January 2015 Emigrate News Archive

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24 Irish emigrants faced deportation from Australia after roof-fixing scam

24 Irish emigrants faced deportation from Australia after roof-fixing scam
Twenty-four Irish emigrants are being held in detention in Australia and awaiting deportation after having their visas cancelled for running a roof-fixing scam. The arrests were made after police searched a caravan park in the Hazelmere area of Perth, Western Australia, and took seven “people of interest” into custody, according to the...

Immigrants heading to Panama

 Immigrants heading to Panama
Hundreds of immigrants have been queueing at Panama’s Migration Registry office, hoping to be granted permits to stay in the Central American country. The ministry deported 752 unsuccessful applicants last year, but that has failed to deter those desperate to be granted residency. The petitioners who filled the building in the west of...

Australians emigrating to London to fill paramedic vacancies

Australians emigrating to London to fill paramedic vacancies
More than 150 qualified paramedics from Australia have moved to London and begun work as a result of the high number of vacancies in the position in the English capital. Sydney’s Channel 7 station declared that it was “Aussies to the Rescue” in its headline on Monday 26 January, the day the works officially started their new jobs, in...

Haitians desperately looking to emigrate to Dominican Republic

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

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...

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

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

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...

Almost 300,000 irregular migrants arrived in EU in 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...