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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.

Report: Italy must act to end racist and xenophobic violence

Rome - A shift of intolerance in Italy toward immigrants and minorities, reflected in politicians’ use of hateful speech, violence against vulnerable groups, and political discourse are leading to increased racism and xenophobic violence, a new report shows.

North Carolina marks January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Charlotte - In an effort to increase public awareness and attention to the rise of human trafficking cases in North Carolina, Governor Bev Perdue proclaimed the month of January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month throughout the entire state.

Where students are from makes a difference says Toronto study

Toronto - Where an immigrant is from in Canada makes a big difference when it comes to higher education according to a new study of Toronto high school immigrant students shows that first generation immigrants.

For 8 out of 10 Italians too many immigrants arrive in Italy

Rome - The results for some may be surprising, regarding a survey sponsored by Focsiv, the umbrella federation of 64 non-governmental organizations international voluntary Christian service.

370 illegal immigrants arrested in 10 states

Chicago - Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested 370 people over a three-day operation throughout the Midwest, the agency announced Friday.

Op-Ed: Canada welcomes illegal Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Canada, the world's leader in the immigration business, is about to welcome the first of many ships carrying illegals from Sri Lanka.

Community college scholarship for illegal immigrants

Not many would guess that a question such as "should there be a scholarship for illegal immigrants" would ever be raised. Santa Ana College in California, however, is raising that very question.

A tale from Toronto's Irish Famine Commemoration Day Special

Toronto - On Sunday at the Ireland Park in Toronto it was Irish Famine Commemoration Day. Residents of Toronto were encouraged to lay flowers on each statue in remembrance of those who lived through the Irish famine.

Victims of Silence and Invisibility along U.S., Mexican Borders

Three young women aged 16, 17 and 20 reported having been raped by masked men. Civilian border-watchers heard their cries, less than 100 yards from the Arizona border. They were helpless, but the reports didn't slow deportation proceedings against them.

North Carolina college ESL department changing lives Special

Charlotte - It is 6 p.m. on a Thursday at Central Piedmont Community College’s Central Campus. The uptown grounds appear dead, except for room 314 of the Kratt building.

A mayor's joke about sperm that was not appreciated

Torrington - Perhaps forgetting that one's Facebook pages are sometimes actually read, a UK major posted a so-called joke many people did not appreciate. She compared illegal immigrants to sperm. Now she has been officially reprimanded.

Turkey could deport 100,000 Armenians

A deepening row has led Turkish prime minister to threaten to deport some 100,000 illegal Armenian immigrants from Turkey.
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Immigrants wait after they disembarked from the Italian military ship "San Giusto" on Augu...
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 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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ICE agent handcuffing man.
ICE agent handcuffing man.
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CE Immigration Enforcement Agents transporting suspects after a raid.
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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 were evicted from two warehouses in Barcelona, Spain and have locked themselves into a church.
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Immigrants seated on long benches  Main Hall  U.S. Immigration Station.. 1907-1912
Immigrants seated on long benches, Main Hall, U.S. Immigration Station.. 1907-1912
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A roadside sign at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. This sign is an example of how the...
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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Previous protests in California  such as this one on May Day  had taken the opposite stance with som...
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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Refugee in Italy
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