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Haitians desperately looking to emigrate to Dominican Republic

Posted on January 26, 2015 in
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Haitians desperately looking to emigrate to Dominican Republic
A large numbers of Haitians are desperately seeking to emigrate to the Dominican Republic because of heightened political and safety issues in their homeland. The Dominican military has revealed that it has been forced to deploy many troops to the border areas as a result of the recent rise in Haitians looking to cross the frontier, with...

Suicide attempts in Australia’s PNG detention centre

Posted on January 23, 2015 in
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Suicide attempts in Australia’s PNG detention centre
Papua New Guinea’s detention centre on Manus Island, where Australia sends asylum seekers to be processed, has faced with mass demonstrations for more than a week, with reports stating that there have been a number of suicide attempts. One asylum seeker, who requested anonymity, said that the situation had reached a “critical” stage...

Mancunians among Brits most likely to emigrate to New Zealand

Posted on January 22, 2015 in
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Mancunians among Brits most likely to emigrate to New Zealand
Manchester is among the top cities in the UK from which people are enquiring about moving to New Zealand, revealed consultancy company The Emigration Group. The firm, which advises UK citizens on emigrating down under and the visas needed, has taken more than 3,000 enquires over the past six months, and more than 300 of them had been from...

Benefit-claiming Brits in EU countries outnumber immigrants on welfare in the UK

Benefit-claiming Brits in EU countries outnumber immigrants on welfare in the UK
The number of British expats claiming benefits in European Union countries is larger than the number of immigrants from EU states on welfare in the UK, according to a new survey, which contradicts government figures. The research, conducted by the Guardian, showed that a total at least 30,000 Brits are claiming unemployment benefits in 23...

Cambodia-Australia refugee deal gets international backing

Posted on January 20, 2015 in
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Cambodia-Australia refugee deal gets international backing
Asylum-seekers sent by Australia to be processed on the Pacific island of Nauru could get the opportunity to relocate to Cambodia. If the Cambodian government fulfils a number of requirements, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said it is prepared to back the move and help facilitate the transfer to the Southeast Asian...

UK: Home Secretary insists work must be done to prevent Jewish emigration

UK: Home Secretary insists work must be done to prevent Jewish emigration
Home Secretary Theresa May has said it is time to “redouble efforts” to ensure there is no escalation in anti-Semitism in Britain and that the Jewish community feels safe. May admitted that she never thought the day would come when Jews in the country said they were scared to stay, but acknowledged that the attacks in a Jewish...

One in 20 Brits plan to emigrate

Posted on January 16, 2015 in
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One in 20 Brits plan to emigrate
Great Britain could be set to experience a mass exodus this year, with one in 20 people saying they planned to move abroad to work or study. Almost 2.5 per cent want to relocate either permanently or temporarily this year, with the reasons for making the move varying. Some 33 per cent revealed that a better quality of life was among the...

Nepalese national convicted of murder in Qatar granted pardon

Posted on January 15, 2015 in
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Nepalese national convicted of murder in Qatar granted pardon
A Nepalese expatriate serving 15 years in a Qatari prison after being convicted of murdering an Indonesian woman has been granted a pardon and sent home. The Qatari government pardoned 40-year-old Chandrasekhar Yadav on the Gulf state’s National Day in December, revealed a Nepalese newspaper. He is now back in his home district of Belaha...

Almost 300,000 irregular migrants arrived in EU in 2014

Posted on January 15, 2015 in
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Almost 300,000 irregular migrants arrived in EU in 2014
More than quarter of a million irregular migrants travelled to the EU in 2014, over twice the number of the previous year, according to Dimitris Avramopoulos, the commissioner for migration and home affairs. The commissioner told the European Parliament that the figure, which was in excess of 276,000, represented a 138 per cent rise on...

Thousands of Jews to quit France for Israel

Posted on January 14, 2015 in
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Thousands of Jews to quit France for Israel
Some 15,000 French Jews are predicted to emigrate from France to Israel amid increasing concerns of anti-Semitism after the deadly kosher supermarket attack last week. The Jewish Agency chief Natan Sharansky forecast the record number after four Jews were killed in an attack on the kosher supermarket in the French capital. It is thought...

