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Australia's asylum policy: teenage detainees' plight shines light on regime

Human rights groups say Coalition's hardline approach to immigration flies in the face of international law<p>"Every day I am crying," said Arvin. "I'm very sad here. I say I want to go to school but they say you have to stay."<p>The 17-year-old Iranian was speaking covertly to the Guardian from a …

Singapore to deport 53 foreign workers over riot

<b>Singapore says it will deport 53 foreign workers for their involvement in the country's worst riot in more than 40 years.</b><p>Another 28 face criminal charges for the riot, which broke out earlier this month in Singapore's Little India district.<p>The violent protests broke out after an Indian national was …

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No respite for Qatar's migrant workers, international trade union finds

Delegation finds 'no improvement in living and working conditions' of migrants building world cup infrastructure<p>The appalling conditions faced by thousands of migrant workers building the infrastructure for the 2022 football world cup in Qatar have not improved despite a growing outcry, according …

Hundreds deported to Haiti from DR

At least 350 people have been expelled to Haiti from The Dominican Republic, or have fled of their own accord, after an elderly Dominican couple was slain in an apparent burglary near the border between the two countries.<p>A mob retaliated by killing a Haitian man, two migrant advocates said on …

UN urges support for Syrian refugee children

The UN has given warning that hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee children are vulnerable in their new homes, exposed to dangerous exploitation and at risk of missing out on an education.<p>A report published by the UN refugee agency UNHCR says children as young as seven have to work to provide …

UK under fire for immigration reform plans

Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled plans to limit European Union migrants' access to welfare in Britain and said he wanted eventually to restrict migrants from poorer EU states relocating to richer ones, stirring a row with the European Commission.<p>Cameron's announcement on Wednesday comes as …

New Pilot Program Gives Immigrant Detainees Public Defenders

In the American criminal justice system, you have the right to an attorney. And if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.<p>That's not the case if you're a defendant in U.S. immigration court. Immigration proceedings are civil matters, and the Constitution does not extend the …

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Saudi Arabia's foreign labour crackdown drives out 2m migrants

Ethiopian workers face hostility amid 'Saudisation' campaign to control foreign labour and get more Saudi citizens into work<p>Under the watchful eyes of Saudi policemen slouched in their squad cars along a rundown street, little knots of Ethiopian men sit chatting on doorsteps and sprawl on …

UK illegal migrant texts go off-message

The British government has told almost 40,000 people by text message that they may be illegal immigrants, but officials have admitted that some legal residents were targeted.<p>"Message from the Home Office. Our records show that you may not have leave to remain in the UK. Please contact us to discuss …

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Trust Act Signed In California To Limit Deportation Program

WASHINGTON -- California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill on Saturday limiting the state's cooperation with federal immigration authorities, a rebuke of a major Obama administration enforcement policy that has led to record deportations from the state.<p>As the Congress stalls on immigration reform, …

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Key Syrian rebels reject National Coalition

Key Syrian Islamist rebel groups say they do not recognise any foreign-based opposition group, including the Syrian National Coalition.<p>"The National Coalition and the proposed government under [recently chosen] Ahmad Tomeh does not represent us, nor do we recognise it," 13 of Syria's most powerful …

The Extraordinary 30-Year Growth of the U.S. Hispanic Population

Tunisia opposition stages protest as crisis deepens

<b>Thousands of opposition supporters have marched in Tunisia's capital Tunis, demanding the immediate resignation of the Islamist-led government.</b><p>The protesters formed a 3km-long (two miles) human chain from the parliament building to the seat of the government.<p>The rally was a culmination of a week of …

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Out Of The Fields And Into Computer Science Classes

To earn money for her family, Alicia Leon Rios worked in the fields in Salinas, Calif. Meanwhile, she sent her toddler, Leticia, to Mexico to be raised by her grandparents.<p>Even now, Alicia Leon Rios chokes up thinking about that difficult decision more than two decades ago. But it was worth it, she …

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Saudi Arabia outlaws domestic violence | Saudi Arabia News

Saudi Arabia has adopted a law that criminalises domestic violence, usually targeting women and children, in a decision hailed by activists.<p>We are always in favour of an explicit law that does not need interpretations or personal judgment<p>Khaled al-Fakher,<br>National Society for Human Rights<p>The …