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By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - Unaccompanied children fleeing to the United States to escape persecution often meet a harsh, hostile reception, slipping through the cracks of a system designed for adults that compounds their trauma, a Harvard University study said on Tuesday.
By Jonathan Saul and Elana Ringler KIBBUTZ EIN GEDI, Israel (Reuters) - Taking a deep puff on his cigarette, Sudanese refugee Sanka says sneaking across the desert border from Egypt into Israel was perilous, but worth it -- despite being sent to jail.
By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court overturned on Monday a ruling that federal law for political asylum in the United States covered a white South African family who faced threats from blacks angry at the racism of one of their relatives.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Contrary to popular belief, the number of people seeking asylum in the West has halved over the last five years to the lowest level in nearly two decades, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.
By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Egyptian who spent almost eight years in American jails without ever being convicted of a crime walked free on Tuesday after a federal judge ordered his release over the objections of the U.S. government.
By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Statue of Liberty still proclaims, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," but human rights activists say the traditional U.S. role in accepting people fleeing persecution has been badly eroded in recent years.
CAIRO (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency said on Friday it had interviewed most of some 600 Sudanese whom Egypt wants to deport because it says they are illegal immigrants. The U.N.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Monday authorized the admission of 70,000 refugees into the United States in fiscal 2006, the same ceiling that was set the previous year, the White House said.
By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - The international community has woken up to the tragedy of the millions who are refugees in their own country and begun to act, the head of the United Nations' refugee agency said on Tuesday.
By Stephanie Hancock MBALLA, Chad (Reuters) - Forced by armed raiders to flee their home in Central African Republic, Monica and her four children slept under a tree in neighboring Chad for four weeks, living on peanuts and water.
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