Some children born to U.S. citizens stationed abroad as government employees or members of the U.S. military will no longer qualify for automatic American citizenship under a policy change unveiled on Wednesday by the Trump administration. Effective Oct. 29, certain parents serving overseas in the U.S. armed forces or other[…]
Migrants from Africa demanding the right to travel to the US and Canada clashed with Mexican military police after Mexico cracked down on free migration in response to US threats of economic retaliation. Nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Angola, Senegal, Cameroon, and several other African countries, stuck[…]
An Italian court has upheld an appeal by the Spanish rescue ship Proactiva Open Arms, suspending far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s decision to ban the ship from entering the country’s waters. The Italian court ruled that the ban violates international laws in light of the “exceptionally grave and urgent situation[…]
The founder of the Al Noor Orphanage in Woodstock has been granted bail of R5000 in the Cape Town magistrates court. 47-year-old Amina Okpara faces three counts of contravention of the immigration act and a charge of fraud. On Tuesday, the magistrate ordered Okpara to hand in her passports and[…]
Admitting that they have “struggled” with getting public attention, a right-wing political party in Australia has come up with a good scheme to pull in votes: Granting themselves the moniker of France’s Yellow Vests. The rather small political organization, previously known as the Australian Liberty Alliance (ALA), triumphantly reported on Tuesday that[…]
Spain will not tolerate violent attempts to enter the country, the government said on Wednesday, in response to criticism of its swift return of 116 illegal migrants to Morocco after they stormed the fence bordering one of its North African enclaves. The country’s southern shores have become the main gateway[…]
Switzerland is holding a referendum on Sunday on whether to make it easier for third generation immigrants to become citizens, after a campaign tainted by anti-Muslim messages and charges of religious prejudice. The government, as well as most politicians and political parties, supports the proposal that would allow the grandchildren[…]
The US president, Donald Trump, will sign executive orders restricting visas and immigration, as well as the entry of refugees, making good on his signature campaign pledges, according to several media reports. Trump is due to speak on Wednesday to employees at the Department of Homeland Security – which handles[…]
Under a new immigration law which has come into effect following the failure of European Union ministers to agree on a common strategy, refugees face deportation and jail terms if they enter Hungary illegally. Hungary is on the front-line of Europe’s refugee crisis, with almost 200,000 people travelling up from[…]
Pledging to fix America’s “broken” immigration system, President Barack Obama offered five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation Thursday, allowing families to emerge from the shadows and seek work permits. In a move that infuriated his Republican critics and drew unspecified pledges to counter it, Obama said nearly all undocumented[…]
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