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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.

UK to offer EU citizens 3-year visas after no-deal Brexit

London - Britain's government on Wednesday announced a three-year immigration scheme to cover most European citizens wanting to come to Britain after a no deal Brexit, in a move aimed at reassuring business they will still be able to recruit the staff they need...

Indian 'citizenship' list causes anger, confusion

Guwahati - After living in India all his life, father-of-two Gokul Chandra Saha woke up last weekend to learn he was among almost two million people in the religiously diverse state of Assam that the government had suddenly deemed to be foreigners.

Hundreds of migrants moved from 'hell' of overcrowded Greek island

M - Greek officials and UN workers evacuated the first group of what will be hundreds of migrants from the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, where overcrowding and sweltering heat have made conditions unbearable.

India defends citizenship register after UN criticism

Guwahati - India's foreign ministry has again defended a controversial citizenship register in Assam state after criticism from the United Nations, saying the almost two million people excluded from the list would not become "stateless".

Two million face statelessness as India publishes citizenship list

Guwahati - Almost two million people in northeast India were left facing statelessness on Saturday after they were excluded from a citizenship list aimed at weeding out "foreign infiltrators", in a process the central government wants to replicate nationwide.

New arrivals push Greek island refugee camp to bursting point

Mytilene - The olive grove next to the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos is filled with makeshift tents and wooden and cardboard huts, after the sudden arrival of hundreds of migrants.

Assam security tight for Indian 'citizens list' release

Guwahati - Security was tightened Friday in the Indian state of Assam for the release of a citizens' list that could potentially lead to several million people becoming stateless, most of them Muslims, in a process the government wants to replicate nationwide.

Court blocks Australia from deporting Tamil toddlers

Melbourne - A dramatic late-night call from an Australian judge to a plane bound for Sri Lanka has temporarily spared a family of four -- including two Aussie-born toddlers -- from deportation and fuelled a political firestorm Down Under.

India seeks to ease concerns on 'citizens register'

New Delhi - India's government sought Thursday to ease concerns about an imminent "citizens' register" in the state of Assam that has left several million people, mostly Muslims, fearful of becoming stateless.

UN urges Greece to protect migrant youths after death at camp

Athens - The UN refugee agency on Sunday called on Greece's government to urgently transfer migrant youths to safe areas after a fatal brawl at the Moria migrant camp on the island of Lesbos.

US to allow indefinite detention of migrant children: DHS

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration announced Wednesday that it would remove tough legal limits on how long migrant children can be detained as part of its broader crackdown on undocumented immigrants.

Judges rule migrant children must get soap and bedding, reject govt appeal

Los Angeles - Detained migrant children must be given soap, dry clothes and clean bedding, US federal judges ruled Thursday, dismissing an appeal by the Trump administration.

Employees urge Google not to work with US immigration officials

San Francisco - Hundreds of Google employees on Wednesday called on the internet titan to avoid working for US immigration officials until they stop "engaging in human rights abuses.

Israel deports Filipina worker, Israeli-born son

Jerusalem - Israel has deported a Filipina migrant worker and her Israeli-born teenage son who has never set foot in the Philippines, after 11th hour legal appeals failed, a rights group and authorities said Tuesday.
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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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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 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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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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U.S. Border Patrol officer checking a car at the border.
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Several protest leaders in Washington were arrested for their actions.
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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.
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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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.
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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