Immigration

11 Documentaries About Immigrants Everyone Should Watch Right Now

These films put a face on an often divisive issue.<p>Donald Trump ran his presidential campaign partly on promises of overhauling the United States’ immigration system.<p>While the president-elect seldom shared specific policies or actions he’d take, he’s made several promises when it comes to …

Immigration Law

Latinos who voted for Trump look toward Inauguration Day with no apologies

Ana Corona came from Mexico to California in 1967, following her father, brothers and sisters and joining millions who would live in the United States illegally.<p>Corona watched as family members got deported and escaped deportation herself. From the moment she crossed the border at age 14, her …

Immigration Law

San Diego Economy Could Be First To Falter In U.S. If Trump Banishes 11M Undocumented Workers

SAN DIEGO — No city has more to lose than this one.<p>Amid sun-drenched palm trees and crashing waves from the Pacific Ocean, this Southern California paradise would seem more likely to inspire a sense of serenity than fear or dread.<p>But San Diego’s notch at the far southwestern edge of the 1,954-mile …

San Diego

Supreme Court hears arguments over rules for deporting immigrants who have criminal records

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear the case of a Filipino burglar from Northern California to decide whether to make it easier or harder for the government to deport thousands of noncitizens who have crimes on their records.<p>The case will help set the rules for deporting criminal immigrants in …

Deportation

Senator Jeff Sessions is Simply Wrongheaded On Immigration

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearings for the Attorney General position have centered on race relations and immigration reform. While the senator has resisted barbs that he is racially insensitive, he has not disputed similar claims that he is antagonistic to immigrant rights. Indeed, …

Immigration Law

Open borders and vintage Balkan hand grenades are being blamed for a crime wave in Sweden

Sweden third largest city, Malmö, has built a reputation as the country’s Chicago. But it’s not just gun violence that’s blighted the port city. It’s borne the brunt of the hand-grenade attacks that have been on the rise in Sweden in the last couple of years: the number of grenade attacks jumped …

UK News

Proposed Law Would Punish Countries That Refuse to Take Back Their Illegal Immigrant Criminals

Although the Criminal Alien Deportation Enforcement Act can’t bring back Casey Chadwick, who was murdered two years ago by an illegal immigrant whose …

Illegal Immigration

Magnum Photos publishes guide on Europe for refugees, migrants

Roughly 1 million people applied for asylum in the European Union last year. A special guide published in several languages now gives them practical tips and useful background information on the history of Europe.<p>Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Belarussians, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, Hungarians, Germans - …

Refugees

Dallas-area imam says mosques should tackle bigotry with sanctuary for immigrants | Immigration

Mosques for the first time being being called upon to join a nationwide interfaith “sanctuary” movement for immigrants who may face deportation after …

Religion

Germany must not bow to Trump threats, Merkel ally says

Germany cannot afford to give in to intimidation and threats of protectionism from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, and to do so even once would invite repeated bullying, a key conservative ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday.<p>Trump warned German car companies that he would impose a …

Germany

French Fraternity and Migrants

France’s national motto is “Liberty, equality, fraternity.” But the depth of its commitment to fraternity is being tested by activists who say they cannot, as French citizens of good conscience, stand by while the state fails in its humanitarian duty toward African migrants who are stranded on the …

France

Refugees in Serbia - stranded in a warehouse

A great number of refugees are living in inhumane conditions in a warehouse in Belgrade. They are waiting to travel to Western Europe. In Serbia, people are arguing about who is responsible for the miserable situation.<p>When the bus rolled up, Abbas Khan was unimpressed as he lay on his gray blanket …

Refugees

There Is a Better Way to Help Immigrants Assimilate

To various industrialized societies across the West, the year 2016 called into question the validity of a decades-old experiment with …

School Administration

Baghdad ends scholarships for Iraqi students abroad

The Iraqi government has been cutting its scholarships for students to study abroad. This has caused stress for Iraqi students in Germany, who now have no way to finance their graduate education in Europe.<p>Austerity measures have forced the Iraqi government to withdraw its scholarships for students …

