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The most important consequence of the protests in Iran for the Iranian diaspora, a diaspora that has been largely unorganized and passive until now, is the opening of a new arena for it in socio-political life as part of Iranian society, even if it has not yet found its appropriate representation and organizational structures. The [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Thursday issued an opinion holding that the US Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) must consider whether non-US citizens who are perceived in their home countries to be LGBT and persecuted for being considered part of that group can be granted asylum in the US. The decision came [...]

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Wednesday imposed visa restrictions on an unannounced number of individuals who are allegedly involved in undermining the democratic process in Nigeria. This move comes just before the February 2023 Nigerian elections—one of which will replace President Muhammadu Buhari. The visa restrictions are authorized by Section 212(a)(3)C) of the Immigration and Nationality [...]

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It’s become increasingly clear that Australia could be in breach of its human rights commitments as reports of mistreatment continue to emerge from youth detention centers in Western Australia. On January 12, a class action involving more than 500 young children and adults who have been held in Western Australia’s Banksia Hill detention center was [...]

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The US Department of State (DOS) Thursday launched the Welcome Corps, a new private sponsorship program for migrants arriving in the US. The program comes only a few weeks after the Biden administration announced they would extend a parole program to Cuban, Nicaraguan and Haitian migrants crossing the US southern border. The parole program relies [...]

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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken Tuesday announced visa restrictions on 25 Belarusian officials accused of repressing pro-democracy actors. The move, made under the authority of Presidential Proclamation 8015, responds to the Lukashenka regime’s alleged suppression of political dissent and democratic expression in the country. Blinken accused the Belarusian government of “undermining democracy” and putting democracy [...]

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The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) Monday confirmed to the AP that high ranking Russian paramilitary commander Andrey Medvedev defected to Norway and applied for asylum. This marks one of the first instances of Russian paramilitary personnel defecting to the west since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In a video recorded Monday, Medvedev [...]

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams Sunday traveled to the US-Mexico border and declared that “there is no room” for migrants in his city. Adams called on the US government to help larger cities manage unprecedented levels of immigration and claimed that the influx of migrants could cost NYC up to $2 billion. “The federal [...]

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