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FEB 08, 2016 - Seattle Times

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Controversial minister to become Australia’s rights envoy

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s government says the former immigration minister who began the policy of sending asylum seekers to Pacific island detention camps will become the country’s first special envoy for human rights. Philip Ruddock is Australia’s longest-serving immigration minister, serving from 1996 to 2003. During his tenure, he implemented the controversial policy — […]

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FEB 08, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Controversial minister to become Australia's rights envoy

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's government says the former immigration minister who began the policy of sending asylum seekers to Pacific island detention camps will become the country's first special envoy for human rights. During his tenure, he implemented the controversial policy — the so-called Pacific solution — to deter asylum seekers from attempting to reach Australia by boat.

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FEB 08, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Reborn Maine milling city offers lessons amid refugee crisis

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in a former mill city in Maine sparked a backlash at first. Fifteen years later, though, Somali shops, restaurants and mosques serve as an example of how far the city of Lewiston has come. All told, more than 5,000 Africans have moved to the city of 36,500 on the ...

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FEB 07, 2016 - Washington Post

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Why the GOP’s immigration debate is complicated in New Hampshire

Tuesday’s primary will test where the party stands in its quest for a softer tone that might woo Hispanic voters.

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FEB 07, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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AP FACT CHECK: Fumbles from the Republican field

[...] when it reached the stage in the latest Republican presidential debate, Ted Cruz had some explaining to do. Cruz wasn't quite square with the facts Saturday night when he explained why and how his campaign spread the false insinuation that rival Ben Carson was quitting the race after the Iowa caucuses. —In his zeal to condemn the Obama administration's ...

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