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Hungary outlines ‘Stop Soros’ legislation against immigration

Right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban is embroiled in an escalating feud with Soros, who has rejected an extended Hungarian government campaign against him as “distortions and lies” meant to create a false external enemy. Orban is expected to secure a third straight term in a general election due on April 8. FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

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Merkel and Kurz clash over migrant quota

Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz clashed over immigration in their first meeting Wednesday, with the seasoned German chancellor saying Vienna’s resistance to sharing out refugees across the bloc was “wrong”. Kurz, at 31 the world’s youngest leader after forming a government with the far right last month, said following talks with Merkel that the debate about mandatory

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Study: Influx of young male migrants fueled rise in violence

–BERLIN (AP) — A study funded by the German government has found that the recent influx of mostly young, male migrants has led to an increase in violent crime. The study by criminologist Christian Pfeiffer uses figures from the northern state of Lower Saxony to examine the impact of refugee arrivals on crime in 2015 and 2016. Published Wednesday, the

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Greek island on strike in protest against becoming migrant ‘prison’

–“Lesbos is not a place of exile,” a banner read. Just a few miles from Turkey’s coast, Lesbos has borne the brunt of Europe’s migrant crisis. In 2015, nearly a million people – most fleeing Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan – landed on its shores before heading north, mainly to Germany. It is now hosting some 8,500 asylum-seekers in facilities designed

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German Towns Filled With Refugees Ask, ‘Who Is Integrating Whom?’ 

–SALZGITTER, Germany—Late this summer, Nadine Langer took her six-year old to her first day at school. The girl was one of two German children in her class, she said, amid 20, mostly Syrian, refugees. “I am not against foreigners,” said Ms. Langer, 41. “But there is a point where we have to wonder who is integrating whom.” Germany’s 2015 refugee

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Ukip’s new leader says the weight of immigration and the rise of Islam is ‘burying British culture’

–The 54-year-old ex-Army officer had said he wanted to move the party away from focusing on Islam after their manifesto earlier this year contained an “integration agenda” which was almost entirely about Muslims. And the issue had been brought back to the fore when the controversial anti-Islam campaigner Anne-Marie Waters was the favourite to win the leadership election. Mr Bolton, who

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For Muslim refugees in Mexico, community is hard to find

–It was after all this that Ali traveled to Mexico, with the hopes of continuing on to the U.S. Once in Mexico, Ali was connected with Programa Casa Refugiados, a Mexico City-based non-governmental organization that provides services to asylum seekers and refugees. Programa Casa Refugiados helped him regularize his status as a temporary resident in Mexico and continue his studies in

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