ARTICLES RELATING TO IMMIGRATION

SA brain drain worsens as expats plug skills gaps abroad, says new report

2019-07-13 14:04

Xpatweb's recently released annual Critical Skills Survey highlights the top critical skills that employers struggle to recruit within local borders.

The elephant in the room: The crisis of SA's porous borders

2019-07-04 10:56

The issue of undocumented persons is a pressing matter. We must be frank and honest with one another as is expected of people who hold the interests of South Africa close to heart, writes Herman Mashaba.

South Africans are losing hundreds of thousands of rands to immigration fraudsters offering jobs in Canada in ‘the perfect scam’

2019-06-10 13:38

South African families are each paying up to R80,000 – and in one reported instance R100,000 – for services that promise to get them into the likes of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. And they are unlikely to recover their money, thanks to the consequences of admitting having been victim to an immigration scam.

US judge blocks Trump policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico

2019-04-09 17:20

A US federal judge blocked US President Donald Trump's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico to wait out the processing of their cases, saying the Department of Homeland Security had overstepped its authority.

The problem is not Xenophobia, but a different type of phobia

2019-04-08 18:00

South Africa has again been rocked by attacks on foreign nationals. The police swiftly responded to calm the situation down. What has been poor, however, is how we have characterised this problem, writes Austil Mathebula.

Trump says '100%' ready to shut down Mexico border

2019-04-03 12:11

US President Donald Trump said he is "100%" prepared to close down the US-Mexico border, warning Congress and Central American governments to take action to stem the flow of migrants into the country.

Mexico to issue limited humanitarian visas to migrants

2019-04-01 19:30

Mexican immigration officials plan to issue humanitarian visas on a "limited basis" to some of the roughly 2 500 Central American and Caribbean migrants gathered in the southern state of Chiapas.

A British supermarket is facing boycott calls for trying to keep out birds from South Africa

2019-03-16 10:29

Bird-lovers are up in arms after a Tesco in Norwich in the UK put up netting to prevent swallows nesting above shopping trolleys – after travelling more than 8,000 kilometres from South Africa to do so.

Herman Mashaba: Let's talk honestly and frankly about undocumented workers

2019-03-10 06:00

South Africa can no longer continue to operate with the proverbial elephant in the room and try to convince ourselves it is actually something else, writes Herman Mashaba.

Italy vows to sue NGO over migrant rescue boat

2019-01-27 20:01

While 47 migrants are stranded at sea, Italian Interior minister wants to take legal action against Dutch rescue vessel.

 

SA's super rich taking their wealth overseas ASAP - immigration expert

2019-07-08 21:54

South Africans are hedging their bets by investing abroad and by acquiring a second citizenship or residency at an unprecedented rate, says an immigration specialist.

The Trump administration will detain hundreds of migrant children at a military base that was once used as a Japanese internment camp

2019-06-12 19:36

The Fort Sill military base will be a "temporary emergency influx shelter" for the children, the Department of Health and Human Services said.

Former White House chief joins firm that detains migrant children

2019-05-04 13:16

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly has joined the board of a firm that operates centres for housing unaccompanied migrant children, US media reported, prompting a storm of criticism from Democrats.

How poor governance is laying fertile ground for xenophobia

2019-04-09 08:35

The failure of our government to deliver on the promises of freedom has disabled many young South Africans from competing effectively with their continental counterparts, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

WATCH: Hundreds of cars and barbed wire at US-Mexico border

2019-04-05 10:28

Hundreds of trucks and vehicles line up to cross from Tijuana and Juarez City into the United States, while US Soldiers install barbed wire ahead of an expected visit to the US-Mexico border by US President Donald Trump.

How not to handle migration in South Africa: Lessons from West Africa

2019-04-02 14:57

With the ANC and DA entering the sensitive migration issue via an election campaign, there is a very real danger that the situation might one day spiral out beyond their control, writes Mukoni Ratshitanga.

Parties aren't taking big issues seriously in election campaign

2019-04-01 08:56

Although a growing black middle-class has emerged, its members are probably the angriest people in the country because they believe their abilities and qualifications are not recognised.

2 200 quarantined over mumps outbreak at US immigration centres

2019-03-13 16:09

US immigration authorities say more than 2 200 people who were exposed to a mumps outbreak in at least two detention facilities have been quarantined.

A Burundian asylum-seeker who fled the US explains why he left behind everything he knew to reach safety in Canada

2019-02-02 20:05

In the last two years, nearly 40,000 migrants have entered Canada illegally, many of them seeking asylum they believe is out of reach in the US.

'Thousands' more children separated from parents at US border in 2017-18

2019-01-18 20:33

Thousands more children were forcibly separated from their parents after illegally crossing the US-Mexico border from 2017-2018 than originally admitted by US President Donald Trump's administration, an official report said.

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