"It’s very encouraging; officers are extremely eager to get started," one US refugee officer told BuzzFeed News.
These stories of resilience, hope and imagination feel different in 2020.
“I think Americans are missing that this is a part of our history and who we are and speaks to our values," one refugee officer said.
“New York is becoming a city for the rich. I think COVID has shown that. How sustainable is it really if long-term residents can’t afford to stay here even when they want to?”
“We cannot live in fear, because when we live in fear, we are being controlled,” said Moore County Clerk Brenda McKanna. “Even if I get it a second time, I’m for our nation opening back up.”
A Court Guessed How Gay Men From Conservative Families Would React After First Having Sex. It Cost Two Men Their Refugee Status.
A tribunal found it was "implausible" the men wouldn't remember what happened in the days after they first had sex, even six years later.
"WTF Was I Meant To Do?" Australia's Former PM Spilled The Tea About That Phone Call With Trump In His New Book
Trump joked that Turnbull had “two thousand of the worst terrorists in the world locked up on a desert island” and had talked Trump into taking them.
The Director Of The US Refugee Agency For Immigrant Children Is Being Replaced After A Little More Than A Year
A Health and Human Services official said Jonathan Hayes had been pushed out of his role at the direction of the White House.
Men In Detention Are Washing Their Hands With 2-In-1 Shampoo And Conditioner As The Coronavirus Spreads
From Thursday, people held in immigration detention won't be able to hug their visitors.
Australia Sent A Young Gay Man To Detention On A Tiny Island. He Died. Australia Says It’s The Island’s Problem.
Australia: This is a matter for Nauru. Nauru: We're not holding an inquest.
As a teenager, Rakib Khan fell in love with another boy. At 24, he died of mysterious causes in an Australian detention camp. This is his story.
Exclusive: A young refugee who Australia exiled to Nauru complained of chest pains. Two days later he was dead — and nobody can tell his family why.
A new Immigrations and Customs Enforcement directive allows the agency to collect fingerprints from immigrants 14 and older who are in immigration shelters. The agency says it’s for their safety.
The southward expansion of US border enforcement has been happening for years. Now we're exporting Trump-era cruelty too.
Exclusive: An internal review obtained under FOI found at least four asylum seekers were asked if they could avoid harm by not being open about their sexuality.
It’s an expansion of a controversial plan to stop the flow of refugees and immigrants to the US southern border.
Doctors Have Been Sleeping Outside For Four Months To Protest Indefinite Detention. They Don't Plan On Stopping.
"We're not out here trying to get a good night's sleep. We know that it's going to be hard and I guess that's the point of it."
Exclusive: Australia repeatedly asks sick refugees to fly to Taiwan for treatment, even after they've refused to go, in order to uphold its harsh immigration policies.
Exclusive: The untold backstory of the Taiwan deal reveals the extraordinary lengths Australia has gone to in order to keep sick refugees away from its shores.
Exclusive: The tribunal was "not prepared to accept that these photos are genuine, non-staged photos" of the man having gay sex.
She blamed "internet issues" for filing her application 15 minutes after midnight.
One year ago, 10-year-old Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle died after months in custody. There are six more like her.
Ken Cuccinelli Wants The Power To Reveal The Personal Information Of Refugees And Asylees Who Are Accused Of Crimes
USCIS has previously said releasing such information could lead to “retaliatory measures by government authorities or non-state actors.” Cuccinelli said in a memo he wants the ability for “prosecutions involving crimes pertaining to national security or public safety.”
Clarkston, Georgia, has welcomed more than 40,000 refugees over the last four decades. We’re thriving like never before.
I first visited an ICE detention facility so I could write it into the show. Then the show ended and I returned, alone, on a different kind of mission.
A Coroner Advised How To Stop Refugees Dying In Detention A Year Ago And The Government Still Hasn't Responded
The government said it would respond to the findings of the inquest into the death of Hamid Khazaei by the end of 2018.
The 15-month-old is being treated for Influenza A.
The Government Asked Asylum Seekers About Their Sex Lives, Then Fought To Keep The Interviews Secret
A government employee asked two asylum seekers for intimate details. The government didn't want you to know about it.
Exclusive: A government report has revealed the “unbelievably high” rate of medical admissions for refugees suffering mental illness on Nauru.
