Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
   

Immigration News

Sweden eyes fingerprint scans to stop passport fraud

Stockholm - Sweden needs to beef up its border security to stop passport fraud, a government inquiry argued Monday as the country grapples with unprecedented levels of immigration.

US Congress averts Homeland Security shutdown

Washington - Feuding US lawmakers narrowly avoided a Department of Homeland Security shutdown at the 11th hour, but funded the agency only until March 6, forcing Congress to revisit the issue next week.

Stopgap DHS funding fails in U.S. House, midnight shutdown looms

Washington - The U.S. House rejected Republican leadership, failing to approve a three-week extension of Department of Homeland Security funding and setting up a dramatic showdown hours before the agency goes into partial shutdown.

U.S. Senate strikes deal to avert homeland security shutdown

Washington - U.S. Senate leaders struck a deal to avert an ugly shutdown and fund homeland security operations through September, but it remained unclear whether lawmakers will agree to the plan before Friday's deadline.

With immigration fight, U.S. Homeland Security shutdown nears

Washington - A Department of Homeland Security shutdown grew increasingly likely, with lawmakers fighting over funding for the U.S. agency amid a bitter standoff about President Barack Obama's immigration reform plan.

All alone but full of hope: Lampedusa migrant stories

Lampedusa - "No mama, no papa. All alone." Eleven-year-old Tanjin knows just enough English to sum up his situation in heart-wrenching fashion.

Obama's immigration policy: States in disagreement

Last Monday, a Texan federal judge grounded President Obama’s immigration initiatives by ruling there had been a failure to comply with basic administrative procedures.

Tiny Italian island struggles to cope with tide of migrants

Lampedusa - Authorities on the Italian island of Lampedusa struggled Tuesday to cope with a huge influx of newly-arrived migrants as aid organisations warned the Libya crisis means thousands more could be on their way.

History, politics drive Israeli calls to Europe's Jews

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's calls for Jewish emigration after anti-Semitic attacks have riled European leaders but come as no surprise given Israel's history as a refuge and a looming election, analysts say.

Judge delays Obama immigration order

Washington - A judge in Texas has blocked US President Barack Obama's executive order providing millions of undocumented foreigners with protection from deportation.

Australia signals border crackdown after terror scare

Sydney - Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Sunday signalled a crackdown on border controls to combat terror threats, warning Australia will not let "bad people play us for mugs".

Greece to move fast to close migrant centres after inmate suicide

Atenas - The new Greek government will move quickly to keep its electoral promise and shut down the country's overcrowded migrant detention centres, a minister said Saturday, following the apparent suicide of an inmate."I came here to express my embarrassment.

EU patrol 'woefully inadequate' for saving migrants: UN

Geneva - The UN refugee agency on Thursday urged the European Union to do far more to save migrant lives in the Mediterranean after the latest high seas tragedy, saying its maritime border patrol is "woefully inadequate.

Kosovo Albanians flee misery for EU promised land

Belgrade - The town of Palic in northern Serbia is grappling with an exodus of impoverished Kosovo Albanians who are using the small summer resort as a transit point for a better life in the EU.

Iceland to Italy: Norse seamen battling a tide of human misery

- Nearly 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) from home, the Icelandic coastguard's Tyr lurches wildly as it chases a suspect cargo ship off the coast of Italy in gale force winds.

Swiss government presents bill to rein in EU immigration

Geneva - The Swiss government on Wednesday presented a bill for new quotas on immigration from the European Union, a year after voters narrowly approved such curbs and put the country on collision course with Brussels.

300 feared drowned in new Mediterranean boat tragedy

Rome - More than 300 migrants are feared drowned after their overcrowded dinghies sank in the Mediterranean, triggering calls for the world to act after the latest boat disaster in a perilous crossing from Africa to Europe.

Fury as tragedy at sea exposes holes in Europe's migrant safety net

Rome - Horror over the fate of 29 African migrants killed by exposure as they tried to reach Italy by sea turned to fury Tuesday over what humanitarian organisations said was an avoidable tragedy.

Swedish anti-racists swamp first PEGIDA anti-Islam rally

Stockholm - Sweden's first rally by the German-inspired "anti-Islamisation" movement PEGIDA in the city of Malmoe was dwarfed Monday by a counter-demonstration about a hundred times larger, according to police estimates.

