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  • UK to house more asylum-seekers on accommodation barges

    Britain has ordered two more accommodation barges to house asylum-seekers, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced on Monday.

    International Business Times UK
  • The Health Needs of Asylum Seekers

    WNYC is talking about how to cover New York City's enduring crises, including how asylum seekers coming to the city can access health care. Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky, data reporter for WNYC and Gothamist, talks about the challenges, and Desiree Frias, community organizer with South Bronx Mutual Aid, explains how some New Yorkers are rising to the occasion to help their new neighbors.

  • Cabinet does not back more rights to work for asylum seekers

    Ministers are not in favour of allowing refugees to work more at the moment, and want to prioritise “getting a grip” on migration in general, junior justice minister Eric van der Burg said during Monday’s debate on the issue. Refugees currently have to be in the country for six months before they can take paid employment, and even then they are limited to a maximum of 24 hours a week. But some MPs have called for a change in the
  • Immigration minister quizzed over asylum seekers in hotels

    The UK has to "reduce its reliance on hotels" for housing asylum seekers, immigration minister Robert Jenrick says.

    BBC News
  • First bus of Asylum Seekers arrive in Albany

    ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — On Sunday night, the City of Albany welcomed 40 asylum seekers after New York City decided to form a contract with the Ramada Inn on Watervliet Avenue in Albany. Mayor Kathy Sheehan says that the city has already been in contact with community-based organizations to help each person. “And ensuring that they []

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  • Thousands of asylum seekers could be housed in vessels under UK plans

    Rishi Sunak confirms two more barges will house 1,000 people, as sources say discussions about more vessels are taking placeUK politics live – latest updatesThousands of asylum seekers could be housed in vessels moored near Newcastle, Harwich, Felixstowe and the Royal London docks, the Guardian has learned.Rishi Sunak confirmed on Monday that the government had acquired two more giant barges to house about 1,000 people seeking refuge in the UK. Continue reading

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  • There's now a 'Little Shop of Kindness' in Manhattan for asylum seekers

    The view inside the Little Shop of Kindness in Manhattan where, thanks to volunteers, asylum seekers can receive a helping hand and kindness, along with books, shoes, clothing and other goods. Since asylum seekers began streaming into the city a year ago, a network of volunteers has been working to ease their transition to a new city and new country. More help came this week. [ more › ]