Factbox: Where have Russians been fleeing to since mobilisation began?

BERLIN, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Russians have piled across the border to neighboring states since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization on Sept. 21 for the war in Ukraine. Here is a guide on how many people have crossed and how countries are reacting: HOW MANY HAVE FLED RUSSIA SINCE MOBILISATION WAS ANNOUNCED? Getting … Read more

U.S. appeals court sends DACA case back to lower court to consider new rule

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation was unlawful, but said current enrollees could renew their status and sent the case back to a lower court to consider the new Biden administration regulation. A panel of … Read more

Russian men take the long road out to escape mobilisation

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – As soon as Vladimir Putin announced his military call-up for the faltering war in Ukraine, Timofey and Andrey, two brothers from Moscow, tried to book flights out of the country. But by the time they had logged on, prices had already shot up so fast that they couldn’t afford the … Read more

UK to propose asylum ban on Channel migrants

BIRMINGHAM, England Oct 4 (Reuters) – British interior minister Suella Braverman will set out plans on Tuesday for new powers which would ban migrants who cross the English Channel from claiming asylum, a government source said. The government has been under pressure to deal with the rising number of people making dangerous journeys despite plans … Read more

Poverty in Lebanon’s ‘city of billionaires’ drives deadly migration

Migrant boat tragedy sheds light on poverty in north At least 95 die in ill-fated voyage More attempted sailings point to mounting desperation Tragedy underscores mounting poverty in northern Lebanon TRIPOLI, Lebanon, Sept 25 (Reuters) – In the city from which Lebanon’s richest politicians hail, the poorest residents once again mourn their dead. Among them, … Read more

‘I am leaving Russia’: young men flee draft, Finland to restrict entry

VAALIMAA, Finland, Sept 23 (Reuters) – When 27-year-old Nikita watched Russian President Vladimir Putin announce a military mobilization while visiting his uncle in St Petersburg, he decided to leave his homeland. Two days later, he was crossing the border into Finland. “It’s just insane. All my friends (are) in danger,” said the sound engineer, minutes … Read more

Baltic nations say they will refuse refuge to Russians fleeing mobilisation

Latvia’s Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics speaks during a news conference in Riga, Latvia September 8, 2022. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register VILNIUS, Sept 21 (Reuters) – European Union members Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, which border Russia, will not offer refuge to any Russians fleeing Moscow’s mobilization of troops, … Read more

Florida governor defends migrant flights to Martha’s Vineyard, suggests more to come

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass., Sept 16 (Reuters) – Florida’s Republican governor on Friday defended his decision to fly dozens of migrants to the wealthy vacation island of Martha’s Vineyard from Texas, and said similar actions could follow as a political dispute over border security deepened in the run-up to US elections in November. DeSantis claimed credit … Read more

Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida governor say they were misled

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass., Sept 15 (Reuters) – Some migrants who were flown to the wealthy island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, said on Thursday they were duped about their destination, and Democratic leaders called for a probe of the move by Florida’s Republican governor to send them there from Texas. In what the White House and … Read more

Immigrants land on Martha’s Vineyard; Florida’s DeSantis takes credit

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Sept 14 (Reuters) – A group of immigrants landed on the wealthy Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday, part of a campaign by Republican governors to shift the immigration burden to Democratic areas. Florida governor Ron DeSantis took credit for the arrival of two planes … Read more