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‘Jungle’ camp must close to stop mass attacks by migrants – Calais mayor to RT
The mayor of the French port city of Calais is urging the government to completely dismantle the notorious ‘Jungle’ migrant camp as soon as possible. She has joined hundreds of protesters rallying for the closure of the troubled facility. Read Full Article at
1321 points by Russia Today | France Refugee Immigration Population Attack Attack! Europe Law
Over 11,000 asylum seekers listed as crime suspects in Austria
While the number asylum seekers arriving in Austria has significantly dropped, the number having trouble with the law is on the rise. Some 11,158 were suspected of committing offences in the first half of 2016, compared to 15,236 in the whole of 2015. Read Full Article at
1490 points by Russia Today | Population Austria Europe Right of asylum Australia Abuse Human sexual behavior Bullying
Fighting in Syria's Hama displaces 100,000: UN
Fighting in Syria's western Hama province displaced an estimated 100,000 people between Aug. 28 and Sept. 5, the United Nations said on Wednesday, citing the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the governor of the province.
-1 points by | Bashar al-Assad Syria Population Town City Hafez al-Assad United Nations Rural area
Most oppose Trump's wall, split on who is best on immigration
Donald Trump's immigration policies are highly unpopular, but voters are split over whether the Republican presidential nominee or his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, would better handle the issue, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll.
2713 points by CNN | Immigration Immigration to the United States Illegal immigration Deportation United States Population Refugee New York
Asians are now the fastest-growing group in U.S. as Latino population slips, study finds
The growth of the U.S. Latino population — once the nation's fastest growing — slowed considerably over the last seven years and slipped behind that of Asian Americans amid declining Hispanic immigration and birth rates, a study released Thursday found. The Pew Research Center study, which analyzed...
2946 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Population Demography U.S. state New Mexico Alaska California Hispanic and Latino Americans
Latino population growth in Chicago, U.S. slowing, study says
The Latino population growth and dispersion around the country has slowed since the onset of the Great Recession, according to a Pew Research Center study released Thursday. The trend has been reflected in cities and counties across the country, including the Chicago metropolitan area and Illinois....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Population Demography Late-2000s recession Great Depression Business cycle Demographic economics United States Illinois
The fastest-growing counties for Latinos are in . . . North Dakota?!
Yup. And most of them don't speak Spanish, either.
228 points by The Washington Post | New Mexico United States Hispanic Hispanic and Latino Americans California Population Spanish language Arizona
Hispanic growth rate in U.S. lowest on record
Hispanic population living in America is growing at the slowest rate since record-keeping began nearly 50 years ago.       
-1 points by USA Today | Immigration to the United States Immigration Population Illegal immigration United States Mexico California Human migration
Growth of Nevada’s Hispanic population slows, reflecting national deceleration
Clark County is now considered a slow-growing county in terms of Hispanic population growth, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.
8 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | United States Hispanic and Latino Americans Population United States Census Bureau Demography White American Late-2000s recession California
War has uprooted 28 million kids worldwide, UNICEF estimates
Some 28 million children around the globe have been driven from their homes by violent conflict, with nearly as many abandoning their homes in search of a better life, UNICEF said in a report.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Million Refugee Immigration Australia France Displaced person 10000000 Population
No matter how he tries, Trump can’t ‘soften’ bigotry
Donald Trump’s diatribe on immigration last week dispelled any conceivable doubt: He is a dangerous demagogue who rejects the values of openness and inclusion that made this country great. Rarely has an American politician given such an …
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Immigration to the United States Immigration Spain Population Illegal immigration Human migration Donald Trump Ronald Reagan
UNICEF: 50 million children uprooted by crises
Youngsters driven from their homes by crises they are not responsible for or have little influence over, says UN agency.
2160 points by Al Jazeera English | Refugee Europe Million Right of asylum Australia Immigration France Population
Did the Obamacare Medicaid expansion force people onto wait lists?
The data do not confirm their suggestion that Obamacare expanded Medicaid at the expense of people waiting for home- or community-based care.
