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No, there is no evidence for this claim. The reason the MP - Adam Holloway - thinks this is that his barber - a refugee - wasn't available one day: “We have people in this country who have come here, claimed asylum and then they go back on holiday in the places where they’ve claimed asylum from,” Holloway said. “I couldn’t have my hair cut the other ...


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The blog post on ZeroHedge is a heavily distorted version of the original German article that is linked in it. What the original article in "Die Welt" claims is that there are refugees that travel to the country they claim to be persecuted. That is the entirety of the actual claim from the article: Asylberechtigte kehren zu Urlaubszwecken vorübergehend ...


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These cases have been well covered by German media as well, and since both the tenants, the location and the municipal politicians have been named, the cases can easily be verified and I don't see any reason to doubt it. Just to mention a few of the articles about this specific case: Focus Stern Die Welt Badische Zeitung Deutsche Wirtschaftsnachrichten ...


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The reality behind this claim is not that clear cut and easy to either confirm or dismiss with one word. No In principle, Germany does not pay refugees "to go on vacation in those countries they fled from." That reads as if the German state actively encourages vacations into these countries and pays extra money just for the trip. It's more like: once a ...


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Here is a Snopes article about the image. The images are real, and they do indeed show the same girl. The implication of the meme seems to be that CNN faked the image, or used it in a different context. There is no evidence for either. Were these photos published or used by CNN? The first and second image were used by CNN and correctly describe the ...


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Nope, they're Albanians in 1991. The ship in that image is the Vlora, or at least the back half of it, full of Albanian refugees going to (or arriving in) Bari, Italy in the summer of 1991. The early 90's were a bit rough for Albania. The fall of communism, economic collapse, food shortages, unrest; all the usual causes of a refugee crisis. Apparently, ...


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Yes, Jesus is a perfect example of a refugee. The Webster's 1828 dictionary defines refugee as: One who flies to a shelter or place of safety. One who, in times of persecution or political commotion, flees to a foreign country for safety; as the French refugees, who left France after the revocation of the edict of Nantz, and settled in Flanders ...


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While it is not about the situation in the UK themselves, it is, however, evidence that suggests similar cases could have occured there as well. In Switzerland refugees from Eritrea were suspected to have been on holidays in Eritrea[1]. This caused quite some uproar in the country and led to, partially drastic, counter-measures[2]. However, we should not ...


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Are these Canadian children? Yes. Was it part of welcoming Syrian refugees? Sort of. According to Buzzfeed the performance took place at the École secondaire publique De La Salle in Ottawa as part of a holiday show earlier this month. Canada is accepting 25,000 Syrian refugees, about 2,000 of whom will be settled in the Ottawa region. This year’s ...


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The hotel was seized (requisitioned) by the local government. This was not the first hotel to be seized. Profughi, il prefetto requisisce un hotel explains that an 1865 law provides for the seizure of property per "gravi e urgenti necessità pubbliche" [grave and urgent public necessity]. The article explains that l’hotel Cristallo , a 4-star hotel, was ...


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From the Tokyo reporter article, the two arrested have not been granted refugee status, but are in the process of applying for it: TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested two Turkish nationals currently applying for refugee status for allegedly raping a woman in Kita Ward, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Feb. 22). ... The suspects ...


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An article on this topic can be found on t-online.de. According to the article t-online has a copy of the official order from the BAMF. The article states that the Afghani is supposed to be deported after having served his sentence for murder in a German prison. The BAMF has serious doubts that blood revenge will be enacted. Quoting the complete sentence ...


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The source In Vis à vis, which is a program from RBB’s radio channel Inforadio, Angela Merkel was interviewed in September 2016. The recording seems to have been available on http://www.inforadio.de/programm/schema/sendungen/vis_a_vis/201609/37604.html, but the page is no longer online, because RBB is a public broadcaster and they are not allowed to keep it ...


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They are referring to the 1948 Palestinian exodus. There are different estimates about the amount of people who left their homes, ranging from 539000 to 935000. Here is the estimate by the UN: The estimate of the statistical expert, which the Committee believes to be as accurate as circumstances permit, indicates that the refugees from Israel- controlled ...


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I've edited my answer with a few more links. They're all German, so I didn't cite them earlier. The subject line was: Have German citizens been evicted to make room for refugees? The citizenship of a tenant shouldn't matter here. The question should be if a legal tenant has been evicted to make room for refugees. The question strongly implies that it ...


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There are two aspects to this question: Did Sergei Brin's family enter the US on a refugee visa? According to an article in the New York Times, Sergei Brin considers the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society to be instrumental in his family's arrival to the US. Their website contains an entry about his parents, which links to a lengthy interview with the Brin ...


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Yes. The best source of information is OFFICE OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS FY 2014. According to table Table II-22: Public Assistance Utilization by Selected Refugee Groups by Year of Survey: The percent of Middle East refugees receiving SNAP assistance was: 2014: 89.7 2013: 91.4 2012: 89.2 2011: 87.8 2010: 82.0 2009: 93.1 ...


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PEW also has an article on this, and they have displaced population data starting in 1951. The text that goes with it says: Nearly 1 in 100 people worldwide are now displaced from their homes, the highest share of the world’s population that has been forcibly displaced since the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees began collecting data on ...


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I just read a report on this at welt.de (a respected German newspaper) so it appears to contain some truth. (http://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article147154375/Wenn-Gemeinden-Fluechtlinge-gutgeschrieben-werden.html) The woman has lived in the apartment for 23 years and has been offered alternative but smaller accommodation. The apartment is rented ...


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