Al Noor founder granted bail

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[…]

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Right-wing anti-immigrant party rebrands as ‘Yellow Vests Australia’ ahead of elections

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[…]

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Swiss referendum on citizenship after anti-Muslim row

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[…]

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Trump to put limits on refugees, immigration

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[…]

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Hungary enforces tougher immigration laws

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[…]

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Obama vows more ‘fair and just’ immigration to US

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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