517 points by The Washington Post | Health care Disability Medicaid State U.S. state Population Kaiser Family Foundation State
Michigan's hot spot is Kent County, home of Grand Rapids, Census shows
The western Michigan county is outpacing both Oakland and Macomb in population growth.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Wayne County Michigan Oakland County Michigan Metro Detroit Detroit Grand Rapids Michigan Population Michigan counties
Census: Washtenaw leads region in population growth
Wayne County sees smallest decline since 2004 — bringing its total population of 1.74 million        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Metro Detroit Oakland County Michigan Detroit Washtenaw County Michigan Wayne County Michigan Population Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan
Baltimore population falls, nearing a 100-year low, U.S. Census says
Baltimore leaders have celebrated signs that the city appeared to have stopped hemorrhaging residents — and might even be gaining people. But new federal estimates show the city population falling to near a 100-year low. Baltimore's population fell by more than 6,700 people in the 12 months that...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | United States Census Bureau Maryland Baltimore County Maryland Howard County Maryland Population United States Census Baltimore Anne Arundel County Maryland
Austria doubles cash offer for migrants to leave country
As part of a campaign to speed up the repatriation of around 50,000 asylum seekers, Vienna said it would double the amount of money paid to migrants who voluntarily return home. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Europe France Immigration Refugee Population Austria Australia Right of asylum
Here's why Miami and Phoenix are about to surpass Philly's population

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | United States Census Bureau Philadelphia United States Census Delaware Valley Population Metropolitan area Census Philadelphia County Pennsylvania
Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow
CHICAGO (AP) — The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough neighborhood where she found affordable housing.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Chicago Demography Metropolitan area City Illinois Population Chicago metropolitan area United States
Dunbarton refugee community fundraiser reaches its goal
The community side of a fundraising campaign to make sure a farm tended by refugees stays fertile reached its goal in just two months.The Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success, along with the Russell Foundation, launched the Our Story Hill effort on Nov. 15, 2016 with the goal of raising $2...
13 points by Concord Monitor | Immigration Refugee France Accountable Fundraising English-language films Australia Project management Population
"Day Without Immigrants" resonates across Los Angeles, even if many still go to work
Elias Ortiz was eager to join the boycott. On Thursday morning, however, he went to the corner of State Street and Florence Avenue and did the one thing that guaranteed him $65 at the end of the day. He threw on his blue gorilla costume and worked, waving a red and white sign to promote a nearby...
18 points by Los Angeles Times | Immigration Immigration to the United States Los Angeles Donald Trump Spain Population University
For one teacher, being in the classroom is a strong #DayWithoutImmigrants protest
Essential Education: LAUSD tells students to stay put on protest day Feb. 16, 2017, 6:08 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos used her first public speech to praise magnet schools. Today,...
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | Population Education Immigration High school YouTube Los Angeles Toronto Los Angeles Unified School District
Pew analysis: In Philly, 50,000 undocumented immigrants

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Immigration Immigration to the United States Illegal immigration to the United States Illegal immigration Pew Research Center Population James Madison University Human migration
Campuses are feeling the impact of the 'day without immigrants'
Many students are skipping class, or at least wish they could.       
6 points by USA Today | High school Immigration to the United States Immigration College Protest President of the United States Middle school Population
Hundreds march in Detroit against Trump policies
The march in southwest Detroit is part of a nationwide protest designed to show the importance of immigrants        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Immigration to the United States Spain Immigration United States Population France European Union Sovereign state
Immigration law firm holds 'Know Your Rights' workshop at Painesville library
The free workshop was Wednesday night held in Painesville, a community that holds a large Latino community. Watch video PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- A law firm that specializes in immigration law held a "Know Your Rights" workshop Wednesday in response to the country's current immigration climate. "We want to make sure that [immigrants] know that Trump's not God. He's not the king. They can't just rip up the Constitution," Richard Herman, an immigration attorney who heads the Herman Legal Group, told He said he has many clients in Painesville and wanted to inform and remind immigrants that they have protected rights under the Constitution, even if they are not U.S. citizens. The meeting was held at the Morley Library in Painesville, a community that includes a large Latino community. The city's Latino population doubled between 2000 and 2010, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, and the majority of them trace back to central Mexico. Within the past week, about 700 immigrants were arrested across the country by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. While the raids were mostly targeted to catch individuals for whom ICE had a warrant to detain, they did break with Obama-era policy that prohibited collateral arrests -- arrests of additional undocumented immigrants who were not named in an arrest warrant, according to Though Northeast Ohio has not yet seen an ICE raid under the Trump administration, the attorneys at Wednesday's workshop wanted the community to be aware of their rights if law enforcement comes knocking. "The immigrant community has to prepare for worst-case scenarios under the new administration, which may include an increase in immigration arrests and placement in removal proceedings, and repeal of some of Obama's executive orders like DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)," a news release from the law firm regarding the presentation says. Herman addressed the group of about 15 immigrant attendees in English. His colleague Frank Krajenke translated the presentation into Spanish. Packets of information, including samples of an ICE warrant and a warrant signed by a judge, were handed out to the attendees. Herman also touched on the importance of a family emergency plan -- like what to do if a parent is arrested while their American child is in school. A small group of protesters lingered outside the meeting room before the workshop began, Herman said, though they left by the time it began. See and hear more of what the immigration rights workshop had to offer in the video above.
