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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson appears in the following:

In Berlin, John Kerry Bumps Up Number Of Refugees U.S. Can Accept

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The secretary of state has announced that the U.S. will increase the number of refugees it could admit annually to 100,000 in 2017.

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European Interior Ministers Hold Meeting On Migrant Crisis

Monday, September 14, 2015

European interior ministers meet in Brussels Monday to discuss the migrant crisis as Germany imposes "temporary" border controls.

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EU Meeting Focusing On Migrant Crisis To Discuss Controversial Border Checks

Monday, September 14, 2015

European ministers meet on Monday to discuss the migrant crisis. France and Germany want a quota system to distribute refugees across the EU, but there's opposition from Eastern European states.

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Young Migrants, Some Arriving Without Parents, Seek A Safe Place

Saturday, September 12, 2015

In Munich last weekend, 195 children seeking asylum showed up alone. The growing number of unaccompanied minors presents a special challenge to German authorities, who generally don't deport children.

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Berlin Unearths Giant Head Of Vladimir Lenin Statue For Exhibition

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The 5-foot-tall head of a despised Vladimir Lenin statue in Berlin has been dug up from its secret grave. It was hidden as part of the public backlash against communism after the form...

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European Commission President Calls For Refugee Quota Plan

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The head of the European commission has outlined a plan for more European countries to share responsibility for resettling refugees from the Middle East and Africa. But a number of Eu...

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Munich Schools Scramble To Accomodate Migrant Children

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Among the thousands of migrants arriving in Munich are children, who require extra help to adjust to their new environment. These children are overwhelming Bavarian authorities who by...

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Despite Warm Welcome, There's A Backlash Against Migrants In Germany

Monday, September 07, 2015

Many thousands of migrants from Syria and elsewhere were finally allowed to cross from Hungary into Austria and Germany over the weekend, but there are growing signs the welcome isn't open-ended.

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Hungarian Prime Minister Says Migrants Are Germany's Problem

Thursday, September 03, 2015

At tense meetings in Brussels Thursday, the Hungarian prime minister said refugees threaten Europe's Christian identity. He also said the migrants should be Germany's responsibility because most of them want to travel there.

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Seeking Asylum In Germany Can Mean Living In Limbo

Thursday, September 03, 2015

The process drags on for years, and during the interim, applicants are unable to find a home, job or future. Advocates say the system needs streamlining.

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Most Migrants Hope To Settle In Germany After Long Journey To Europe

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees have struggled to reach Europe after fleeing war, oppression and poverty. The vast majority have one destination in mind: Germany.

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Hungarian Billboards Warn Migrants To Stay Away

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Many European leaders want to cut down on the growing number of arriving migrants. In Hungary, they are erecting billboards and handing out flyers outside the country warning migrants to stay out.

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Hungary's Leader Pushes His Anti-Migrant Platform To Bolster Support

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has adopted staunchly anti-migrant positions to try and win back supporters from the far right, which is making significant gains.

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Americans Looking For Affordable Degrees Head To Germany

Thursday, August 27, 2015

More Americans are studying for graduate degrees in Germany, where many programs are taught in English and tuition is usually free. (This piece first aired on June 28, 2015 on Weekend Edition Sunday).

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Hungary Builds Controversial Border Fence To Disrupt Flow Of Migrants

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A controversial border fence to keep out migrants who travel to Hungary through Serbia will be finished by the end of August. Opponents say it violates European Union laws, but offici...

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Overwhelmed German Cities House Asylum Seekers In Tents

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The number of migrants arriving in Germany is the highest in 30 years. The port city of Hamburg is one of many setting up "tent cities" to house migrants because they have no place else to put them.

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Berlin's New Airport: Still In A Holding Pattern

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Berlin is one of Europe's premiere cities, yet it lacks an airport befitting its status due to years of delays and cost overruns. The new airport was supposed to open in 2012. Now the target is 2017.

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In Germany, Asylum-Seekers Could Fill A Chronic Workforce Need

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Germany has struggled with a record number of refugees, prompting calls for increased deportations. But German businesses see an opportunity in these newcomers to ease a shortage of skilled workers.

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Same-Sex Couples Strive For Marriage Rights In Every EU Country

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The European Union has standards for labor, trade and sanitation, but same-sex marriage is left to member states. Only about a dozen EU countries recognize such unions.

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Bailout Makes Germans Just As Squeamish As Greeks, For Different Reasons

Friday, July 17, 2015

The eurozone's third bailout program for Greece was largely the work of German leaders, but makes may Germans uncomfortable. They want a hard line taken with Greece, but fear being seen as bullies.

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