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Trump visa crackdown detains Oz expats at USA borders

Trump visa crackdown detains Oz expats at USA borders
Australian expats and tourists are now being pulled up at US borders, with the USA’s projected new visa system expected to ban some from entry. Since Trump was inaugurated as US president, Australian travellers are becoming victims of increased surveillance at US airports and border crossings and those applying for visas are now...

Wealthy expat investors go for golden visas

Wealthy expat investors go for golden visas
The recent introduction of the so-called ‘Golden Visas’ is drawing huge numbers of wealthy expats to Eurozone destinations. \r\n\r\nControversial from the outset but now considered highly successful, Golden Visas allow wealthy foreigners to purchase the right to live permanently in a number of European Union countries. They include...

60 migrants missing off Libya coastline

60 migrants missing off Libya coastline
Roughly 60 migrants are reportedly missing off Libya, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). The IOM made their estimate after interviewing survivors who were rescued from their vessel after it got into trouble in the waters off the North African country. The Fenice, an Italian rescue ship. Picked up more than...

Nine illegal migrants seen exiting truck at Essex shopping centre

Nine illegal migrants seen exiting truck at Essex shopping centre
Nine illegal immigrants from Iraq and Iran were spotted getting out the back of a lorry at Lakeside Shopping Centre. Essex Police filmed a seven-minute video of the group being assisted as they got out the back of the two-deck truck in one of the mall’s carparks on 24 July. Some of the migrants were seen trying to jump out the lorry...

Mexican emigration to US drops dramatically

Mexican emigration to US drops dramatically
The number of Mexicans emigrating to the US has fallen sharply in recent years, according to recent research. Demographers from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Texas San Antonio say there was a peak in immigrants arriving from Mexico in 2003, and that it has dropped by more than 50 per cent since. Some 819,000...

80% of overseas pension transfer requests fraudulent

80% of overseas pension transfer requests fraudulent
Around 80 per cent of overseas pension transfer requests are fraudulent, according to new research from Aegon. The company has prevented roughly 80 per cent of transfers to Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QOPS) this year to date, after customers had unknowingly authorised them without realising they were fraudulent. QOPS...

EU migrants in UK outstrip number from Caribbean

EU migrants in UK outstrip number from Caribbean
There are now more migrants hailing from the EU in the UK than there are from the Caribbean, according to the latest figures. Some of the traditional communities from other countries residing in Britain have been overtaken by the large number of migrants from the continents, revealed the Office of National Statistics (ONS). One of the...

Austria and Hungary at loggerheads over migrants

Austria and Hungary at loggerheads over migrants
Austria has threatened to reinstate border controls with Hungary after Budapest refused to accept asylum seekers from other EU states. The neighbours’ diplomatic row has further intensified what was already a fragile relationship over how to handle the ongoing flow of migrants into the EU and how they should be shared out. A number of...

Mediterranean migrant crisis: EU to launch new quarantine system

Mediterranean migrant crisis: EU to launch new quarantine system
The EU is to establish a new way to quarantine migrants in Greece and Italy to enable speedier registration, fingerprinting and expulsion, as well as detention of up to 18 months should individuals be considered illegal migrants who have made their way over the Mediterranean from Libya. Leaders met at a summit on the Mediterranean refugee...

Europe spends billions deporting migrants

Europe spends billions deporting migrants
European nations have spent around 11.3 billion euros deporting illegal migrants in the past 15 years and a further 1.6 billion euros protecting their borders, according to a study by journalists. The research was published at a time when the European Union is getting ready to up its efforts against illegal migration, while also urging...