry service” that encourages people smugglers or an essential humanitarian rescue service that saves thousands of African migrants making a dangerous sea crossing to Europe? This debate among EU officials about the role of aid groups in the Mediterranean highlights their dilemma between the moral and legal obligation of helping those in need, and growing pressure from voters to keep them away.

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Wednesday 10 May 2017 07.30 BST Last modified on Wednesday 10 May 2017 07.57 BST A fter finishing the couscous and arroz con leche cooked by a semi-clandestine group of local volunteers, the unaccompanied boys disappear into the night as quickly as they appeared. Minutes earlier, when the locals drove along a coastal road edging the fortified medieval city of Melilla, it was hard to imagine that the peaceful-looking cliffs were home to some 60 youngsters.

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On Tuesday, more than 14 million people around the world , including anxious applicants in the Washington area , will begin checking computers and smartphones in one of the strangest rituals of the U.S. immigration system. When the clock strikes noon in the nation’s capital, they will be able to visit a State Department website, enter their names, years of birth and 16-digit identification numbers.

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With the Trump administration's tough stance on immigration, many asylum seekers from El Salvador and Honduras are increasingly looking to Mexico instead.

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Refugees learn to shake hands, introduce themselves in English, flush a toilet and cross the street as part of the Australian Government's cultural orientation program. Key points: Government grants ABC rare access to AUSCO program Program offers five-day crash course in what refugees can expect in their new Australian home This year, Australia will take 1,050 refugees from refugee camps in Thailand Ko Aung has no idea who Don Bradman is or even Malcolm Turnbull.

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VP Pence says US will honor refugee deal with Australia Posted: Updated: By CNN US Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that the United States would "honor" a refugee resettlement agreement forged with Australia in the closing days of the Obama administration, despite it previously being described by US President Donald Trump as a "dumb deal."

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Human rights and legal groups say a scathing Senate report on offshore processing and conditions inside detention highlights the government’s “wilful inaction” and bolsters their calls for the closure of the Manus Island and Nauru centres. On Friday the government released a report by the Senate committee on legal and constitutional affairs, which followed a seven-month inquiry into allegations of abuse on Manus and Nauru sparked by the Guardian’s publication of the Nauru files .

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Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Chair's foreword Australia's policy of offshore processing has been the subject of a number of Senate inquiries. These inquires have been highly critical of many aspects of the Regional Processing Centre (RPC) policy.

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4 Reasons Why France's Presidential Election Is So Important It's a tight race that could shape the future of Europe. 21/04/2017 3:16 PM IST | Updated 23/04/2017 9:15 AM IST 150 Nick Robins-Early World News Reporter, The Huffington Post ADVERTISEMENT France’s presidential election race has been a volatile spectacle, as unexpected candidates have surged into the limelight while scandals involving some have made the outcome uncertain.

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African Group Tries to Deter Illegal Immigration share See comments YAOUNDE — The Italian coast guard says it has rescued nearly 6,000 migrants on the Mediterranean since Friday, underscoring the continued flow of people along this dangerous route. A group of Africans living in Europe visited Cameroon this week to launch a campaign against illegal migration.

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SYDNEY—Australia plans to raise the bar for handing out citizenships by lengthening the waiting period, adding a new “Australian values” test and raising the standard for English language as part of a shake up of its immigration program.

The move comes in a week when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced axing a temporary work visa popular with foreigners and replacing it with a tougher program in a bid to put “AustraliaFirst”.

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“In a country town we need to all work together, know each other,” says Tamworth resident and refugee advocate Eddie Whitham. “We need to find a common ground. It’s not going to work if we have isolated people. We want to make our town work. The hope is that this will become a natural thing – that there will be no us and them.” On the traditional lands of the the Kamilaroi people, Tamworth in New South Wales is now home to people of more than 80 different nationalities and has an estimated population close to 43,000. Yet as ...

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Germany dismisses 'Islam law' as integration debate resurfaces Mon Apr 3, 2017 3:46pm By Paul Carrel BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has no plans to introduce an 'Islam law' codifying the rights and obligations of Muslims, a government spokesman said on Monday, dismissing an idea floated by allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of federal elections in September.

