Tag : Refugees

German soldier who posed as refugee on trial for attack plot

BERLIN (AP) — A German army officer who posed as a Syrian asylum-seeker went on trial Thursday accused of plotting to kill prominent politicians and blame the attack on refugees. Federal prosecutors say the defendant, identified only as 1st Lt. Franco A. due to German privacy rules, acted out of far-right extremist motives. The case has raised concerns about extremism in

Biden to allow up to 62,500 refugees into US after criticism

President Joe Biden announced Monday, after coming under fierce criticism, that he was raising the maximum number of refugees allowed into the United States this year to 62,500 -- up from the 15,000 cap imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump. "I welcome the Biden administration's announcement that it will increase the number of refugees allowed to be resettled in the United States.