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US-Mexico border deaths, shelters top immigration news this week

Editor’s Note: This week’s immigration news from across the United States. Questions? Tip? Comments? Email the VOA immigration team: ImmigrationUnit@voanews.com.

US immigration officials say 8-year-old girl sought medical care 3 times on day of death

8-year-old girl died last week while in border patrol custody Seen medical personnel at least three times on the day of her death Before being taken to a hospital, she complained of vomiting and stomach pains, then suffered seizure-like symptoms, U.S. immigration officials said Sunday. The Associated Press reported.

New York City Mayor Asks Court to Suspend Years of ‘Right to Evacuation’ Due to Immigration Influx

New York mayor questioned judge on Tuesday Cause the city to suspend its long-standing “Right to Evacuation” obligation, said the arrival of tens of thousands of international migrants meant that authorities could no longer accommodate all the homeless. The Associated Press reported.

A day in pictures: Police evict migrants, mostly from Venezuela From the camp in front of the immigration camp Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, May 22, 2023, where migrants died in the March fire.

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UN keeps Sudanese refugees in Chad away from border

The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, keep tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees in Chad away from the Sudanese border to a new camp. A UNHCR visiting agent said concerns about safety and access to aid were growing with the number of refugees. Henry Wilkins reports from the Gaga refugee site in Chad.

UN: More than 1.3 million displaced in Sudan conflict

Fighting between the Sudanese army and powerful militias has resulted in Over 1.3 million people displacedsaid the United Nations Migration Service on Wednesday. The International Organization for Migration said the clashes had forced more than one million people to flee their homes to safer areas inside Sudan. A further 320,000 are displaced in neighboring countries Egypt, South Sudan, Chad, Ethiopia, the Central African Republic and Libya. The Associated Press reported.

HRW calls for halt to Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh to Myanmar

As Bangladesh and Myanmar prepare to repatriate some 1,100 Rohingya refugees in a pilot project, Human Rights Watch said Said the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state is still not good For the sustainable return of Rohingya refugees. Produced by Sheikh Azizul Rahman.

Humanitarian groups accuse Greece of treating asylum seekers on island

Prominent humanitarian organizations ThursdayGreece accused of treatment of asylum seekers On Lesvos, he repeated allegations of illegal deportation to Turkey, claiming authorities were using hunger as a weapon against some migrants. The Associated Press reported.

Greece investigates video allegedly showing migrants being forcibly abandoned at sea

Greek authorities captured on film Apparently they pushed the asylum seekers into life rafts and dumped them in the sea. Human rights groups have long condemned the practice in Athens. Greece denied implementing the so-called pushback and said it had launched an investigation into the video. Henry Ridgewell reports from London.

News summary

— Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a government-wide policy For cameras worn on the body.

Within the next 180 days, each DHS agency and office will draft and issue or update its own body-worn camera policy that meets or exceeds the requirements set forth in the department-wide policy. .”

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