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Europe's refugee frontier: pushbacks, border closures in Serbia By Preethi Nallu, Refugees Deeply | March 28, 2017 at 10:23 AM Comments BELGRADE, Serbia, March 28 (UPI) -- More than 1,000 miles from home, Wael al-Zainab encountered a fortified fence amid the rich foliage, backed up by some of the 47,000-strong force patrolling the Hungarian border – a far cry from the warm reception he had hoped for.

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GARASBALEY, Somalia (AP) — Tears fill Sahra Muse's eyes as she stares at her severely malnourished son, his thin arms crossed over his bloated stomach.

Before he succumbed to hunger, 7-year-old Ibrahim Ali had helped his mother herd the family's 30 cows on their farm in Toratorow, a village in Lower Shabelle region. But the family lost all they had to the growing drought.

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Dangerous migrant traffic resumes in Mediterranean as 6000 rescued Brian Murphy twitter TWEET More Brussels: More than 6000 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days while attempting to make the dangerous crossing from North Africa to Europe, an official said on Tuesday, marking the resumption of a stubborn flow of people fleeing poverty and war.

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42am GMT Iraqis pouring out of Mosul find no place at crowded camps left right Displaced Iraqis wait to enter Hamam al-Alil camp south of Mosul, Iraq March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem 1/9 left right Displaced Iraqis wait to enter Hamam al-Alil camp south of Mosul, Iraq March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem 2/9 left right Displaced Iraqis wait to enter Hamam al-Alil camp south of Mosul, Iraq March 10, 2017.

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Advertisement Migrant, refugee children live in ‘abysmal conditions’ BRUSSELS: Migrant children reaching Europe are exposed to sexual abuse and forced labour and lack access to education or healthcare, with some put in detention centres in a violation of their rights, the watchdog Council of Europe said on Wednesday.

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March 14 (UPI) -- How serious is Venezuela's crisis? Bad enough that, in 2016, Venezuelans became the top U.S. asylum seekers , having surpassed Guatemalans, Salvadorans and Mexicans . Venezuelan asylum claims increased 150 percent from 2015 to 2016. Though Venezuela does not publicly circulate emigration information, estimates suggest that between 700,000 and 2 million Venezuelans have emigrated since 1999.

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Immigration lawyer Alastair Clarke calls it a "travesty of justice." In Buffalo, N.Y., a client is currently living in a shelter, desperately awaiting news about how she might be reunited with her three young children, all under the age of 10. The woman fled the small East-African country of Burundi with her kids and landed in the United States with a visitor's visa, hopeful they could all eventually claim asylum in Canada, where her sister-in-law is a permanent resident, living in Winnipeg.

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For six years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war. An estimated 4.9 million Syrians have fled their homeland, filling refugee camps in neighboring countries, and another six million remain displaced inside Syria’s borders. While Syrian government forces—backed by Russian air support—appear to have gained the upper hand in many places, recapturing the city of Aleppo in December, street battles and airstrikes continue to take place nearly every day.

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Analysts said the British vote to quit the European Union, known as “Brexit,” and the ascent of President Trump had led many Dutch voters to weigh their options more carefully, and might have motivated more moderates to get to the polls. Mr. Rutte himself offered that theory on the night of the election.

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44 PM With a stroke of red pen, Myanmar's Rohingya fear losing right to return by simon lewis and wa lone SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Since security forces swept into their villages in northwestern Myanmar late last year, around 75,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled across the nearby border to Bangladesh. Many now fear that the authorities in Myanmar could make their displacement permanent.

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European court of justice says ban on visible wearing of political, philosophical or religious sign does not constitute direct discrimination

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Europe's top human rights official said Wednesday he was "deeply concerned" about a new law in Hungary that allows authorities to detain all asylum-seekers in closed border camps, including families with children and unaccompanied minors over 14 years old.

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Top photo: the author (left) with refugeeson the Greek island of Samos. Thesix richest nations on Earth three ofwhich are in Europeare currently home to just 9 percent of the world's refugees. These six countries represent over 50 percent of the global GDP.In 2015, the number of people who arrived in Europe by boat just over 1 million represented 0.14percent of the continent's total population.

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