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Myanmar repatriates 144 illegal migrants

Myanmar repatriates 144 illegal migrants
Some 144 human trafficking victims in Bangladesh were sent home on Wednesday, two days after being repatriated from Myanmar. On Monday, the Myanmar Border Guard Police handed 150 trafficking victims on to the Border Guard Bangladesh. The migrants, who were rescued on 21 May by the Myanmar navy as they made their way by boat to Malaysia,...

Americans want to allow illegal immigrants to stay

Americans want to allow illegal immigrants to stay
More than 72 per cent of Americans say illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the country, according to a recent poll. Immigration is among the key topics of debates ahead of the 2016 presidential election, and the recent survey by the Pew Research Center revealed that much of the public are behind legalising those who arrived, or...

Suspected illegal immigrants found in truck

Suspected illegal immigrants found in truck
British authorities launched a cross-country search after Essex Police received a “distressed” phone call form a man who said he was part of a group of migrants in the back of a truck in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Police in the southeastern county said the truck was reportedly on the A414 in North Weald, Essex, and had...

7,000 migrants detained in Libya

7,000 migrants detained in Libya
As many as 7,000 migrants who have tried to flee across the Mediterranean to Europe are being held in detention centres in Libya, according to an official. The majority of those being held are Africans who have been caught either inside the North African country or as they tried to board boats heading to Europe, said Mohammed Abdelsalam...

Thai authorities discover illegal Burmese migrants in truck

Thai authorities discover illegal Burmese migrants in truck
Police in Thailand found 26 illegal Burmese migrants packed inside a truck in the Muang district of Kanchanaburi on Wednesday morning. The Isuzu MU-7 transporting the migrants was flagged down at around 5:00am after receiving a tip-off of the plan to smuggle the illegals into the country, explained police investigation chief Pitak...

Cayman Islands see more Cuban migrants arrive

Cayman Islands see more Cuban migrants arrive
Over the past few days, 60 migrants from Cuba have arrived in the territorial waters surrounding the Cayman Islands. While they wait for improved weather conditions, they have been allowed to anchor offshore or to dock. The Ministry of Home affairs said that the largest group had been found on Monday at Colliers Beach. This group included...

76 migrants, including Rohingya, detained in Thailand after being found on Train

76 migrants, including Rohingya, detained in Thailand after being found on Train
On Monday, Thai authorities said that 76 migrants from Myanmar, including six suspected Rohingya, have been found on one of Asia’s biggest smuggling routes despite the vow from Bangkok to stamp out trafficking. Some 98 victims of trafficking who were suspected to be Rohingya were also discovered earlier in January. This group, which...

Swiss immigration restrictions set to curb EU migration

Swiss immigration restrictions set to curb EU migration
The Swiss government is to introduce a law that will restrict EU migration in a move that could see the country at loggerheads with the EU. A bill, published on Wednesday, would include a regulations stating that there will be quotas on foreign workers in the country for over four months as of February 2017, while Swiss residents will be...

Australia kicks out criminal Irishman

Australia kicks out criminal Irishman
Authorities in Australia have deported a Northern Irishman after discovering he had an extensive criminal history. The man, 28, arrived in the country on January 2013 on a working holiday visa without disclosing his criminal background which, among other things, included possession of bomb-making equipment and drugs. Authorities only...

Australian Open final interrupted by Manus Island protesters

Australian Open final interrupted by Manus Island protesters
Protesters angry with Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s controversial refugee detention centre on Manus Island made their feelings known on Sunday when they ran onto court during the Australian Open men’s final and unfurled a banner demanding its closure. Serbian Novak Djokovic was leading Britain’s Andy Murray 4-3 in the second set when...