‘America is better than this’: What a doctor saw in a Texas shelter for migrant children

‘America is better than this’: What a doctor saw in a Texas shelter for migrant childrenA prominent doctor has spoken out against the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the US border. Dr Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, visited a shelter for children under the age of 12 that runs along the Texas border with Mexico. The shelter in question held 60 beds and had a little playground for children.


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UPDATE 1-Facing coalition crisis, Merkel seeks migrant talks with EU states

  1. UPDATE 1-Facing coalition crisis, Merkel seeks migrant talks with EU states  Reuters
  2. Migration fight shakes German govt as Merkel, ally face off  ABC News
  3. How Far Will Bavaria’s Conservatives Go to Fend Off the Far-Right?  Foreign Policy (blog)
  4. Demand for Tighter Border Threatens to Undo German Government  Wall Street Journal
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Merkel seeks EU migrant talks as German coalition crisis looms: paper

Merkel seeks EU migrant talks as German coalition crisis looms: paperGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel, struggling to avert a crisis within her coalition on migrant policy, is trying to set up a meeting of some EU states to discuss the issue before a leaders summit on June 28-29, a German newspaper reported on Sunday. Citing government sources from representatives of several EU states, top-selling Bild reported on its website that Merkel wanted to discuss possible solutions with Greece, Italy and Austria. It is also unclear exactly when this special summit would take place,” a member of the Italian government told Bild.


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How Trump Came to Enforce a Policy of Separating Migrant Families

  1. How Trump Came to Enforce a Policy of Separating Migrant Families  New York Times
  2. Faith Leaders Oppose Trump’s Immigration Policy Of Separating Children From Parents  NPR
  3. Trump suggests separation of families at border is a negotiating tool  CNN
  4. Donald J. Trump on Twitter: “The Democrats are forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their horrible and …  Twitter
  5. Lying coward Trump: Administration separates children from their parents at the border, and he won’t even own up to …  New York Daily News
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Italy bans more migrant rescue boats

Italy bans more migrant rescue boatsItaly’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its “human cargo” at an Italian port. The new rightwing and anti-immigrant Italian government last week banned the French NGO operated vessel the Aquarius, with more than 600 rescued migrants on board, from docking in Italy, causing uproar and a sharp spat with France. Spain subsequently offered to take the Aquarius and it is expected at the port of Valencia on Sunday.


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Defiant Merkel backs Europe migrant policy as Bavaria row simmers

Defiant Merkel backs Europe migrant policy as Bavaria row simmersMigration is an issue that demands a European solution, German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Saturday, giving no ground in a showdown with her Bavarian allies that threatens her three-month-old coalition. The row is over Merkel’s rejection of plans by Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, from Bavaria, for Germany unilaterally to send back migrants who have registered in other European Union countries. In her weekly podcast, three days before talks between Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron outside Berlin, the chancellor hammered home her stance: “This is a European challenge that also needs a European solution.


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In Merkel migrant row, Germans back tough policies: poll

In Merkel migrant row, Germans back tough policies: pollAs Chancellor Angela Merkel fights to save her government in a heated battle over immigration, an opinion poll Friday showed most Germans support the tougher line of her rebel interior minister. The survey found that 62 percent of respondents were in favour of turning back undocumented migrants at the border, in line with the stance of Interior Minister Horst Seehofer who is openly challenging Merkel. The survey turns up the pressure on Merkel, who has faced a backlash for allowing into Germany more than one million people fleeing war and misery in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere since 2015.


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Migrant crisis on the menu as Macron meets Italian leader

  1. Migrant crisis on the menu as Macron meets Italian leader  Yahoo News
  2. Italy PM meets French leader amid tensions over migration  SFGate
  3. Macron took on the French railway unions – and won  Spectator.co.uk (blog)
  4. Refugees caught up in EU war of words  Irish Examiner
  5. Macron says he ‘never meant to offend’ Italy in row over migrant boat  Telegraph.co.uk
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