Professor says U.S.-Mexico wall is ‘nonsense’

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Calling the proposal for an immense wall between Mexico and the United States nonsense, the author of a new books suggests a better option would be to open the border between the two countries. “The...

Report aims to debunk anti-immigration myths

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Immigration is shaping up to be among the top wedge issues in the 2016 presidential race. GOP front-runner Donald Trump is stoking the debate with threats to build a wall between the United States...

Criminals get guns from friends not stores

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A survey of inmates in Chicago suggests most criminals don’t steal guns. Instead they get them from family or people they know. “There are a number of myths about how criminals get their guns, such...

Another weekend of tragedy marks the Mediterranean, with at least 40 refugees dead or...

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News Stories, 20 September 2015 LESVOS, Greece, Sept. 20 (UNHCR) -- UNHCR staff on Sunday were caring for survivors of two separate weekend incidents involving boats carrying refugees and migrants between Turkey and Greece that...

One war forced a family to flee Somalia, and now another has forced them...

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BOSSASO, Somalia Sept 14 (UNHCR) – Civil war was raging in Somalia when Fatima Mohamed, then just 12 years old, and her older sister fled Mogadishu and travelled north to safety in Yemen. The...

UNHCR urges full and swift implementation of European Commission proposals on refugee crisis

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News Stories, 11 September 2015 The UN refugee agency today welcomed the European Commission's proposals unveiled on Wednesday to address the current refugee crisis in Europe. "Given the urgency of the situation, these proposals need...

Frustrated refugees and migrants at Serbia-Hungary border seek to escape poor reception conditions

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News Stories, 9 September 2015 RÖSZKE, Hungary, Sept 8 (UNHCR) – It was a rallying cry and a cry of frustration: "Budapest, Budapest!" At 5 p.m., on a back road crossing disused train tracks a kilometre...

How insider threats challenge U.S. national security

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US national security faces rising challenges from insider threats and organizational rigidity, says political scientist Amy Zegart. Zegart writes that in the past five years, seemingly trustworthy US military and intelligence insiders have been responsible...

At Serbian border, flow of refugees continued unabated into Hungary

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RÖSZKE, HUNGARY, Sept 7 (UNHCR) – Train tracks connect the two countries, and a razor wire fence separates them. But the razor wire opens for the tracks, and groups – sometimes even crowds –...

Worsening conditions inside Syria and the region fuel despair, driving thousands towards Europe

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GENEVA, Sept 8 (UNHCR) – Deteriorating conditions in Syria and neighbouring countries are driving thousands of Syrians to risk everything on perilous journeys to Europe, the UN refugee agency cautioned on Tuesday. As the...
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