29 African migrants die of hypothermia off Italian coast

Rome - Twenty-nine African migrants intercepted by Italian authorities while trying to reach Europe by boat in rough and icy conditions have died of hypothermia, most after being rescued, sources told AFP Monday.

Op-Ed: Jeb Bush 2016 campaign begins with strong moves

Detroit - Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has come closer to officially announcing his presidential candidacy. Though 2016 is a ways away, the Republican heavyweight has just given a major speech in Detroit touting his plans for restoring the U.S. economy.

U.S. immigration fight jeopardizes homeland security funding

Washington - The US Senate votes Tuesday on whether to advance a controversial Republican bill that funds homeland security but rolls back President Barack Obama's immigration plan, with Democrats revolting against the measure.

Counter-demo dwarfs PEGIDA's Austrian debut

Vienna - Germany's PEGIDA "anti-Islamisation" movement held its first march in Austria on Monday but was dwarfed by a colourful counter-demonstration more than 10 times larger, according to police estimates.

More leaders quit German anti-Islam group PEGIDA

Berlin - Five leading members of the German "anti-Islamisation" movement PEGIDA have quit a week after the group's founder resigned in disgrace when a picture of him looking like Hitler surfaced, reports said Wednesday.

Equality, fraternity? France's immigrant youth not convinced

Paris - Two weeks after the jihadist attacks that rocked France, the banner extolling free speech on the gates of Honore de Balzac high school in northern Paris is looking a little worse for wear.

Germany's PEGIDA leader steps down after 'Hitler selfie'

Berlin - The leader of Germany's "anti-Islamisation" movement PEGIDA stepped down after a picture emerged of him sporting a Hitler-style haircut and moustache, along with racist slurs he posted on Facebook.

Photo of German anti-Islam leader in Hitler pose surfaces

Berlin - A photo of the founder of Germany's new anti-"Islamisation" movement showing him wearing an Adolf Hitler-like moustache and hair style surfaced in German media Wednesday.

Thousands march against PEGIDA in Germany

Berlin - More than 17,000 anti-racism demonstrators took to the streets in several German cities to voice opposition to the PEGIDA anti-Islamic movement, whose own weekly rally was cancelled over a terrorism threat.

Denmark holds first PEGIDA rallies

Copenhage - The Danish wing of Germany's anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement staged its first rallies on Monday, drawing several hundred people in the capital and in other cities although marchers were outnumbered by counter-demonstrators.

Germany's PEGIDA vows to rally again after attack threat

Dresden - Germany's "anti-Islamisation" movement PEGIDA vowed at its first press conference Monday to take to the streets again next week after a march was cancelled over a terrorism threat.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 15 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Immigration


Immigration Image

Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty holds up a report titled  The Dark Side of Migr...
Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty holds up a report titled "The Dark Side of Migration: Spotlight on Qatar’s construction sector ahead of the World Cup", during a news conference in Doha
With permission by Reuters / Mohammed Dabbous
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
students putting chairs away after the ceremony  with walls in the background displaying the flags p...
students putting chairs away after the ceremony, with walls in the background displaying the flags painted by the students each flag representing a country from which one of the new Canadians came.
Children being housed at detention centers at border.
Children being housed at detention centers at border.
America's Real News
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Guinea-Bissau police
Guinea-Bissau police
Photo by jbdodane
President Barack Obama threatens to use executive powers to get his 10-point immigration plan passed...
President Barack Obama threatens to use executive powers to get his 10-point immigration plan passed.
Screen grab
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
A demonstration by illegal immigrants and their supporters in Paris  2008
A demonstration by illegal immigrants and their supporters in Paris, 2008
Philippe Leroyer
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
various government officials presiding over the Oath of Allegiance in Castlegar  Wed Oct 27  2010
various government officials presiding over the Oath of Allegiance in Castlegar, Wed Oct 27, 2010
U.S. Border Patrol officer checking a car at the border.
U.S. Border Patrol officer checking a car at the border.
ammanteufel
Canada s Immigration Minister Chris Alexander speaks during a news conference in the foyer of the Ho...
Canada's Immigration Minister Chris Alexander speaks during a news conference in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa January 28, 2014
© Reuters / Chris Wattie
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Several protest leaders in Washington were arrested for their actions.
Several protest leaders in Washington were arrested for their actions.
Arasmus Photo
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.