140 held in US pro-immigration protest

2014-08-29 10:04

At least 140 demonstrators rallying for looser immigration rules have been arrested outside the White House for civil disobedience.

Botswana set to kick out Zim refugees – report

2014-07-10 09:29

The Botswana government is reportedly set to repatriate Zimbabweans who sought refuge in the neighbouring country at the height of Zimbabwe’s political crisis in 2008.

A tsunami of incomers

2014-06-16 07:00

SA can control the migrant influx by using interventions, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Spain intercepts boats carrying immigrants

2013-08-12 16:20

A Spanish maritime safety agency has intercepted nine inflatable toy boats carrying 59 African migrants, officials say.

Fingerprinting illegal immigrants 'best'

2013-08-08 14:03

Britain should consider fingerprinting the thousands of immigrants caught trying to enter the country illegally every year via France, says an independent report on Britain's borders.

More dead in Indonesia boat sinking

2013-07-26 09:12

The death toll from an overcrowded asylum seeker boat carrying more than 200 people that sank off Indonesia's coast has climbed to 15 after four more bodies were recovered, says a rescuer.

Rape claims at Australian asylum camp

2013-07-24 09:55

Australian Immigration Minister Tony Burke has described as "horrific" explosive claims that asylum-seekers at one of its processing camps in Papua New Guinea are being raped and tortured.

Nauru refugee riots follow crackdown

2013-07-20 14:08

Eyewitnesses say buildings have been razed as hundreds of asylum-seekers escaped detention during riots at an Australian refugee facility.

Australia to send boat people to PNG

2013-07-19 12:05

Australia plans to resettle asylum-seekers in Papua New Guinea as part of a radical overhaul of its border protection policy to help stem the flood of boatpeople arriving on its shores, say reports.

Italy failing teen refugees: Charities

2013-07-09 16:01

Teenage migrants stranded in poor conditions on an Italian island are the true victims of an immigration system that can fail the most vulnerable, charity operators say.

Pope visits island to mourn dead refugees

2013-07-08 11:03

Pope Francis is set to fly to the Italian island of Lampedusa to honour the hundreds of migrants and refugees who have drowned trying to reach its shores in perilous crossings of the Mediterranean.

Asylum boats on Australia-Indonesia agenda

2013-07-03 13:04

Australia's new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is set to head to Indonesia for his first foreign trip since retaking the leadership, but one in which the thorny domestic issue of asylum-seekers is set to dominate.

Third death in French child care tragedy

2013-06-24 16:24

A third child of African origin has died after an accident that saw a group of children fall into a pond in Paris where they had been placed in temporary accommodation by French social services.

To stay or go: African refugees' dilemma

2013-06-20 17:23

Thousands of migrants living in Morocco, including hundreds of refugees who fled wars in Africa, face a bleak dilemma - whether to settle in this transit country or brave the perilous journey to Europe.

Australia defends leaving bodies in ocean

2013-06-11 10:05

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has defended her government's decision to leave the bodies of drowned asylum-seekers in the ocean following criticism that more would have been done for Australians.

Swiss to vote on tightening of asylum law

2013-06-05 10:00

The Swiss are set to vote on whether to approve an emergency tightening of the country's asylum law in a bid to stem the influx of refugees to the wealthy Alpine nation.

Indonesia: Suspected people-smuggler held

2013-05-21 12:01

Indonesian authorities have arrested an Iranian-born Australian resident who they suspect headed a people-smuggling network that spanned the country, says a report.

Third victim of Italy pickaxe killer dies

2013-05-14 10:02

A third victim of a Ghanaian man who allegedly went on the rampage with a pickaxe in Milan this week has died of his wounds in a case that has inflamed the debate over undocumented migrants.

Australia probes undetected asylum boat

2013-04-10 10:00

Australia has ordered an investigation into how an asylum-seeker boat managed to reach one of the country's busiest ports undetected and has warned that those on board may be flown back home.

Murdoch blasts 'racist' Australia on visas

2013-04-02 12:04

Global media baron Rupert Murdoch has accused the government of his native Australia of "disgraceful and racist" language over a crackdown on visas for skilled migrants.

2 dead as asylum-seeker boat capsizes

2013-03-25 10:04

Two people have died and two have been seriously hurt after an asylum-seeker boat capsized off Australia, but more than 90 have been plucked to safety and taken ashore, officials say.

Romney vows to fix immigration

2012-09-17 10:09

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will tell Hispanic voters he believes in their pursuit of the American dream, and will pledge to work across the aisle to "permanently fix" immigration.

Arizona limits immigrant benefits

2012-08-17 11:09

As undocumented migrants line up across the US to apply for deportation deferrals, Arizona's governor has ordered state agencies to deny them driver's licenses and other benefits.

Israel gives migrants 2 weeks to leave

2012-06-28 18:00

Israel has given illegal immigrants from the Ivory Coast two weeks to leave the country, the latest step in its crackdown on Africans who have entered the country unlawfully.

