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Acquiring citizenship helps immigrants in Switzerland boost earnings: study

Washington - Immigrants to Switzerland who became naturalized citizens saw their earnings rise significantly compared to those who did not obtain the passport, a study showed Wednesday.Average annual earnings were 13.

Vulnerable migrants brace for winter in dismal Lesbos camp

Amid the filth around the dismal camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos, a refugee and his son pick up firewood and transport it in a stroller, hoping to resist winter's chill.

Protests send Hong Kongers to Taiwan in search of new lives

Kaohsiung - Protests that have paralysed Hong Kong for nearly six months are pushing residents to seek new lives abroad, with many turning to nearby democratic Taiwan to escape the uncertainty at home.

UN refugee agency rejects 'starving migrants' claim

Athens - The UN refugee agency said Thursday it was encouraging migrants to leave a severely overcrowded Tripoli centre, but rejected as "offensive" a British daily report alleging it was "starving" asylum-seekers to force them out.

UN urges Greece to fix 'miserable' migrant camps

Greece must take "urgent" steps to improve "miserable" conditions in its overcrowded island migrant camps, the UN refugee chief said Wednesday.

Greek PM condemns EU on migrant kids

Athens - Greece has failed to persuade other EU states to accept around 3,000 unaccompanied minors, the Greek prime minister said on Friday, condemning the bloc for failing to show "solidarity".

US aid worker who helped migrants acquitted in retrial

Los Angeles - An American humanitarian aid worker has been found not guilty in a retrial of harboring migrants who crossed the border illegally, in a case that gained international attention and put the spotlight on the Trump administration's crackdown on immigratio...

Hungary court orders govt apology over 'misleading' Soros survey

Budapest - Hungary's top court ruled on Wednesday that nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government had published "misleading and falsely presented facts" about a refugee rights group in a questionnaire sent to millions of households, the group said.

Gay Saudi journalists detained in Australia after asylum bid

Sydney - Two gay Saudi journalists who sought asylum in Australia after being threatened at home over their relationship have been held for weeks at an immigration detention centre, their lawyer said Wednesday.

Parents of missing migrants begin Mexico caravan crossing

Gutierrez - A caravan made up of 50 parents of disappeared Central American migrants departed on Friday from Mexico's southern border for a cross-country journey in search of their missing relatives.

US Supreme Court to examine 'Dreamers' program Trump wants axed

Washington - The US Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday on the fate of the "Dreamers," an estimated 700,000 people brought to the country illegally as children but allowed to stay and work under a program created by former president Barack Obama.

France unveils steps to 'take back control' of immigration

Paris - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe vowed Wednesday to "take back control" of the country's migration flows by imposing quotas on certain categories of skilled migrants and cutting back benefits available to asylum seekers.

Nigerian sex slavery trial opens in France

Lyon - Twenty-four alleged members of a trafficking ring accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution in France went on trial Wednesday, in the latest case to highlight the increasing use of migrants as sex slaves in Europe.

Illegal Chinese migration to Europe 'commonplace' despite risks

Bejing - The discovery of 39 bodies believed to be Chinese nationals in a truck in Britain is a stark reminder that many in the world's second biggest economy will still take perilous journeys to build a life elsewhere.

US detained nearly one million migrants in 12 months

Washington - US border agents arrested or stopped nearly one million undocumented migrants at the southern border with Mexico in the last 12 months, the most in more than a decade, a top official said Tuesday.

Nigeria's Buhari urges protection for foreigners in S.Africa summit

Pretoria - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday began a visit to South Africa with a call to beef up protection of foreign nationals, weeks after xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg stirred tension between Africa's leading economies.

US to collect DNA of all undocumented migrants

Washington - The US government plans to collect the DNA of all migrants detained after entering the country illegally, officials said Wednesday.

'It's up to Turkey', say Lesbos locals of migration surge

St - Fisherman Christos Halkiotis in the village of Skala on the Greek island of Lesbos gives short shrift to a promised Greek government crackdown to curb rising migration flows.

US officials are using Google Translate to assess refugees

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has been using both Google Translate and the equivalent service from Bing to assess and vet refugees seeking to enter the U.S.

'France can't host everyone,' says Macron in new toughening of migration stance

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said France "cannot host everyone", intensifying his tough rhetoric on immigration.

'Don't open the door': US activists organize to thwart ICE

Though she speaks little English, Yoana was calm when two officers from the US federal agency tasked with deporting undocumented people such as herself appeared outside her apartment.

Greek police evict over 200 migrants from Athens squats

Athens - Police in Athens on Thursday removed over 200 migrants, including dozens of children, from two squats in the city centre as part of a clean up drive by the new conservative government.

No German, no benefits: new rules hurt Austria's immigrants

Linz - Austria's rightward drift, expected to be confirmed in elections late this month, is already affecting immigrants in one region, where those with poor German proficiency are losing their benefits.

Row over Greek police raids in bohemian Athens district

Athens - Greece's new conservative government has stirred controversy by mounting police operations in the bohemian Athens district of Exarchia, considered by officials a "lawless" haven for drug smugglers.

EU citizens uneasy at UK's Brexit 'settlement scheme'

London - After days attempting to apply online to remain in the UK after Brexit, EU citizen Bina Gayadien was faced with the same message: her information was "insufficient".

In victory for Trump, top US court permits asylum restrictions

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed President Donald Trump's administration to implement asylum restrictions that prevent most Central American migrants from applying at the US border.Democrats said the ruling puts people's lives at risk.

Top US court allows Trump asylum restrictions to take effect

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed asylum restrictions by President Donald Trump's administration to take effect, preventing most Central American migrants from applying at the US border.

US judge blocks Trump move on asylum-seekers

Los Angeles - A federal judge on Monday blocked a move by President Donald Trump's administration that would have prevented most Central American migrants from seeking asylum at the US border.

Italian doctor fights to shed light on Mediterranean's migrant dead

Paris - For Cristina Cattaneo, the thousands of migrants who have died trying to reach Europe's shores in recent years deserve the same as any other disaster victims: a concerted effort to find out who they were and let their families know the painful truth ab...

Italy coalition faces immigration high wire challenge

Rome - Italy's new left-leaning government has a delicate balancing act ahead: it hopes to soften hardliner Matteo Salvini's immigration law but will be wary of scrapping a policy which won him large support.
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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.
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Aman Sood (left) and Bhavna Bajaj (right); son granted residency in Canada.
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Trump's order on immigration changes the meaning on Lady Libeerty's plaque: ""Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore."
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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.
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various government officials presiding over the Oath of Allegiance in Castlegar, Wed Oct 27, 2010
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.
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Chart shows the incarceration rates of U.S. born, Mexican and Guatemalan/Salvadoran born men without a high school diploma, 2000 & 2010
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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 baby born in the Texas of an illegal immigrant cannot be given a birth certificate.
A baby born in the Texas of an illegal immigrant cannot be given a birth certificate.
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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.
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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
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Grade 3's and 4's of the Russian immersion program at Twin Rivers Elementary School, Castlegar, B.C. singing Russian songs to commemorate the Oath of Allegiance Day for 55 new Canadians, Wed Oct 27, 2010
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A protestor hides his identity behind his sign outside a courtroom in downtown phoenix.
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.

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