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U.S. lawmakers postpone recess to deal with immigration

Washington - In a last-ditch effort to schedule a vote dealing with a influx of undocumented Central American children, the U.S. House of Representatives postponed its summer recess.
In the Media by AFP

Obama plans to use executive power to allow illegals to stay

Washington, D. C. - U.S. President Barack Obama is planning to use executive authority to issue millions of work permits to those who entered the country illegally if no congressional action occurs by the end of summer.
In the Media by Justin King - 9 comments

Mexico, California question Texas border troop plan

- Mexico's foreign minister and the visiting governor of California questioned Monday plans by Texas to deploy troops to stem the flow of immigrant children, saying they need humanitarian aid instead.
In the Media by AFP

Asylum-seekers held at sea likely economic migrants: Australia

Sydney - A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel were likely economic migrants from India, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Monday. "The indications are...
In the Media by AFP

Obama, Central American leaders meet on child migrants

Washington - President Barack Obama met with three Central American leaders to try to get control of an humanitarian crisis triggered by a tide of child migrants crossing the southern US border.
In the Media by Jerome Cartillier (AFP)

Obama, Central American leaders meet on child migrants

Washington - President Barack Obama met Friday with three Central American leaders to try to get control of an humanitarian crisis triggered by a tide of child migrants crossing the southern US border.
In the Media by Jerome Cartillier (AFP)

Asylum-seekers held on high seas to be taken to Australia

Sydney - A group of 157 asylum-seekers in custody on the high seas for weeks will be taken to Australia and held until consular officials confirm their nationalities, authorities said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Obama to meet Central American leaders on child migrants

Washington - President Barack Obama will meet three Central American leaders Friday to discuss the surge of children crossing the southern US border without parents or papers, in flight from violence and poverty.
In the Media by Ramon Sahmkow (AFP)

UN urges Europe to bolster Mediterranean plan as migrant toll hits 800

Geneva - UN refugee agency chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged European governments to step up efforts to rescue and host migrants who cross the Mediterranean, as this year's death toll reached 800.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Children suffering in Australian asylum-seeker camp

Sydney - Australia's human rights commissioner on Thursday said conditions at an asylum-seeker camp on Christmas Island have "significantly deteriorated" with children plagued by despair and suffering symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder.
In the Media by AFP

Aboard 'The Beast', migrants fear Texas crackdown

Apizaco - Texas Governor Rick Perry's plan to send troops to reinforce the Mexican border was enough to deter Salvadoran couple Edwin and Sandra, who decided to make a difficult trek through New Mexico instead.
In the Media by Leticia Pineda (AFP) - 1 comment

Texas closes its border to Mexico

After repeated attempts to receive aid to help with the Mexican refugee crisis have failed, Texas officials have been forced to take drastic measures.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 31 comments

Italy arrests five over migrant 'massacre' at sea

Rome - Italian police have arrested five migrants accused of the grisly murder of scores of fellow would-be refugees when fighting broke out on a boat making the treacherous crossing to Europe, local media reported.
In the Media by AFP

Texas governor to send 1,000 troops to Mexico border

Los Angeles - Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans to send 1,000 military reservists to the state's border with Mexico, to tackle a surge in immigrant children flooding into the United States.
In the Media by AFP

Mediterranean migrant boat death toll rises to 30

Valletta - The death toll from the latest Mediterranean migrant boat disaster rose to 30 on Sunday, as Malta said it had found 29 bodies in the vessel's hold and Italy said a Syrian baby had died.
In the Media by AFP

Italian, Maltese rescuers say 19 dead on migrant boat

Rome - Italian and Maltese rescuers found 18 bodies on an overcrowded migrant boat on Saturday, with Italian officials blaming toxic fumes from the engine and the Maltese military saying there could have been a stampede.
In the Media by Dario Thuburn (AFP)

Hundreds of immigrants land in Italy

Rome - Hundreds more immigrants arrived in Italian waters on Friday, a day after the navy said it had intercepted at least 1,400 asylum-seekers on six boats crossing from Libya.
In the Media by AFP

Up to $1,000 a day to care for child migrants

Washington - As US lawmakers grapple with ways to slash spending, many were shocked to learn authorities are spending $250 to $1,000 per day to care for each minor apprehended crossing the US border.
In the Media by AFP - 4 comments

Prize-winning reporter freed after being held at U.S. border

Los Angeles - Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas, who revealed in 2011 that he is an undocumented immigrant, was freed by U.S. border agents after being held for several hours Tuesday.
In the Media by Michael Thurston (AFP)

Jolie to visit Nauru to check refugee facilities

Sydney - Hollywood star and UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie has accepted an invitation to visit the small island of Nauru where Australia sends asylum-seekers for processing and resettlement, the government said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Body of Guatemala teen sent home after failed attempt to enter U.S.

Guatemala City - The body of a 15-year-old who died while trying to migrate illegally into the United States was repatriated to Guatemala Friday, amid a raging U.S. debate over how to stem a flood of similar cases.
In the Media by AFP

Migration helps boost EU population to 507.4 million

Brussels - The population of the European Union stood at 507.4 million people on January 1, official EU data showed Thursday, with a significant boost from immigration.According to the Eurostat agency, the EU's population grew by 1.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Syrian stillborn child sparks Swiss border control investigation

An investigation has been launched in Switzerland into the case of a 22-year-old Syrian migrant who gave birth to a stillborn baby after being ignored by Swiss border authorities when she told them she was heavily bleeding and needed medical attention.
In the Media by Madeleine French - 1 comment

Obama tells C. Americans not to send kids over border

Dallas - US President Barack Obama warned parents in Central America not to send their children alone on the perilous journey through Mexico to illegally cross the US border.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Australian minister in Sri Lanka as boat crisis deepens

Colombo - Australia's immigration minister arrived in Colombo early Wednesday as a group of Sri Lankan migrants controversially turned back by Canberra at sea said they were treated worse than dogs.
In the Media by AFP

Obama seeks $3.7 bn to stem illegal border entries

Washington - President Barack Obama on Tuesday requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding from Congress to help cope with a surge of unaccompanied child immigrants from Central America.
In the Media by AFP

Returned Sri Lanka migrants vent fury at Australia

Galle - Sri Lankan migrants aboard a boat that was controversially turned back mid-sea by Australia slammed Canberra on Tuesday, claiming they were abused, given little food and treated "worse than dogs".
In the Media by Amal Jayasinghe (AFP)

Singapore doubles riot police after guest worker fracas

Singapore - Singapore is doubling the size of its frontline anti-riot forces and stepping up surveillance after a rampage by Indian workers exposed police weaknesses following four decades of strict social order.
In the Media by AFP

Australia court bars return of Sri Lanka refugees

Sydney - A High Court on Monday barred Australia from handing back a boat carrying 153 asylum-seekers to Sri Lanka, a day after Canberra returned another vessel to Colombo following a week of secrecy.
In the Media by Martin Parry (AFP)

Op-Ed: Facts and myths about illegal immigration

Washington, D. C. - Once again the sideshow distraction that occurs along the US-Mexican border is gripping the headlines. It’s time for Americans to receive a reality check about the myths and facts of illegal immigration.
In the Media by Justin King - 30 comments
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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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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.
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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 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.
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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 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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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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