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Germany calls for welfare curbs for EU immigrants

Berlin - Germany on Thursday proposed limiting access to welfare benefits for EU immigrants, after Britain won the right to impose such curbs in controversial reforms to its ties with the bloc.

Australia talks tough on asylum-seekers

Sydney - Australia cannot be "misty-eyed" about boatpeople, the country's prime minister said Thursday, the day after his immigration policy was thrown into disarray when Papua New Guinea ordered an offshore processing camp to close.

Australia talks tough on asylum-seekers

Sydney - Australia cannot be "misty-eyed" about boatpeople, the country's prime minister said Thursday, the day after his immigration policy was thrown into disarray when Papua New Guinea ordered an offshore processing camp to close.

Australia talks tough on asylum-seekers

Sydney - Australia cannot be "misty-eyed" about boatpeople, the country's prime minister said Thursday, the day after his immigration policy was thrown into disarray when Papua New Guinea ordered an offshore processing camp to close.

Surge in EU immigrants fuels Brexit campaign

Peterborough - In cities like Peterborough, a recent surge in immigration by mainly East European workers is giving momentum to "Brexiters" in the campaign ahead of Britain's referendum on EU membership in June.

Australia immigration turmoil as Papua New Guinea closes camp

Sydney - Australia's hardline immigration policy was thrown into turmoil Wednesday after Papua New Guinea ordered a processing camp to close, leaving the fate of hundreds of asylum-seekers hanging in the balance.

Australia immigration turmoil as Papua New Guinea closes camp

Sydney - Australia's hardline immigration policy was thrown into turmoil Wednesday after Papua New Guinea ordered a processing camp to close, leaving the fate of hundreds of asylum-seekers hanging in the balance.

Australia immigration turmoil as Papua New Guinea closes camp

Sydney - Australia's hardline immigration policy was thrown into turmoil Wednesday after Papua New Guinea ordered a processing camp to close, leaving the fate of hundreds of asylum-seekers hanging in the balance.

Australia says no change on borders despite PNG ruling

Sydney - Australia on Wednesday insisted its controversial border protection policy remains valid despite a Papua New Guinea court ruling the detention of asylum-seekers in the country was unconstitutional and illegal.

Australia says no change on borders despite PNG ruling

Sydney - Australia on Wednesday insisted its controversial border protection policy remains valid despite a Papua New Guinea court ruling the detention of asylum-seekers in the country was unconstitutional and illegal.

Australia says no change on borders despite PNG ruling

Sydney - Australia on Wednesday insisted its controversial border protection policy remains valid despite a Papua New Guinea court ruling the detention of asylum-seekers in the country was unconstitutional and illegal.

Australia's detention of asylum-seekers on PNG unlawful: Court

Sydney - Australia's detention of asylum-seekers on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island is unconstitutional and illegal, a court ruled Tuesday, prompting some refugee advocates to call for the camp to be shut down.

Switzerland halts citizenship process for Muslim students' family

Ginebra - Switzerland has suspended the citizenship process for the family of two teenage Muslim brothers after the boys' refusal to shake hands with their female teachers sparked a national debate over religious freedoms.

Obama's immigration plan faces uncertainty in court test

Washington - President Barack Obama's plan to delay deportation for nearly half of the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants was fraught with uncertainty Monday, as US Supreme Court justices signaled deep divisions.

U.S. high court takes up explosive immigration fight

Washington - The US Supreme Court weighs a major immigration case Monday that could impact the fate of millions of people facing possible deportation and further raise the stakes in the 2016 White House race.

Mali and EU hold talks on African immigration programme

Bamako - Mali and the European Union agreed Friday to combat immigration into Europe by financing projects to fight its causes and promote legal migration, according to a joint statement released on Friday.

War games in Greece near Macedonia, Turkey amid migration row

Atenas - The Greek army on Thursday staged a double military exercise on its border with Macedonia and an island cluster near Turkey, officials said, amid tension with Skopje over the refugee crisis.

Israel pledge to admit Ethiopians defuses political row

Jerusalem - Israel is to admit hundreds more Ethiopian migrants with family in the Jewish state, the ruling party said, resolving a political crisis that had threatened to bring down the government.

Israel pledge to admit Ethiopians defuses political row

Jerusalem - Israel is to admit hundreds more Ethiopian migrants with family in the Jewish state, the ruling party said, resolving a political crisis that had threatened to bring down the government.

Israel pledge to admit Ethiopians defuses political row

Jerusalem - Israel is to admit hundreds more Ethiopian migrants with family in the Jewish state, the ruling party said, resolving a political crisis that had threatened to bring down the government.

Turkey PM says returns under EU migrant deal to begin on April 4

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Thursday said a key migrant deal concluded with the European Union to curb the flow of illegal migration would begin to be implemented on April 4 with the return of some migrants from Greece to Turkish territory.

Australian jailed in Singapore for sedition over website

Singapore - An Australian woman whose website published made-up stories about foreigners that prosecutors said incited racial hatred was jailed in Singapore Wednesday after falling foul of colonial-era sedition laws.

Israel 'rescues' 19 Jews from war-torn Yemen in covert operation

Beer-sheva - Israel has spirited 19 Jews out of war-torn Yemen in a "covert operation" to rescue some of the last remnants of one of the world's most ancient Jewish communities, officials said Monday.

Israel 'rescues' 19 Jews from war-torn Yemen in covert operation

Beer-sheva - Israel has spirited 19 Jews out of war-torn Yemen in a "covert operation" to rescue some of the last remnants of one of the world's most ancient Jewish communities, officials said Monday.

Israel 'rescues' 19 Jews from war-torn Yemen in covert operation

Beer-sheva - Israel has spirited 19 Jews out of war-torn Yemen in a "covert operation" to rescue some of the last remnants of one of the world's most ancient Jewish communities, officials said Monday.

Refugee conditions in Greece 'deteriorating': Angelina Jolie

Atenas - Hollywood star and UNHCR goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie turned the spotlight of celebrity Wednesday onto the plight of thousands of refugees crowded in camps in Greece.

Trump spurs Latinos to citizenship so they can vote against him

Los Angeles - Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has pledged to deport and keep out illegal immigrants, but the brash billionaire's rhetoric is inspiring some Hispanics to become citizens so they can vote against him.

Archbishop of Canterbury says migration fears are valid

London - Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the leader of the world's Anglicans, said Friday that people were entitled to fear the impact of mass migration, in his first intervention in Britain's EU referendum debate.

Australia sends boat carrying Bangladeshis back to Indonesia

Kupang - Six Bangladeshi migrants caught entering Australian waters by the country's border patrol have been sent back to Indonesia on a fishing boat, an Indonesian official said Thursday.

Backlash after Australia official's 'alleged' Nazi comment

Sydney - Australia's immigration minister Wednesday faced calls to apologise after his department chief used "allegedly" to describe experiences in Nazi Germany during a defence of the government's hardline asylum-seeker policies.
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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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Aman Sood (left) and Bhavna Bajaj (right); son granted residency in Canada.
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Pro-immigration protest in Berlin, Germany. 2015
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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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A baby born in the Texas of an illegal immigrant cannot be given a birth certificate.
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A protestor hides his identity behind his sign outside a courtroom in downtown phoenix.
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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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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.
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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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U.S. Border Patrol officer checking a car at the border.
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immigration officer talking about being Canadian, looking from rear of "new" Canadians
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Several protest leaders in Washington were arrested for their actions.
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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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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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Children being housed at detention centers at border.
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President Barack Obama threatens to use executive powers to get his 10-point immigration plan passed.
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