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The Trump effect? Sweden reflects on its integration policy

Stockholm - Donald Trump's controversial statements linking immigration and crime in Sweden, a country idealised by some for its liberal values, have sparked the nation to weigh the successes and failures of its integration policy.

US targets millions in sweeping deportation plan

Washington - The Trump administration issued tough new orders for a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, putting nearly all of the country's 11 million undocumented foreigners in its crosshairs.

Hundreds of EU citizens rally for Brexit rights

London - Hundreds of EU citizens living in Britain rallied outside parliament on Monday as the House of Lords began debating a bill that will empower Prime Minister Theresa May to start Brexit negotiations.

New US immigrant ban to be better prepared: Kelly

Munich - US Homeland Security chief John Kelly on Saturday said a new presidential immigrant ban will be better prepared and implemented to ensure there is no repeat of the chaos caused by the first.

Mexicans form 'human wall' along US border to protest Trump

Juarez - Thousands of Mexicans linked arms to form a "human wall" on their country's border with the United States, protesting President Donald Trump's plan to build a massive barrier between the countries.

Caribbean leaders fret over Trump immigration policies

Georgetown - Leaders of the 15-nation Caribbean Community expressed concern that US President Donald Trump's immigration policies could lead to a slowdown in travel to a region dependent on tourism.

Undocumented mother seeks sanctuary in US church

Denver - Jeanette Vizguerra fled to the United States from Mexico with her family after her husband was kidnapped three times, once with a gun to his head.

DC restaurants to close in immigrant solidarity show

Washington - Some of the US capital's finest restaurants are putting their money where their mouths are: shutting down for a day to protest President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant policies.

Trump, Trudeau grapple with differences on refugees, trade

Washington - US President Donald Trump and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau failed to paper over differences on the treatment of refugees during a joint public appearance Monday, but appeared to tone down harsh trade rhetoric.

White House says new immigration measures forthcoming

Washington - US President Donald Trump was expected to unveil new measures on immigration as early as Monday in the name of keeping Americans safe, with a top aide insisting he did not overstep his authority with his controversial travel ban.

Trump and Trudeau: what will happen at first tete-a-tete?

Washington - Donald Trump hosts Justin Trudeau at the White House in what is a delicate visit for the Canadian prime minister, who hopes to get a compromise from the US president on free trade while making his point on immigration.

White House considering new immigration order

Washington - The White House confirms it is considering issuing a new order on immigration now that President Donald Trump's travel ban has been halted as it makes its way through the courts.

Trump stays course on immigrants, undocumented workers

Washington - The courts may have halted his travel ban but that hasn't caused President Donald Trump to shy away from planning new action on immigration in the name of keeping Americans safe.

Swiss back new citizenship rules in defeat for rightwing

Geneva - Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to make it easier for third-generation immigrants to become citizens, crushing rightwing nationalists who had stoked fears about granting nationality to more Muslims.

Trump vows to bring planned border wall costs 'way down'

Washington - President Donald Trump insisted early Saturday that he would bring the price of his planned Mexican border wall "way down," after US media circulated a government report estimating it would cost $21.6 billion.

Asylum seekers fleeing US for Canada brave snow, extreme cold

Emerson - Farhan Ahmed hoped to find refuge in the United States after fleeing death threats in Somalia, but fear over a US crackdown on immigration sent him on another perilous journey -- to Canada.

Trump says considering 'brand new' immigration order

Washington - US President Donald Trump has said he is considering drafting a new order to ban migrants from majority-Muslim nations after his initial decree fell foul of the law.

Trump says considering 'brand new' immigration order

Washington - US President Donald Trump has said he is considering drafting a new order to ban migrants from majority-Muslim nations after his initial decree fell foul of the law.

Trump says considering 'brand new' immigration order

Washington - US President Donald Trump has said he is considering drafting a new order to ban migrants from majority-Muslim nations after his initial decree fell foul of the law.

Mexico warns citizens to 'take precautions' in US

Mexico - Mexico's government is warning its citizens to "take precautions" amid the "new reality" in the United States, after an undocumented mother was deported to her home country.

Anti-Muslim poster clouds Swiss citizenship vote

Geneva - The woman's shadowed eyes stare out from a black niqab with the poster's tagline urging Swiss voters to reject "uncontrolled naturalisation.

Remove Iraq from travel ban list, PM tells Trump

Baghdad - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi asked US President Donald Trump in a phone call to remove his country from a contentious travel ban list, a statement said on Friday.

Trump's immigration decree in five key dates

Washington - A federal appeals court unanimously refused to restore President Donald Trump's controversial executive order on immigration, prompting the US leader to vow a legal battle.

US appeals court rules against Trump on travel ban

Los Angeles - A US court on Thursday unanimously refused to reinstate Donald Trump's ban on refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, dealing the new president and his controversial law-and-order agenda a major defeat.

US appeals court rules against Trump on travel ban

Los Angeles - A US court on Thursday unanimously refused to reinstate Donald Trump's ban on refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, dealing the new president and his controversial law-and-order agenda a major defeat.

US appeals court rules against Trump on travel ban

Los Angeles - A US court on Thursday unanimously refused to reinstate Donald Trump's ban on refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, dealing the new president and his controversial law-and-order agenda a major defeat.

US appeals court poised to rule on Trump travel ban

Washington - A US court will rule Thursday on whether to reinstate President Donald Trump's executive order closing US borders to refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, in a major legal test of his controversial law-and-order agenda.

Thanks to immigrants, Canada sees biggest G7 population jump

Montr - Thanks to a large influx of immigrants, Canada had the largest population growth of all Group of Seven countries over the past five years, government statistics showed Wednesday.

Trump slams courts as judges mull travel ban

Washington - President Donald Trump renewed his attack on the courts, describing them as "so political" as a panel of judges weigh his executive order barring refugees and visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries.

Trump administration defends 'lawful' travel ban

Washington - The US government has defended President Donald Trump's travel ban as a "lawful exercise" of his authority, and urged an appeals court to reinstate the suspended measure in the interests of national security.
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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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immigration officer talking about being Canadian, looking from rear of "new" Canadians
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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Chart shows the incarceration rates of U.S. born, Mexican and Guatemalan/Salvadoran born men without a high school diploma, 2000 & 2010
American Immigration Council
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.
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Aman Sood (left) and Bhavna Bajaj (right); son granted residency in Canada.
Aman Sood (left) and Bhavna Bajaj (right); son granted residency in Canada.
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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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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.
U.S. Border Patrol officer checking a car at the border.
U.S. Border Patrol officer checking a car at the border.
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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.
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
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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."
UNESCO
Two new Canadians at a citizenship ceremony
Two new Canadians at a citizenship ceremony
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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.