immigration

Hong Kong Residents Head for Taiwan to Escape Growing Chinese Power

The success of the current protest movement inspired by Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill may offer a glimmer of hope for democracy activists, but many residents have already chosen to escape mainland China’s iron grip by emigrating to other countries, with Taiwan an especially popular destination.

Protesters display placards during a demonstration in Taipei on June 16, 2019, in support of the continuing protests taking place in Hong Kong against a controversial extradition law proposal. - Tens of thousands of people rallied in central Hong Kong on Sunday as public anger seethed following unprecedented clashes between …

Vatican Amazonia Summit Framed Around ‘Ecology’

The Vatican’s upcoming major meeting on the Church in the Amazon region centers on indigenous traditions and integral ecology, leading some critics to suggest that the summit is pursuing a “neo-pagan agenda.”

Indigenous leaders from Latin America, Indonesia and Africa, known as "The Guardians of the Forest", display placards during a protest in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on November 1, 2017. At R is a member of Brazil's amazonian Tuxa tribe. The demonstrators, on their way to the COP23 UN Climate …

Fact-Check: Former Immigration Judge Debunks AOC’s ‘Concentration Camp’ Claim

Former immigration judge Art Arthur refuted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) characterization of migrant detention facilities as “concentration camps,” calling her comments “offensive” and noting that Democrats had no objection to these same facilities when the Obama administration used them. What is truly “reprehensible,” Arthur said, is the refusal of Congressional Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez to provide the humanitarian funding requested by the Trump administration to alleviate the suffering of migrant children and families.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on April 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. Seven CEOs of the country’s largest banks were called to testify a decade after the global financial crisis. (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

Ocasio-Cortez: Trump Running ‘Concentration Camps’ at Border

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Monday evening ratcheted up her attacks on the Trump administration’s immigration policies, referring to President Donald Trump as a “fascist” operating “concentration camps” on the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York, Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)