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If Britain leaves the EU, it really will become the superstate of every Brexiteer's nightmares

The debate about whether we should Leave or Remain in the EU has mostly focused on a few narrow short-term issues, such as a possible economic downturn in the few years after we left, or if immigration numbers might come down by a few tens of thousands (I say this because we already have more …

United Kingdom

How will the Passport Office cope if we vote for Brexit?

I have read and heard much talk from both the Leave and Remain campaigns, but neither has pointed out the simple fact that if Britain votes to leave …

Montreal man concerned after Canada Post envelope containing passport vanishes

Canada Post says the package containing his passport was delivered, but Asif Ahmed never got it<p>A Montreal man says he is frustrated and concerned …

Federal photo-matching scheme detects passport fraudsters

Federal officials used photo-matching technology to identify 15 high-risk people — all wanted on immigration warrants — who used false identities to apply for travel documents.<p>The Liberal government might make the facial-recognition scheme permanent to help find and arrest people ineligible to …

Surveillance

How the Turkish Government Cancels The Passports of Critics

Imagine that you have enough money and a passport to travel abroad. You may be a businessman to follow your meetings or just a tourist hoping to practice new things during your trip in another country.<p>If you are a Turkish citizen, you should think twice.<p>It is not a secret that after Erdogan …

EU to loosen work permits to try to boost skilled worker numbers

Blue card changes, which do not apply to UK, part of plans also aimed at stemming migration from Africa and Middle East<p>The EU executive has announced proposals to attract more qualified foreigners to work in Europe as part of a wider effort to fill skills gaps and stem migrant flows.<p>In an attempt …

California sees surge in Chinese illegally crossing border from Mexico

The number of Chinese immigrants illegally crossing the Mexican border into California has skyrocketed in recent years, the result of a lucrative smuggling industry, mass migration from China and a diversifying pool of migrants settling in the United States.<p>Between October and May, the first eight …

Immigration

Israeli minister wants to annex half of West Bank — but what about the Palestinians who live there?

JERUSALEM — A top Israeli minister said he wants the government to take complete control of more than half of the West Bank. He said that Israel could deal with the Palestinians who live there.<p>While traveling with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a state visit to Russia on Tuesday, Agriculture …

Israel

Has Eritrea's migration problem been exaggerated?

<b>The migration crisis in Europe has thrust Eritrea under the spotlight. Last year, more people fled to Europe from this small, secretive nation than from any other African country. The BBC's Mary Harper has gained rare access.</b><p>One of the first people I meet in Eritrea is a young woman who tells me …

Africa

Mapped: How Britain has the most university educated migrants in the EU

Immigrants in Britain are better educated than the natives, official statistics reveal, with more than half of all foreign-born residents in the UK educated to degree level.<p>This is the highest proportion in Europe, with Ireland having the next highest share - at 44 per cent.<p>Of the total UK …

President Obama Will Not Attend Muhammad Ali's Funeral

President Obama will not be traveling to Kentucky for Muhammad Ali’s memorial service later this week as it conflicts with his daughter Malia’s high …

Muhammad Ali

Denmark strips man of citizenship after terrorism conviction

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark’s Supreme Court on Wednesday stripped the citizenship from a Danish-Moroccan bookseller jailed for inciting terrorism, upholding the verdict of a lower court and potentially paving the way for his deportation to Morocco.<p>Sam Mansour, now 56, was found guilty of …

North Africa

Austria’s crackdown on immigration is denting its economy

Faced with a record-breaking refugee crisis over the past year, some European countries have resorted to strict measures to stem the flow of migrants and asylum seekers arriving at their borders.<p>Austria, in particular, has made it difficult for refugees to enter the country. In February 2016, for …

North Africa

IPCC criticises Sussex police over hooding of disabled 11-year-old girl

Girl, known as Child H, was hooded, handcuffed and detained for total of more than 60 hours over four separate occasions<p>Sussex police have been strongly criticised by the force watchdog after an 11-year-old disabled girl was hooded, handcuffed and detained in custody for a total of more than 60 …

Sociology