Refugees like me know that we can never go home. It gives us a burning desire to establish ourselves here and prove that we belong.
It's pitch-dark, and the only private space is a block of communal toilets 500 feet away. The door locks may not be working, and there's no lighting inside. The world can do better.
For decades US foreign policy has not only turned a blind eye to refugees — it has created millions more of us.
The government is both unable and unwilling to tell us what is really happening. But here's one way we can shine light on our nation's darkest places.
Opinion: I Was Arrested At The Mexican Border Because The War On Immigrants Is Also Targeting Their Allies
The constitutional rights of US citizens are being stripped away in service of the president’s anti-immigrant fearmongering.
Refugees and their children can teach us a lot about the pricelessness of opportunity and the freedom to decide your own future. Here's what some of their dreams look like.
Fleeing your home is hard, but finding a new sense of community and belonging makes the transition easier.
At the Mexican border, US law is flagrantly disregarded by people who know they will never be punished.
For years, ICE and Border Patrol dropped off pregnant women at Christ Ministry Center. Now, as a record number of families are overwhelming the border, the church is overcrowded and being shut down.
Still waiting for official confirmation and for the bodies of loved ones, family members and friends of victims have taken to social media, posting photos of loved ones they can no longer get a hold of.
The international medical charity is launching a tele-health service to keep treating its former patients on Nauru.
The church took advantage of an obscure Dutch law that forbids police to interrupt church services.
When a Venezuelan immigrant stabbed his young girlfriend to death on the streets of Ecuador, the police stood by watching. Hours later, mobs attacked other Venezuelan refugees.
Peter Dutton Says The "Boats Have Stopped" But His Own Department's Data Shows That Isn't Entirely True
The home affairs minister claims the "boats will restart" if Labor wins the upcoming federal election.
Mayors of several large Italian cities are vowing to defy a new “security decree” with measures targeting migrants in the country.
Britain's home secretary declared a "major incident" after there was a small increase in the number of boats illegally crossing the English Channel.
Here are some of the biggest criminal trials, defamation showdowns, and legal battles that captured the attention of Australians in 2018.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten has committed to negotiating with the New Zealand government to take up the offer to resettle refugees in offshore detention.
"I have waited as the opposition leader for the next election for five years and two months and if I have to wait a couple more minutes, well I just will!" Shorten said.
The Trump Administration Is About To Deport Nearly 50 Cambodian Immigrants. Attorneys And Activists Are Trying To Stop It.
A plane of detained Cambodian immigrants is set to take off from the US Monday in what attorneys believe is the largest deportation flight to Phnom Penh under the Trump administration.
“We will find a new ship, and a new flag.”
A Doctor Who Worked On Nauru Says New Documents Show The Government Isn’t Listening To Medical Advice
Documents published by BuzzFeed News provide the first look at how the government decides whether to bring sick refugees to Australia.
“Members discussed the level of compassion to be shown…” Redacted minutes from a powerful committee show how decisions are made on the fate of sick refugees and asylum-seekers detained offshore.
Mental Health Conditions On Nauru Are As Severe As Those Of Torture Victims, Doctors Without Borders Says
"The mental health situation and suffering is amongst the most severe that has seen around the world, including in projects providing care for victims of torture."
Protesters have descended on parliament house to deliver a petition calling for the remaining 12 children to be removed from immigration detention on Nauru.
“The Dominican Republic in a way foretold what was to happen in other countries. Even the United States.”
The family of five just arrived in Canada last week.
"Honestly, is this actually a real headline?"
Refugees on Nauru get better healthcare than some people in regional Australia, the former prime minister has claimed.
"She was my counsellor, my friend, my doctor, and the witness to my torture and traumatisation."
"Why are you slowly killing these children? Are you seriously arguing threatening these children's lives is some kind of necessary evil?"
Prime minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday he had met with concerned colleagues.
Doctors Without Borders Has Been Forced To Stop Work On Nauru, Where Australia Runs A Detention Camp
Staff at the international medical charity say the mental health of refugees and asylum-seekers sent to the island by Australia is "beyond desperate".
Dutton's silence was unexplained and "fell short" of how the government should act in lawsuits, a Federal Court justice said.
More than 2 million people have fled Venezuela since 2014. In one hospital in Colombia, that’s led to more Venezuelans giving birth than Colombians, reflecting a region struggling to cope.
