Europe adopts common asylum directive

June 2008
National Catholic Reporter;6/27/2008, Vol. 44 Issue 22, p14
The article reports on the common asylum directive adopted in Europe. Approved on June 18, 2008, the "returns directive" of the European Union (EU) establishes six months maximum imprisonment of migrants with the possibility of a 12-month extension before being deported. A wide coalition of churches, human rights and civil liberties groups expressed strong opposition on the directive.


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