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Clashes over immigration outside Canada's Parliament

Ottawa - Right-wing protesters opposed to Canada joining a UN pact for better regulating worldwide migration clashed Saturday with pro-immigration groups in the biting cold outside parliament.

Japan enacts controversial law to accept foreign workers

Apo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition early Saturday rammed through legislation to bring more blue-collar foreign workers into the country, in a controversial move to address chronic labour shortages.

Trump golf club employs undocumented workers: report

New York - Undocumented migrants have been working for US President Donald Trump's luxury golf club in New Jersey, despite his denunciation of illegal immigration and insistence on jobs for Americans, The New York Times reported Thursday.

Welcoming refugees may have ushered in Merkel's final act

Berlin - Opening Germany's doors to more than a million refugees may come to define Chancellor Angela Merkel's legacy, a landmark moment in her career that sparked a backlash which could hasten her political exit.

UN, doctors hammer Australia over refugee camps

Sydney - Australia's under-pressure government received a double blow Monday from the United Nations and a leading doctors' group over harsh treatment of refugees on off-shore island camps.

Dutch church prays 24/7 to shield Armenian family from deportation

Den Haag - A Dutch church has resorted to the power of prayer to stop the deportation of an Armenian family sheltering there, holding round-the-clock religious services for more than a month to keep police at bay, officials said Friday.

Austria agrees benefit cuts aimed at foreigners

Vienna - Austria on Wednesday finalised the details of welfare cuts aimed at immigrants, in a move criticised by anti-poverty campaigners and church groups.

Lowest number of undocumented migrants in US since 2004: study

Washington - The number of undocumented migrants living in the United States has fallen to 10.7 million, the lowest since 2004, according to a Pew Research Center study, which attributed the decline to a big drop in undocumented Mexicans.

Syrian refugee stranded at Malaysian airport lands in Canada

Ottawa - A Syrian refugee who spent months in limbo in a budget terminal at a Malaysian airport has arrived in Vancouver after he was granted permanent residency by Canada, a government source and his lawyer said Tuesday.

Long US-Mexican border defies attempts to close it off

Los Angeles - Central American migrants who ran into walls of security personnel, razor wire and tear gas at the US border in Tijuana, Mexico on Sunday chose possibly the hardest place to pass.

From Afghanistan to the Outback: refugees ditch Australia's overcrowded cities

Griffith - A Hazara refugee who now calls the Australian outback home, Ali named his new venture the "Afghan Friendship Restaurant", a tribute to the warm welcome he says he received after moving to the town of Griffith five years ago.

Trump launches crackdown on Central American asylum seekers

Washington - The United States embarked Friday on a policy of automatically rejecting asylum claims of people who cross the Mexican border illegally in a bid to deter Central American migrants and force Mexico to handle them.

US to deny asylum to illegal border crossers

Washington - The United States will no longer allow people who enter the country illegally to claim asylum, officials said Thursday, unveiling a controversial new crackdown on immigration.

US to deny asylum to illegal border crossers

Washington - The United States will no longer allow people who enter the country illegally to claim asylum, officials said Thursday, unveiling a controversial new crackdown on immigration.

Disappointed Haitian migrants return home from Chile

Port-au-prince - Chile's military on Wednesday returned to their home country a first group of destitute Haitian migrants as part of a broader repatriation plan.

Canada apologizes for turning away Jews fleeing Nazi Germany

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in parliament on Wednesday for Canada's refusal to admit Jewish asylum seekers fleeing Nazi Germany just months before the outbreak of World War II.On May 15, 1939 the ocean liner MS St.

Great-grandmother, 106, gets US citizenship on Election Day

Washington - A 106-year-old great-grandmother born in El Salvador became an American citizen Tuesday, as the US held bitterly contested midterm elections in which Central American immigration was a hot button issue.

Nearly 5,000 US soldiers posted near Mexico border

Washington - Around 4,800 US soldiers were deployed Monday to the border with Mexico, the Pentagon announced, saying it could not give a price tag for the operation Democrats decry as political maneuvering from President Donald Trump.

Japan cabinet approves bill to accept foreign workers

Apo - Japan's cabinet on Friday approved a draft bill to bring more blue-collar foreign workers into the country, in a controversial move to address chronic labour shortages.

Trump threatens to shoot migrants who throw stones at US military

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday warned that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally.

US could send as many as 15,000 troops to Mexico border: Trump

Washington - President Donald Trump said Wednesday that as many as 15,000 soldiers could be dispatched to the US-Mexican border to stop what he described as dangerous groups of immigrants.

Divider in chief? Trump in his own abrasive words

Washington - As calls mount to defuse US political tensions following a week of violence including the killing of 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue, Donald Trump continues to throw his rhetorical bombs.

Trump says US planning 'tent cities' for migrants

Washington - President Donald Trump said Monday his administration was planning to build tent cities for thousands of Central American migrants making their way through Mexico to the United States.

US to send over 5,000 troops to Mexico border

Washington - The Pentagon will deploy more than 5,000 soldiers to the US-Mexico border, a top general said Monday, as President Donald Trump warned a caravan of Central American migrants that the military was waiting.

Thousands of US troops head for southern border

Washington - The Pentagon is deploying 5,200 active-duty troops to beef up security along the US-Mexico border, officials announced Monday, in a bid to prevent a caravan of Central American migrants from illegally crossing the frontier.

Pentagon could send thousands more troops to US-Mexico border: US official

Washington - The Pentagon could send thousands more troops to the US-Mexico border, a US official said Monday, as President Donald Trump warned a caravan of Central American migrants that the military was waiting.

Mexico announces aid options for Central American migrants

Mexico - Mexico on Friday announced it will offer Central American migrants medical care, education for their children and access to temporary jobs as long as they stay in two southern states.

Mattis approves military support on Mexico border

Washington - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday approved a request to send troops and military assistance to the US-Mexico border -- part of President Donald Trump's effort to slow illegal crossings in the run-up to key elections.

Trump hints he could curb immigration by decree

Washington - President Donald Trump suggested Friday he may use an executive order to obtain immigration restrictions, bucking his Democratic opponents and bypassing Congress.

Pentagon to send 'several hundred' troops to US-Mexico border: US official

Washington - The Pentagon is expected to deploy "several hundred" troops to the US-Mexico border, a US official told AFP Thursday, after President Donald Trump said the military would be used to tackle a "national emergency" on the border.
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Grade 3 s and 4 s of the Russian immersion program at Twin Rivers Elementary School  Castlegar  B.C....
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
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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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 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.
Children being housed at detention centers at border.
Children being housed at detention centers at border.
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A protestor hides his identity behind his sign outside a courtroom in downtown phoenix.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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A demonstration by illegal immigrants and their supporters in Paris  2008
A demonstration by illegal immigrants and their supporters in Paris, 2008
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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.
Pro-immigration protest in Berlin  Germany. 2015
Pro-immigration protest in Berlin, Germany. 2015
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio Speaking to the 15 000 Supporters who showed up to Rally Against Illegal Immigrat...
Sheriff Joe Arpaio Speaking to the 15,000 Supporters who showed up to Rally Against Illegal Immigration at the Phoenix Civic Center with 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump.
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Several protest leaders in Washington were arrested for their actions.
Several protest leaders in Washington were arrested for their actions.
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