Category Archives: Immigration

20Oct/17

Tech companies lobby for ‘Dreamers’

Nearly two dozen major technology companies are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Congo ban on non-biometric passports sparks outcry

Democratic Republic of Congo’s decision to ban semi-biometric passports by October 16th has sparked criticism with many saying they were not given sufficient time to prepare for new passports. The new passports are among the most expensive in the world and a Reuters investigation showed that one-third of the sticker price goes to a company believed to be controlled by a close relative of President Joseph Kabila.
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12Sep/17

African migrant children face highest risk of abuse: U.N. report

A new UN report has revealed that migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 percent of those travelling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse, exploitation, and practices which may amount to human trafficking.
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05Sep/17

Republican opponent of Trump’s Dreamer plan, urges president to take ‘care of these kids’

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 5, 2017) (NBC) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday (September 5) scrapped an Obama-era program that protects from deportation immigrants brought illegally into the United States as children, delaying implementation until March and giving Congress six months to decide the fate of almost 800,000 young people. Continue reading

14Aug/17

More NGOs follow MSF in suspending Mediterranean migrant rescues

AT SEA, MEDITERRANEAN (SEA-EYE) – Two more aid groups have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean, joining Doctors Without Borders, because they said they felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard. Continue reading

14Aug/17

70 years later, a survivor tells tales of India-Pakistan split

AMRITSAR, PUNJAB, INDIA (REUTERS)- The partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 led to one of the largest known mass migrations in the human history with millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims displaced from their homelands. Continue reading

30Jul/17

Human Rights Watch: French police use excessive force on Calais migrants

CALAIS, FRANCE (JULY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) – Human Rights Watch pressed France on Wednesday (July 26) to end what it described as recurrent police violence against migrants in the northern town of Calais, where hundreds have returned despite the demolition of a sprawling camp once known as “the Jungle”. Continue reading

30Jul/17

Video shows border agents telling teen to drink liquid meth that killed him

SAN YSIDRO PORT OF ENTRY, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION) – Video released this week shows a 16-year-old Mexican teenager being told by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to drink from a bottle which contained liquid methamphetamine moments before his death. Continue reading