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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...

Lorry migrants in UK passed onto immigration officials

Lorry migrants in UK passed onto immigration officials
Twenty-six suspected illegal immigrants discovered in a lorry container in the UK have been handed over to immigration officials by police. Officers waved the vehicle down on the A1 in Cambridgeshire between Stamford and Whiting on Monday, and discovered 26 men and boys cramped into the container when carrying out a search. The people...

More South Africans looking to emigrate

More South Africans looking to emigrate
There has been a rise in the number of South Africans applying for citizenship or residence overseas, according to emigration specialists. A recent report revealed that South African citizens are currently allowed to enter 97 countries around the world without having to apply for a visa beforehand. Some of these nations allow the more...

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...