ARTICLES RELATING TO IMMIGRATION

From horse riding instructors to pig farmers - Australia wants your skills

2020-01-14 05:00

An Australian skills shortage in certain categories is attracting increased interest from South African experts in these fields, a migration assistant tells Fin24.

French citizen dead in US custody: immigration agency

2020-01-02 22:08

A French citizen and native of Angola has died in the custody of US immigration agents, they said on Wednesday, the latest in a number of deaths during a US crackdown on illegal immigrants.

Gators, bayonets, and a moat: 11 of the wildest requests Donald Trump has made to secure the US-Mexico border

2019-10-20 12:07

Many of Trump's ideas came amid his fury over a springtime crush of migrants, who arrived at the US-Mexico border in numbers not seen in years.

SA spends R42m to fly undocumented migrants home in just over a year - Parliament hears

2019-10-07 21:16

The Department of Home Affairs has spent nearly R9m since the start of April on flights to deport undocumented migrants.

Donald Trump reportedly suggested shooting migrants in the legs and filling a moat with snakes or alligators to fortify the border wall

2019-10-02 08:48

Enraged by the soaring numbers of migrant families seeking asylum in the US, Trump reportedly turned to a number of gruesome solutions.

Trump has reportedly promised pardons to officials who break the law to build his border wall

2019-09-01 18:05

Trump urged officials to seize land and violate environmental laws to get the wall built, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Trump denied it.

OPINION: Will anti-immigration populism be the death of South Africa's democracy?

2019-08-25 07:00

One wonders what advantage leaders derive from invoking issues of identity and nationality in dealing with criminal elements, except to incite xenophobic and Afrophobic sentiments from innocent citizens, writes Zenzo Moyo.

Herman Mashaba: Time to rise above petty party politics

2019-08-14 12:48

How are we, as a City, supposed to effectively and accurately plan and budget, when we do not know who is even in our city, asks Herman Mashaba.

High number of undocumented immigrants 'untenable' - committee on Home Affairs

2019-08-06 18:51

It is "untenable" that South Africa can have large numbers of undocumented immigrants, chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs Bongani Bongo said.

The US government is testing surveillance balloons that could track multiple vehicles from 20 kilometres up, day or night

2019-08-03 10:48

In a newly discovered FCC filing, it was revealed that the US government is testing surveillance balloons in the US this summer.

 

Foreign refugees in South Africa have just been banned from political activity – as SA builds 'a paper wall' against immigration

2020-01-03 15:13

Refugees who vote in their country of origin without permission – or engage in any political activity in SA – can now be deemed illegal foreigners as a result.

The brutal ambush of 9 American Mormons in Mexico is part of a surge of violence that could propel a new crisis at the US border

2019-11-06 14:07

The incident was striking not only because it involved US citizens and children, but that it follows several months of bloodshed across the country.

A British family has been deported after a wrong turn led to nearly 2 weeks in ICE detention. Here's how they got entangled in a US immigration nightmare.

2019-10-18 09:16

The Connors' story shows how just one unintentional violation of US immigration law can land a family in weeks of detention in an unfamiliar country.

African migrants are trying to cross North America to make it to Canada. Trump is keeping them in Mexico.

2019-10-03 11:41

Theresa Ocampo, a migrant from Angola, has traveled across the planet countries to make it to southern Mexico. She hopes one day to make it to Canada.

South Africa’s rich are paying R10.6 million for EU citizenship via Malta

2019-09-15 12:09

The popular "Plan B" passport doesn't come cheap.

South African farmers are moving to Canada – and immigration consultants are seeing a ‘massive’ spike in business owners keen to leave

2019-08-29 15:01

Some Canadian states are successfully attracting South African farmers, recent anecdotal evidence shows, while business owners are following their children abroad.

'Don't deport Melania' goes viral after Trevor Noah devises a joke conspiracy theory

2019-08-16 05:55

Noah devised a viral conspiracy theory that Trump is targeting the first lady with his immigration policies.

The Trump campaign's Facebook ads promoting ‘invasion’ rhetoric are similar to what the El Paso shooting suspect wrote

2019-08-07 12:37

President Donald Trump's campaign has run hundreds of Facebook ads using the word "invasion" when referring to immigration over the past year.

A controversial video of Trump laughing at a proposal to 'shoot' migrants is resurfacing amid two shootings in the US

2019-08-05 05:49

Trump smirked and joked as a crowd member said "shoot them" in response to how Border Patrol are to control migrants without violence.

More than 900 migrant children have been split from their parents since Trump formally ended family separations last year

2019-07-31 11:29

The ACLU is asking a federal judge to clarify when children can be taken from their parents — meaning only if the parent is truly dangerous or unfit.

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