Rubio being vetted for No 2 slot: Romney

2012-06-20 12:17

Republican Mitt Romney says his campaign is vetting US Senator Marco Rubio as a potential vice presidential pick, denying a report that Rubio is not being seriously considered.


Sudanese woman who faced death over faith heads to US

2014-08-01 15:05

Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith while facing death is on her way to a new home in the US.

The man who died of hunger because he was a foreigner

2014-06-24 08:51

Upon arrival in South Africa, most asylum seekers face overwhelming obstacles and an unwelcoming environment which exacerbates mental distress and can lead to a state of immobilisation.

Libya deports 100s of African immigrants

2013-11-27 15:16

Libya has deported more than 500 African immigrants, sending them to Niger as it tries to tackle an influx of refugees and Islamist militants.

6 migrants drown, 100 rescued off Sicily

2013-08-10 13:17

The Italian coastguard has found the bodies of six migrants dead on a tourist beach in Sicily while more than 100 others, thought to be Syrians, have been rescued, officials say.

Australia resolute on asylum policy

2013-07-28 08:55

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says he made "absolutely no apology" for his hardline new policy on asylum-seekers under which they are sent to Papua New Guinea.

Assange launches party in Australia

2013-07-25 10:01

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has officially launched his political party to contest Australian elections this year.

Migrants rescued at sea off Sicily

2013-07-23 15:03

A total of 199 migrants, including 19 women and 17 children, have been rescued at sea off Sicily's south-eastern tip, say Italian authorities.

New Australia refugee plan condemned

2013-07-19 18:19

Amnesty International has condemned Australia's new measures to stem an increase in refugee boats from Indonesia which includes a deal to send all boat arrivals to Papua New Guinea.

Pope slams global indifference to refugees

2013-07-08 15:00

Pope Francis has called for an end to worldwide indifference to the plight of refugees on a visit to an Italian island where tens of thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East reach Europe.

Yemenis forced from Saudi 'struggling'

2013-07-05 19:04

Yemen has asked the International Organisation for Migration to help 200 000 Yemenis forced to leave Saudi Arabia in the past three months amid a crackdown on undocumented migrants, says the IOM.

US Senate passes immigration reform bill

2013-06-28 08:18

The US Senate's vote passing a broad immigration reform bill has fallen two votes short of what some of its main backers have said is necessary to pressure the House of Representatives to act.

Indonesia neglects migrant children: HRW

2013-06-24 10:00

Human Rights Watch has criticised Indonesia over its treatment of children who are migrants or seeking asylum, saying they are placed in abysmal conditions with no way of appealing their detention.

NZ to allow mass detention of 'boat people'

2013-06-14 14:07

New Zealand's parliament has passed legislation allowing it to detain groups of more than 30 asylum seekers for up to six months.

55 lost as boat capsizes in Indian Ocean

2013-06-10 09:03

Rescue authorities have given up hope of finding any survivors after an asylum seeker boat carrying at least 55 people to Australia capsized in the Indian Ocean.

5 migrants drown trying to reach Spain

2013-05-21 16:36

At least five illegal migrants have drowned off the coast of northern Morocco as they were attempting to reach Spain, the Moroccan authorities say.

Bangladesh orders evacuation over cyclone

2013-05-15 09:05

Bangladesh has ordered the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people as forecasters say a cyclonic storm is set to hit low-lying coastal areas.

82 migrants bound for Australia arrested

2013-04-10 16:07

Indonesian police have detained 82 illegal migrants bound for Australia in Makassar, South Sulawesi, says a spokesperson.

Thatcher made 'racist' comments: Carr

2013-04-10 09:03

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr says late British leader Margaret Thatcher made "unabashedly racist" comments, recalling what she allegedly said to him about Asian immigration.

Sri Lanka: Australia-bound immigrants held

2013-03-27 13:12

Sri Lanka's navy has seized a fishing trawler carrying at least 97 illegal migrants on their way to Australia, says a naval official.

Dept warns on immigrant workers

2012-11-22 17:00

The department of home affairs warned employers against taking on illegal immigrants.

Israel slows African migration

2012-08-24 13:02

Israel has managed to slow dramatically the influx of tens of thousands of African migrants pouring into the Jewish state, following a series of measures meant to halt the new arrivals.

Racist attack in israel - 3 hurt

2012-07-31 15:51

An attacker has stabbed three Eritrean men in a south Tel Aviv video store in what police said they are initially treating as a racist attack.

The US immigration battle

2012-06-26 09:32

Simon Williamson looks at the US Supreme Court's decision on striking down most of Arizona's laws against illegal immigration.

US: Asians eclipse Latinos in immigration

2012-06-19 11:07

Asians have surpassed Hispanics as the United States' largest group of new immigrants, according to a report that some experts say reflects decreased demand for migrant labour.

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