20 points by The Plain Dealer | Immigration to the United States Immigration Arrest Law Arrest warrant Illegal immigration Law enforcement agency powers Population
Rick Bayless to close restaurants for a day to support immigrants
Chef/restaurateur Rick Bayless announced on Facebook today that he is closing four of his Chicago restaurants on Thursday as a show of solidarity for immigrants’ rights. Closed for the day will be Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, Xoco and Fonda Frontera. Organizers across the country of “A Day Without Immigrants” are urging immigrants to stay home from […]
5546 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Immigration Rick Bayless Australia Civil liberties Immigration to the United States Frontera Grill France Population
Chicago chefs band together to make soups to benefit immigrant groups
Since President Donald Trump signed restrictive executive orders on immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries a few short weeks ago, many Americans have expressed their dismay, frustration and anger through a series of protests and demonstrations. Likewise, area restaurants have picked up...
853 points by Chicago Tribune | Immigration Refugee Immigration to the United States Spain Human rights Population U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement France
Phoenix faces Arizona law that bars sanctuary-city status
PHOENIX (AP) — As some cities reaffirm support for sanctuary policies that protect immigrants, Phoenix finds itself in an unusual position to push back against any immigration actions by the new White House.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Immigration City Phoenix Arizona Population Law Immigration to the United States United States Phoenix metropolitan area
‘Red’ America is an illusion. Postindustrial towns go for Democrats.
But they're outvoted by the surrounding “red” areas.
960 points by The Washington Post | Population Barack Obama United States presidential election 2008 Voting City United States Democracy Democratic Party
Greece evacuates over 70,000 residents for WW2 bomb disposal in Thessaloniki
Greek authorities have begun evacuating tens of thousands of people from the country’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, as a bomb disposal unit is preparing to defuse an unexploded World War II air bomb. Read Full Article at
80 points by Russia Today | Population Population density Refugee Voula Patoulidou Demography Right of asylum Disability Affect
Houston immigrant groups vigilant as reports of raids grow across country

230 points by The Houston Chronicle | Immigration to the United States Immigration Refugee Australia Illegal immigration France Human migration Population
Thessaloniki starts evacuating 70,000 over WWII bomb

162 points by Al Jazeera English | Bomb disposal World War II Improvised explosive device Unexploded ordnance Population density Bombsuit Population Nuclear weapon
Advocacy groups urge Charlotte to stand with immigrants
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Advocacy groups are urging leaders in Charlotte to take a stand on behalf of its immigrant population in light of recent rumors of arrests of undocumented people in the city and across the country. The Charlotte Observer reports ( Action NC, the Latin American Coalition, the ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Population Immigration Spain European Union Immigration to the United States The Charlotte Observer North Carolina U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Japan accepted only 28 refugees last year, despite soaring applications
Despite a worldwide refugee crisis, and pressure from opposition politicians and human rights groups, Japan remains one of the most unwelcoming countries for refugees – only 28 were given asylum in 2016, after 27 in 2015, the latest statistics reveal. Read Full Article at
488 points by Russia Today | Immigration Refugee Government of Japan France Human rights Australia Population Japan
L.A. region home to 1 million immigrants here illegally, analysis shows
Nearly 10% of the nation’s 11.1 million immigrants who are in the country illegally reside in Los Angeles and Orange counties, according to an analysis released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The region is home to 1 million such immigrants, second only to the greater New York area, which...
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | Population Immigration to the United States City Immigration United States Census Bureau Los Angeles Metropolitan area Demography
Denver’s population of people living in the country illegally larger than in New York, LA, Houston
Denver ranks among the 20 U.S. metro areas with the largest numbers of people living in the country illegally, according to an analysis released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.
1779 points by The Denver Post | Immigration Population United States Census Bureau United States Metropolitan area Pew Research Center United States metropolitan area Immigration to the United States
Grand Rapids cracks Top 20 on U.S. News' 'best places to live'
Mchigan's second-largest city is also one of the best places to live in the United States, according to U.S. News.        
6677 points by Detroit Free Press | Metropolitan area City United States metropolitan area Population New York City Demography Developed environments London
Austin tops list of 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S.
