Tag: immigration

Mass Breakouts from Quarantine Centers Are Reigniting Immigration Tensions in Italy

A migrant boat off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy. Photo: dpa picture alliance / Alamy Stock Photo During the peak of Europe’s coronavirus crisis, immigration – a perennial hot-button issue in Italy – was conspicuously MIA from the country’s political debate. Not any more. A fresh surge of migrants arriving across the Mediterranean, combined with a string […]

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Adjudicator Who Didn’t Believe a Refugee’s Rape Also Doubted LGBTQ Claimants

Experts say adjudicators assessing gender- and sexuality-based refugee claims often lean on wrongful stereotypes. Photo by Eduardo Lima (CP) A Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) adjudicator who rejected a refugee claim after the claimant said she chose to keep her baby after experiencing rape is no longer with the board, VICE News has learned. […]

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The Former Trump Official Who Oversaw Separated Kids Says His Agency Improved People’s Lives

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Ask the man once tasked with caring for children separated from their families at the U.S. southern border if his agency improved people’s lives, and he won’t hesitate to answer. “Yes,” Scott Lloyd, the former head of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, […]

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America’s Immigration System Is Fractured Beyond Repair

Clearly, this fee-based structure has set up a death spiral for the agency: With a president determined to limit immigration as much as possible, falling receipts from fees make USCIS even more dysfunctional and slow, discouraging further immigration and lowering revenues even further. The Biden administration should not only rescind the proposed rule but also […]

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White House advisory council’s AI guidance conflicts with Trump’s talent pool sabotage

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. Earlier this week, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report outlining what it believes must happen for the U.S. to advance “industries of the future.” Several of the committee’s suggestions touched on how the field […]

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Trump’s Reopening Agenda Is Upending International Students’ Futures

The move—announced with no forewarning and reversing a prior decision that schools had already come to rely on as ICE’s standard approach while the pandemic continues—seemed designed to throw a wrench into students’ and schools’ planning for next semester in a way that will force them to adhere to the administration’s broader reopening agenda. Several […]

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