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RFA Discussion - Guo Wengui a Chinese billionaire businessman turned political activist

China Admits to ‘Coercive Measures’ to Extract Confession from Associates of Dissident Billionaire

Chinese police held a press conference on Monday in which they claimed twin brothers Chen Zhiyu and Chen Zhiheng forged documents at the behest of dissident billionaire Guo Wengui and leaked them to the Washington Free Beacon, leading to the publication of two stories embarrassing to the Chinese government. Chinese authorities admitted to using “coercive measures against the Chen brothers,” as the state-run Xinhua news service puts it, to obtain elaborate forced confessions.

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Democrats Oppose Sealing Border-Law Loopholes

Democrats are quietly rejecting the legal reforms needed to stop waves of migrants from walking through President Donald Trump’s proposed concrete-and-rebar wall. The fundamental disagreement over border-law loopholes is rarely cited by media, even as Democrats gradually admit they can fund construction

A police car leaves the grounds of a reception centre for asylum seekers in Bamberg, southern Germany, on early November 15, 2017. A man was killed and 14 residents of the home were injured as a fire broke out. The cause of the fire is yet unclear. / AFP PHOTO …

Bavaria Classifies Asylum Homes as ‘Dangerous’

The Bavarian government has defended classifying asylum homes in the region as ”dangerous places” allowing police to enter or raid asylum homes without a warrant after an outcry by pro-migrant groups.

RFA Discussion - Guo Wengui a Chinese billionaire businessman turned political activist

Billionaire Guo Wengui Asks U.S. for Asylum After Accusing Top Chinese Officials of Corruption

Billionaire real estate mogul Guo Wengui is currently visiting the United States on a tourist visa, but he decided he would like to stay a little longer after top officials back in his homeland declared him an enemy of the Communist regime. Guo applied for asylum in the United States this week, while the Chinese government has filed notices with Interpol seeking his arrest on charges of corruption and rape.

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Central American Migrants Riding ‘Death Train’ to Defy Trump’s Border Enforcement

Hundreds of Central American nationals riding “The Train of Death” in Mexico are traveling to the U.S. border and plan to arrive in Tijuana on Sunday. These self-styled asylum-seekers plan to protest that illegal immigrants are being turned away at the border. The border crossing is scheduled for 2:30 PDT on Sunday afternoon.

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SCOTUS Declines Review of Central American Women Asylum Case

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case filed by over 20 Central American women who petitioned to have their claims of asylum heard from an independent judge. The women claim they came to the U.S. illegally because they needed protection.

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The U.S. Has the Right to Set Its Own Border Policy, Says Hungarian Prime Minister

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has expressed surprise at the “neurotic reactions” of European Union (EU) politicians to President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on ‘Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals’, noting that “it isn’t Europe’s business”.