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Sweden’s Left Party wants immigrants to have the right to vote

If accepted, this step may give hundreds of thousands of immigrants and adolescents a say in Swedish politics. By – Europe A bill presented in the Swedish parliament by nine Left Party members proposes extending full voting rights to immigrants who lack Swedish citizenship. This step would allow them to vote in parliamentary elections, as well as referendums and even EU elections. The Left Party argued that voting and ...

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Czech PM: Illegal migrants in Europe ‘need to go home’

The Czech prime minister has called for the return to their home countries of hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants currently in Europe, suggesting funds could be spent on a Marshall Plan to help improve African economies. By – Europe Scroll 4Video “There are 700,000 illegal migrants,” Andrej Babis said in an interview with The Guardian newspaper. “They need to go ...

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Japan “considers doubling” number of refugees to 60 starting in 2020

Japan will consider accepting more Asian refugees from 2020, with an eye to doubling the current annual ceiling of about 30 to strengthen its response to regional humanitarian needs, government sources said Monday. By – japantimes.co.jp The government will review its current policy of receiving refugees only from Myanmar under the third-country resettlement program led by the UNHCR, the United Nations ...

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Denmark refuses to accept any quota refugees in 2018

Denmark will not be accepting any quota refugees for 2018, according to the immigration and integration minister, Inger Støjberg. By – Christian W The decision means Denmark hasn’t accepted any quota refugees since 2015 and remains the only country to halt its intake of the so-called resettlement refugees. “Even though we’ve seen better control on the flow of refugees, we are ...

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The Sweden’s Afghan bluff, and how bluff is called out.

Now that the Afghan law has been investigated at the highest courts and it’s in full force, is time to check who these 9000 ”alone came youths” actually are and now given a second chance in Sweden. What are the statistics saying about these young people? By – Juhani Berg Expressen checked the facts already in the spring and the stats ...

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While Sweden Wait for 300,000 new Muslim migrants, Islam Radicalism Spikes

Roughly 800 Africans stormed the border wall separating a Spanish enclave in Africa and Morocco last week. The migrants threw Molotov cocktails and feces at border guards and used lighters and aerosol cans to make flamethrowers. Once inside Spanish territory, they threw rocks at cars. By – Dale Hurd The European Union continues to try to force member states to take ...

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Hungarian PM sees shift to illiberal Christian democracy in 2019 European vote

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday that European parliament elections next year could bring about a shift toward illiberal “Christian democracy” in the European Union that would end the era of multiculturalism. By – Reuters The right-wing nationalist Orban, re-elected in April to a third consecutive term, has spearheaded eastern European resistance to EU moves to have member states ...

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Hungary Pulls Out of U.N. Global Migration Agreement

Hungary pulled out of a United Nations global agreement on migration on Wednesday, citing security concerns, just days after the accord was reached. By – Megan Specia Peter Szijjarto, Hungary’s minister of foreign affairs and trade, announced the withdrawal at a news conference in Budapest, Hungary’s capital, saying the agreement was “in conflict with common sense and also with the intent to restore ...

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The State Department Hiding Report: Only 20,000 Palestinian ‘refugees’ in the world, not 5.1 million

U.S. lawmakers pressure State Department to declassify Obama-era report on number of refugees from Israel’s War of Independence • Republican Senator Ted Cruz: Access to report will help Americans have a transparent debate on U.S. funding of UNRWA. By –  Günther Members of the U.S. Congress are demanding the State Department make public a key report that includes precise figures on the ...

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Confusion over immigration and crime is roiling European politics

AS MAYOR of the small Swedish town of Haparanda, Peter Waara has had his share of problems with refugees and with crime. The first refugees arrived in September 2015 (“the middle of moose-hunting season,” Mr Waara recalls), when Haparanda, which sits on the Finnish border, was deluged by busloads of Syrians and Iraqis who thought Finland would welcome them. They ...

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