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U.S. Coast Guard finds no survivors in Haiti shipwreck

Miami - The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it had found no survivors in its ongoing search off the coast of Haiti where a shipwreck left at least 21 dead and around a dozen missing.

Illegal migrants arriving by sea in Greece triple in 2015

Atenas - The number of illegal migrants arriving in Greece by sea has tripled in the first three months of 2015, the Greek coast guard said Thursday.The period saw 10,445 migrants arriving, compared with 2,863 for the corresponding months last year.

21 dead, dozen missing in Haiti shipwreck: official

Port-au-prince - Twenty-one migrants died and around a dozen more were missing after their boat sank off the north coast of Haiti, a senior official said Thursday.

Spain arrests two migrants in sea killings

Madrid - Spanish police said Thursday they had arrested two Cameroonian migrants accused of killing up to ten Nigerians by pushing them from a boat into stormy waters after a fight during an attempt to reach Spain.

California driver's licenses made available to illegal immigrants

Sacramento - Today marks the first day California can issue driver’s licenses to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants living in the largest U.S. state.

German president urges compassion, help for refugees

Berlin - Germany's president appealed in a Christmas message for compassion and openness towards refugees coming to the country, which is grappling with a growing anti-Islam movement amid a debate about immigration.

Record 17,000 rally against 'Islamisation' in Germany

Berlin - A record 17,000 anti-Islamic protesters rallied for their tenth demonstration in as many weeks Monday in eastern Germany, celebrating the rise of their far-right populist movement by singing Christmas carols.

Xenophobia mushrooms in shadow of Berlin tower blocks

Berlin - There's little to break the monotony of communist-era apartment blocks stretching across Marzahn-Hellersdorf, an east Berlin satellite district that has gained national notoriety for a spate of anti-foreigner protests.

15,000 join anti-Islam protest in eastern Germany

Dresden - A record 15,000 people marched Monday in eastern Germany against "asylum cheats" and the country's "Islamisation" in the latest show of strength of a growing far-right populist movement.

German police see rise in far-right extremism: report

Berlin - German police have noted a significant rise in far-right extremism and attacks targeting foreigners, a news report said Sunday, amid national debate about a new Islamophobic movement.

Spain angers rights activists with tough new security law

Madrid - Spain's proposed new public security law, which introduces hefty fines for unauthorised protests and allows for the summary expulsion of migrants that try to enter the country illegally, has sparked fierce opposition from human rights activists.

Germany's new far-right populists rail against Islam

Dresden - They march in their thousands every Monday evening, wave German national flags and angrily protest against "criminal asylum seekers" and the "Islamisation" of their home country.

Patient in Richmond, Virginia being evaluated for Ebola

Richmond - A local health clinic on Southside Richmond, Virginia contacted the Virginia State Department of Health Monday after a patient walked in off the street complaining of a low-grade fever. The patient also had traveled to Liberia within the past two weeks.

Thousands of young California immigrants eligible for coverage

Carlos Velazquez’s skateboard slipped out from beneath his feet and he spiraled onto the ground, landing hard on his left arm. He decided not to go to the doctor after the 2012 accident, resorting to over-the-counter pain medication and home remedies.

Op-Ed: Undocumented immigrants caught in the middle over health care

The new national health care law is supposed to allow people who have been ineligible to get health care coverage to now get health care. But there is a vast group of people in the U.S. who have been overlooked, particularly in California.

Reverse trend: Spaniards traveling to Morocco for work

Tangier - Moroccans have been crossing the Med looking for a better life in Spain for decades. Now the trend is turning in a different direction, as out-of-work Spaniards head south to Morocco's shores.

More than 20 illegal immigrants arrested in sweep in Connecticut

Around 20 illegal immigrants were arrested by Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents (ICE) since last week, in an operation that will continue through Saturday.

Review: Depression tale 'Mad Ship' looks great, but lacks coherent tone Special

If you took 'The Grapes of Wrath' and turned it into a dark tragedy about sexual blackmail, then added a long coda about raving insanity, you'd get something like 'Mad Ship'. It's a strange film, although one with gorgeous visual images to spare.

Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

Austin - Texas state troopers will no longer be permitted to shoot immigrants from helicopters under new rules announced on Thursday.

George W. Bush: Be more benevolent on immigration reform issue

Dallas - At an invite-only event by the George W. Bush Institute, in Dallas, former US President George W. Bush asked Congress to be "benevolent" about immigration reform.

Video: Greece’s Golden Dawn party deals with illegal immigrants

Athens - Last week Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) party members smashed stalls run by illegal immigrants in Rafina, near Athens and Messolonghi in central Greece.

Two in Florida claim they seek right to shoot illegal voters

The source of this story suggests now the two men in the midst of it were pulling a hoax, as the article below and the original source noted may be the case. it is unknown who the men really were.

Somalian Olympian dies trying to reach London 2012

Samia Yusuf Omar competed for her country, Somalia, in the Beijing Olympics in 2008. On August 20 it was reported she was amongst a group of immigrants who drowned whilst trying to reach Italy in a rickety boat.

Op-Ed: Joe the Plumber says troops aren't killing enough Mexicans

Prescott - By golly, Joe the Plumber is just sick and doggone tired of them there illegal Mexicans sneaking across our border to snatch up all them good "termater" pickin' jobs that American workers so desperately crave.

Israel to deport Ethiopian and south Sudanese immigrants

Israeli officials have begun arresting what is expected to be tens of thousands of legitimate African refugees, and deporting them to detention camps.

Arab Spring: Life on the curb (RT documentary)

A different view on the situation with illegal immigrants in Italy. People escaping from war-torn countries have nowhere else to go.

Boat carrying migrants bound for Australia sinks off Indonesia

At least 300 migrants bound for Australia on board a wooden boat from Indonesia were reported missing with many feared dead as the boat sinks off the coast of East Java, according to an Indonesian emergency official.

Op-Ed: Ontario's Hudak shouldn't apologize for 'foreign workers' comment

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is asking PC leader Tim Hudak to apologize for referring to newcomers to Canada as "foreign workers." Hudak was speaking about the Liberal Party plan to give a $10,000 tax credit to businesses that employ a newcomer.

Toronto immigrants find it difficult to land jobs Special

Toronto - They come looking for a better life. Recent immigrants to Canada often have years of professional experience but that resume means little when they land in Canada.

Op-Ed: Michael Ignatieff woos BC immigrants

Vancouver - Canada's next election scheduled for May 2, 2011 is not going to be a joy ride for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the incumbent leader of the country, if one takes into consideration the fighting spirit demonstrated by the main opposition leaders.
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Immigrants were evicted from two warehouses in Barcelona, Spain and have locked themselves into a church.
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CE Immigration Enforcement Agents transporting suspects after a raid.
CE Immigration Enforcement Agents transporting suspects after a raid.
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Two new Canadians at a citizenship ceremony
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Carlos Velazquez  31  fell off his skateboard and broke his left arm in 2012. Undocumented and unins...
Carlos Velazquez, 31, fell off his skateboard and broke his left arm in 2012. Undocumented and uninsured, Velasquez decided not to go to the emergency room until it was too late. His arm is now permanently crooked
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Immigrants wait after they disembarked from the Italian military ship "San Giusto" on August 11, 2014 in the port of Reggio Calabria following a rescue operations at sea
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A roadside sign at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. This sign is an example of how the U.S. state of California requires all hospitals with emergency rooms to include text like "Comprehensive Emergency Medical Service" and "Physician On Duty."
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Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in more than a dozen abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand, where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.
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Immigrants seated on long benches, Main Hall, U.S. Immigration Station.. 1907-1912
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Refugee in Italy
Refugee in Italy
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A man wearing the American flag as clothing on  a day without immigrants   May 1  2006.
A man wearing the American flag as clothing on "a day without immigrants," May 1, 2006.
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Mam people, two young girls photographed in the country, north of Ostuncalco, SW Guatemala.
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Previous protests in California, such as this one on May Day, had taken the opposite stance with some very different demographics involved.
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ICE agent handcuffing man.