Allen ConeFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Austin, Texas, was ranked No. 1 on the U.S. News and World Report's list of the 100 Best Places to Live in America.
73 points by UPI | Metropolitan area Population Stevie Ray Vaughan Demography Lyndon B. Johnson Texas University of Texas at Austin Austin Texas
Detroit ranks 89th on U.S. News' Top 100 'best places to live'
U.S. News judges found Detroit to be a decent value, but Motor City still rates low in quality of life, desirability        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Detroit Free Press Population City Metropolitan area Demography Michigan United States metropolitan area
Trump's base of support sets a higher bar for considering immigrants to be American
New research on assimilation shows how Trump's base may view new immigrants.
97 points by The Washington Post | United States Spain Immigration to the United States Americas Population Islam Latin America Immigration
Nearly 20,000 Ohioans were born in countries on Donald Trump's travel ban list
Ohio's population includes nearly 20,000 natives of Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, all countries on President Donald Trump's travel ban list. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Nearly 20,000 Ohioans were born in countries on President Donald Trump's travel ban list, estimates from the Census Bureau show. Nearly half of those are natives of Somalia living in the Columbus area. The numbers are small, in part, because Ohio as a whole has a small number of foreign-born residents - just 4.1 percent in comparison to the nationwide share of 13.2 percent who are foreign-born. Here are the estimates by country for the 19,680 Ohio residents who are natives from places on the travel ban list: Somalia, 9,299. Iran, 3,752. Iraq, 3,247. Syria, 2,537 Sudan, 679. Yemen, 166. The Census Bureau survey, conducted from 2011 through 2015, provided no estimate for Libya. Among the 3,745 people from these countries living in the seven-county Akron-Cleveland area, the largest groups are from Iran (1,514), Syria (1,049) and Iraq (857). The Somalia population in the Columbus metro area is estimated at 8,910. There are also an estimated 1,385 natives of Iraq and 1,103 natives of Iran in the Columbus area.
-2 points by The Plain Dealer | Population Midwestern United States Arabic language United States Census Bureau Turkey Ottoman Empire Donald Trump Iraq
Why the DOJ needs to intervene with the Census Bureau
I only told you half the story in a recent column about whistleblower Stefani Butler and my crusade against abuses at the Census Bureau. Yes, we were — and still are — trying to reduce fraud in government statistics. But we also have been attempting to get the Census Bureau’s finances audited. Why? Because long...
21 points by New York Post | United States Census Bureau United States Census Census Economics and Statistics Administration Population
Japan begins offshore construction work on moving US base in Okinawa
Despite strong local opposition, the Japanese authorities began offshore construction work aimed at relocating a US Marine Corps base on the island of Okinawa. Read Full Article at
811 points by Russia Today | Japan Population density United States Department of Defense United States Marine Corps Population Supreme Court of the United States Minato Tokyo Population ecology
How Trump will 'fix' the inner cities
Trump's urban policies would make inner cities uninhabitable for poor and immigrant populations.
1044 points by Al Jazeera English | Immigration to the United States Immigration Metropolitan area Population City Refugee Donald Trump Poverty
#BoycottBudweiser: Twitter clash over beer company’s Super Bowl migration ad (VIDEO)
Hours before Super Bowl LI kicks off, a Twitter war has erupted over Budweiser’s half-time advertising centered on the founder of the company’s migration story. Read Full Article at
709 points by Russia Today | Immigration Super Bowl American football Immigration to the United States France Population Refugee Australia
Trump immigration policy jeopardizes local families' reunion plans (photos, video)
The executive order signed a week ago by President Donald Trump, setting new limits on immigration to the U.S., may have scuttled the plans of several local families to re-unite with family members still overseas. Watch video CLEVELAND, Ohio - Abdul Terkawi has been working hard on a house in Solon to get it ready for his wife, Houda, and four children, who were preparing to leave Jordan for a new life in America, after the family fled from their home in war-torn Syria. He's been sanding and staining wood floors, painting walls and ceilings, cleaning everything. She sold most of the furniture in her apartment, pulled the kids out of school and made sure they learned some English. They were ready to re-unite, in eager anticipation, last month. Then, President Donald Trump signed an executive order limiting immigration that has put all those plans and preparation on hold for an unknown period of time. Terkawi, 50, a green-card holder who runs a business here and in Jordan, recently sat in his kitchen and sighed. "I'm very sad, because I make everything for my family here," he said. His sister, Laila Ezziddin, who bought the house for Terkawi, said his wife had passed all the medical and security screening and was told last November that she and her children had been accepted for immigration. The Catholic Charities resettlement office