Irish grandparents emigrate to Australia because they miss their children

Irish grandparents emigrate to Australia because they miss their children
Irish grandparents Eugene and Janet Bennis have missed their children so much they have decided to move to Australia to be with them. The couple, who are in their fifties, have sold their home in Limerick after buying each other one-way tickets to the land Down Under. The money will now enable them to join their four children and four...

Fewer Irish looking to move to the US

Posted on January 8, 2015 in
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Fewer Irish looking to move to the US
There has been a fall of 25 per cent in Irish people looking to move to the US, according to a company that helps process visa applications. Visa First explained that the lengthy application process, which has numerous stages and can take years on end to complete, is making would be applicants think twice, with many now opting to try for...

Illegal migration on the rise in Gulf of Aden region

Posted on January 7, 2015 in
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Illegal migration on the rise in Gulf of Aden region
The Gulf of Aden is experiencing an unprecedented rise in seaborne migration, with only the Mediterranean Sea recording higher numbers of illegal migrants, according to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHRC). The dramatic increase in the number of East Africans making the hazardous crossing near the Bab el Mandeb Straight is largely...

US-Cuba rumours spark surge in migration

Posted on January 6, 2015 in
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US-Cuba rumours spark surge in migration
Talk of another huge shift in US-Cuba policy has triggered a rise in Cuban migration over the past week, said the US Coast Guard. Cubans have allegedly been told that the 20-year-old “wet foot, dry foot” policy is being scrapped on 15 January, which has left many of them desperately trying to reach the US before the apparent...

Irish Great Famine sitcom sparks outrage

Posted on January 5, 2015 in
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Irish Great Famine sitcom sparks outrage
A sitcom based on Ireland’s Great Famine has caused outrage, despite the fact it has yet to be written. Hugh Travers, 31, is writing the Channel 4 commissioned show, called Hungry, based on the country’s huge famine and ensuing mass emigration to the US. He said that it would be a similar style to the popular British comedy Shameless,...

North American Jews emigrating to Israel in record numbers

Posted on January 3, 2015 in
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North American Jews emigrating to Israel in record numbers
A record number of North American Jews moved to Israel in 2014, according to the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption and the Jewish Agency for Israel. Last year, more than 3,700 Jews from Canada and the US emigrated to Israel, a seven per cent rise in new arrivals from North America, while there was an increase of 32 per cent in the total...

More Central Americans emigrate to US than any other group

Posted on January 1, 2015 in
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More Central Americans emigrate to US than any other group
Central Americans have moved ahead of Mexicans as the largest population of people to emigrate to the US. For the first time ever, US Border Control detained more non-Mexicans than Mexicans in 2014, revealed a study published by the Pew Research Center. A record low 230,000 Mexicans were arrested at the border last year, similar to the...

Emigrating to Sweden could become less attractive

Posted on December 31, 2014 in
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Emigrating to Sweden could become less attractive
The Sweden Democrats party secretary has proposed that migrants should be offered money to leave the country and said that it was time for minority groups to do more to look after “true Swedes”. Bjorn Soder said he would not be against migrants being offered a cash incentive to return to their homelands, noting that it would make the...

Boat capsizes in Gulf of Aden; 24 Ethiopian migrants dead

Posted on December 30, 2014 in
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Boat capsizes in Gulf of Aden; 24 Ethiopian migrants dead
Twenty-four Ethiopians have drowned after the boat they were travelling in sank off the coast of Yemen. The migrants, who had been trying to enter Yemen illegally, died after their boat capsized near the port town of Mocha, in the country’s central Taizz province, according to the Yemen Interior Ministry. It added that the bodies of 24...

Migrants offered shelter in Calais

Posted on December 29, 2014 in
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Migrants offered shelter in Calais
A heated shed has been erected in Calais to protect migrants from the chilly weather currently being experienced in northern France. The Pas-de-Calais prefecture has put up a 500 square metres shelter for migrants as part of the “great cold weather” initiative put in place by the French government to protect people from the cold...