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Swiss referendum favouring restricted immigration passes with narrow margin

Swiss referendum favouring restricted immigration passes with narrow margin
Swiss voters on Sunday narrowly backed a referendum proposal to reinstate strict limits on the number of EU migrants. The controversial referendum, sparked by fears that increasing immigration would upset the balance of the fiercely independent country by introducing high numbers of Muslim migrants, was finally supported by the present...

British government policy on immigration hits out at freedom of movement

British government policy on immigration hits out at freedom of movement
The British government is becoming isolated amongst EU states for its increasingly tough stance on immigration. Britain’s coalition government has hardened its attitudes to the right of freedom of movement across the European Union at the same time as it has toughened up on immigration from other world countries. David Cameron told the...

USA immigration reform is now a womens rights issue

USA immigration reform is now a womens rights issue
The push to change the USA’s broken immigration system is slowly picking up more backers from likely and unlikely areas, with feminist groups the latest to climb on board. Given the long history of advocacy contained in feminist and women’s rights group, it’s no surprise that immigration reform is now being vocally supported by...

Switzerland plans cuts in social welfare for migrant EU citizens

Switzerland plans cuts in social welfare for migrant EU citizens
Unemployment benefit and other social welfare benefits paid to EU jobseekers as well as those from Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland are likely to be cut, according to the Swiss government. The move mirrors increasing concern amongst residents over increased immigration and unemployment, and will be discussed in the Swiss parliament in...

Aussie immigration minister to personally decide cancellations of visas

Aussie immigration minister to personally decide cancellations of visas
Following the stopping of the deportation of a New Zealand criminal after it was decided that the man would have resettlement problems in his home country, Scott Morrison will now take responsibility for all visa cancellation orders. An Administrative Appeals Tribunal ruled that Kiwi Sean Gabriel, involved in five violent robberies in...

US Chamber of Commerce urges major immigration push

US Chamber of Commerce urges major immigration push
America’s largest business lobby is urging the government to pull out all the stops and get on with passing the new immigration bill. As immigration reform continues to stall, the president of the US Chamber of Commerce Tom Donahue is warning that the powerful business lobby will do everything it can to end the impass and get the bill...

Increasing EU migration fuelled by Eurozone crisis

Increasing EU migration fuelled by Eurozone crisis
The ever-increasing number of EU citizens migrating in search of work is a major indication that not enough is being done to solve the monetary crisis in the Eurozone, according to officials. The analysis has been prompted by scaremongering reports about huge numbers of migrants from Bulgaria and Romania arriving in other EU states after...

US immigration fraud peaks as reform drags on

US immigration fraud peaks as reform drags on
Scam artists in the US are preying on the vulnerable in ever-increasing numbers as immigration reform creaks its way through the democratic process. When reform is in the offing but taking far longer than its supporters hoped, scam artists multiply to take advantage of scared people trying to avoid deportation until the reforms are voted...

Irish emigrant group campaigns for migrants right to vote

Irish emigrant group campaigns for migrants right to vote
A recently-launched young Irish emigrant group is campaigning for the right to vote in the 2018 Presidential election to be extended to all Irish migrants living overseas. The group, named ‘We’re Coming Back’, is urging all Irish citizens across the world to raise a glass and toast the cause of emigrant voting. ‘We’re Coming...

Brisbane immigrant family fights deportation due to autistic son

Brisbane immigrant family fights deportation due to autistic son
A professional immigrant family living in Brisbane are fighting against a deportation order given because their son has autism. Enamul Kabir and his wife Siuly migrated to Australia from Bangladesh with their son Srijon for a better life, arriving five years ago. Enamul, a doctor of mathematics and his wife, a doctor in biomedical...