in Cleveland is handling the arrangements. "She's devastated, very upset," Ezziddin said. "Her apartment lease expired and she is staying with a friend for the time being. Now everything is on hold. We don't know what is going to happen." She said Trump's executive order came as a shock. "It was a very, very big surprise," she sad. "He didn't look at all the facts before he made this decision." Ezziddin said Terkawi's wife was told by immigration officials that if she applied for refugee status, the process of coming here could be quicker. "Legally, he has a green card. He should be able to bring his wife and kids to join him," she added. Terkawi came to this country 20 years ago and has made frequent return trips to Syria and then Jordan to visit his family. Now, with the changes in immigration, he's afraid to leave for fear he won't be able to return to the U.S. Since the onset of the new immigration policy, some 872 people initially denied entry into the U.S. will be allowed into the country, according to news reports. "Hopefully, something will change in the law to where she is legally supposed to come," Ezziddin said. "Call the Congress to change this law. This law is not going to make us safer because these people have been vetted for two years. They were not smuggling in. They were coming the legal way." However, one of the provisions of the order bars Syrian refugees indefinitely. Citizens of seven predominantly Muslin countries are barred for 90 days, and all refugees for 120 days. Other Northeast Ohioans wonder if their plans for family reunifications will be affected by the new policy. Felix Tuunganwe, 36, of Cleveland, has been waiting for almost seven years to reunite with his two children from Mozambique, in southeast Africa. The case worker at the US Together refugee resettlement agency in Cleveland said his son Jonh Wilondja and daughter Eliza Mwanuke, ages 21 and 15, are due to fly here sometime between December and March. Both of his children from a previous marriage have cleared all medical and security screening, he said. But the recently imposed 120-day ban on all refugee coming to the U.S. may have stymied those plans. Tuunganwe is a U.S. citizen now after coming here six years ago, and is living with his wife, Shaona, and two daughters who were born here. "I don't know what to do. I have been ready to bring them here for a long, long time," he said. "This is very painful. I'm feeling sad. I called them (his children) yesterday and they were crying." Malwila Jossy Kasole, 41, who came to Cleveland in 2013 after fleeing from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was expecting his 14-year-old son, Rajabu, to fly from a refugee camp in Tanzania to Cleveland this month. "I never see him since he was born," said Kasole, who is also waiting for his wife, Tenda, to come here from Tanzania. He noted that when he called his to tell him about the new immigration policy, "he feels very bad. Very bad. He fall down when I tell him he can't come, and they took him to a hospital." Kasole has three other sons here, and works at a local car parts manufacturer. He said he enjoys being here because "I like my job and I'm living in peace." When asked what he thought of the new immigration policy, Kasole said he could understand efforts to keep terrorists out of the U.S., but "some persons are victims of the law because they are not terrorists. Like my son. He is a victim of the law." For now, Kasole said all he can do is hope. And hope is what keeps Abdul Terkawi refurbishing that four-bedroom house for his family, even though the future is uncertain. As his sister noted, "He hopes they will look into this decision with a heart. He wants America safe, but the decision was done so quickly. "He left his country because of war," she added. "Now, he just wants peace."
7 points by The Plain Dealer | Refugee Immigration Australia France Jordan Canada Population Donald Trump
Nevada’s U.S. senators urge FCC to expand rural broadband
Sens. Cortez Masto and Heller join bipartisan group urging new FCC chairman to retain incentives that he has called “a textbook definition of waste.”
10 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Federal government of the United States Washington D.C. United States Senate United States Population Federal Communications Commission U.S. state United States Constitution
Trump deportations could hit 1 in 4 Idaho ag workers
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - What would happen to an industry that loses one-fourth or more of its employee base? Idaho's agriculture industry, and particularly its farming sector, might run head-on into that hypothetical question if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on a pledge to reverse his predecessor's executive actions on ...
13 points by The Washington Times | Agriculture Immigration Boise Idaho Population Idaho Pew Research Center Unemployment United States
Donald Trump's misguided assault on sanctuary cities - Chicago included
"If you're in this country and you're a criminal — if you're a drug dealer, if you're a murderer — then you should be deported from the United States of America." No, that's not President-elect Donald Trump talking. It's U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Chicago, who has advocated longer and louder than...
131 points by Chicago Tribune | Police United States Immigration Chicago Immigration to the United States Law enforcement agency Crime Population