"People always say, 'you’re young, you still have time for your future'. But they can never understand that those years can never be replaced."
As the actual minister in charge...he could have.
The figures were obtained by BuzzFeed News from a confidential EU report, and via a high-ranking German politician.
Politicians Tripping Over Themselves To Condemn Fraser Anning Are Ignoring Manus And Nauru, Says Senator
Condemn Fraser Anning all you like — but get refugee kids off Nauru, says Nick McKim.
Australia's Child Refugees Are Suffering A Rare Psychological Illness Where They Withdraw From The World
At least six children sent to Nauru by the Australian government have resignation syndrome. Doctors say the rare psychological illness is like “going into hibernation”.
If Other Countries Knew How Australia Stops The Boats It Could Damage Foreign Relations, Peter Dutton Told
The minister's 245-page incoming brief has been obtained by BuzzFeed News.
More than a hundred men being held at an Oregon federal corrections facility have been restricted from praying and wearing religious clothing, lawyers say.
"Her gaze says it all."
Australia's National Broadcaster Has Been Banned From Visiting The Country Where Australia Detains Refugees
The government of Nauru has refused to issue visas to journalists from the ABC.
"We haven't had anything involving this amount of victims in a single attack in Boise in the history of the department," the police chief said.
The hashtag, #افتحوا_الحدود, or #OpenTheDoor, began trending in Jordan as tens of thousands of Syrians fled the latest violence there.
Pull up a chair and let Deutschland spell it out for you.
My parents destroyed our family when they immigrated to the US — but I'm still grateful they did. (An excerpt from The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives.)
UPDATE: MSF confirmed the vessel, after transferring hundreds of people off it, would sail for Valencia.
The availability of the documents, which can fetch hundreds of dollars on the black market, troubles some counterterrorism officials, but they are hesitant to make it an issue.
The move from Syria to Texas was sure to be difficult, but Maryam had no idea how tough it would be.
Michaela Banerji, a former public servant, was sacked after her bosses discovered she had been criticising the government and Australia's refugee policy anonymously on Twitter.
Senior administration officials said the new security measures would help keep refugees who pose a national security threat from entering the US.
More than 100 refugees have now been given a fresh start in the United States.
This Is What It Is Like To Have Your Period In A Refugee Camp When You’re Scared To Go To The Toilet
Moria refugee camp was intended for 2,000 people. Aid workers now estimate that there are more than 6,000 inside and spilling out into the countryside around it — many of them vulnerable women and children.
Photos and videos of overflowing garbage and cramped living conditions are being secretly recorded by refugees living at Greece's Moria refugee camp and shared on chat applications like WhatsApp.
Doctors at the Vial refugee camp in Greece have turned to Lyrica, a drug used to treat epilepsy and nerve disorders, as they try to address anxiety and PTSD among the hundreds of people living there.
Bambadjan Bamba says he wants Hollywood to do more to support undocumented immigrants. The Good Place creator, Michael Schur, told BuzzFeed News the actor has his full support.
Greek asylum officials have been directing Syrian families to purchase their flights only through one travel company based in Athens.
Fifty refugees died at sea as reporters filmed.
Im Mittelmeer kentert ein Flüchtlingsboot. Italiener, Franzosen und die NGO "SeaWatch" wollen die Menschen retten - doch ein libysches Kriegsschiff verhindert das. Fünf Menschen sterben vor laufenden Kameras.
The High Court ruled against a challenge mounted by Help Refugees to dismiss the government cap and allow more unaccompanied child refugees to enter Britain.
“Maybe they will take my dead body for treatment?"
Nicky Morgan told BuzzFeed News she was fighting to make sure child refugees can be reunited with their families after Britain leaves the EU.
Boris Johnson Joked That Libya Needed To Get Rid Of The "Dead Bodies". This Is Why Aid Groups Are Appalled.
The British foreign secretary joked that the Libyan city of Sitre could become a tourism hub "once they get rid of the dead bodies".
Hilfsorganisationen in Bangladesch kämpfen verzweifelt um Lebensmittel und Schutz für Rohingya-Muslime.
New research shows at least 1,907 refugees and failed asylum seekers were housed by volunteers in Britain over the last year. BuzzFeed News has met some of them.
Wir haben euch nochmal aufgeschrieben, warum sich da im Wahljahr nichts tut.