World News

What taxpayers need to know when cities declare themselves sanctuaries

<i>FILE PHOTO: A shop in downtown Santa Ana. The city last month declared itself an immigrant-friendly sanctuary city.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC</i>Leslie …

African-born actor in Hungary: "People just see me as a migrant"

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Marcelo Cake-Baly came to study in Hungary from wartorn Guinea-Bissau in 1976, and has been working as a tram driver in Budapest for over a decade despite being a trained economist.<p>Now, at the age of 58, his life has taken a new turn. He has made his acting debut in a Hungarian …

Europe

Brexit economic expert says it's a 'fantasy' immigration rule changes will help businesses

A leading economist has warned that British businesses face a "significant" new red tape burden after Brexit because of potential changes to …

EU Referendum

Opinion: NPD can remain irrelevant

Another attempt to ban the NPD has failed. That is annoying for those who sought the ban, yet it confirms the strength of the German constitution. After all, the NPD is no longer a real threat, says Volker Wagener.<p>No, the renewed failure of politicians to ban the National Democratic Party of …

World News

Hungary set to turn screws on Soros-backed NGOs

Hungarian NGOs have long felt the heat under strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban -- but they now fear that, emboldened by Donald Trump's victory, …

Europe

More Important Than Ever: Defending Immigrants And Refugees During The Trump Presidency

Donald Trump is the most anti-immigrant president-elect in modern history. His immigration proposals, if enacted, will have a devastating impact on American society and our economy. Trump has surrounded himself with radical, anti-immigrant advisers who support mass deportation, the curtailment of …

Democracy

Migrants fear deportation as Trump takes office

And amid all the uncertainty for Americans about what their unconventional new president will do in the White House, there is huge anxiety among …

Border Security

Trump's plans on deportation for young immigrants still fuzzy | Immigration

WASHINGTON — With inauguration day approaching, the Trump administration's plans for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants currently protected …

Border Security

Why Republicans might do almost nothing on immigration

There was no single issue that animated Republican voters more in 2016 than immigration. Not only did Donald Trump thrill them with his talk of …

Border Security

Thousands 'Fake Living In Ireland To Bring Family Members To UK'

'The profits they're making are staggering.'<p>Thousands of people are using a scam to secure residency for non-EU family members in the UK by creating false “lives” in Ireland, it has been reported.<p>Fraudsters are believed to be making millions of pounds by helping close relatives of UK nationals from …

Fraud

European counter-terrorism legislation 'dangerously disproportionate,' Amnesty reports

An Amnesty International report has highlighted expanded surveillance powers and search and detention laws as eroding basic freedoms. Ethnic and religious minorities in particular face discrimination.<p>The human rights organization Amnesty International released a report Tuesday morning detailing the …

Rights & Freedoms

Germany's Angela Merkel vows to fight Donald Trump, and challenge his "Make America Great Again" mission

• Share on Facebook<p>David Cameron, gone. Hillary Clinton, gone. Hollande, almost gone, Barack Obama, almost gone.<p>Angel Merkel is the last neo-liberal, …

Republicans

Immigration spent unauthorised $2.2bn on offshore detention, says auditor

Department chastised for failing to get value for money its handling of contracts and for conditions in the camps<p>Australia’s immigration department spent $2.2bn on its offshore detention regime without proper authorisation, a scathing report from the government’s own independent auditor has …

Australia

Croatian President Says ‘Wrong Refugees’ Arrived from Syria

Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic in parliament. Photo: BETAPHOTO/HINA/POOL/Damir SENCAR/MO<p>Grabar Kitarovic said in an interview with Austrian newspaper <i>Kleine</i> …

Refugees

More scrutiny of suspected Muslim extremists among asylum seekers

Photo: Depositphotos.com<p>Asylum seekers who are suspected of Muslim extremism will be subject to a longer period of investigation during the …

Netherlands

The E.U.’s Hollow Success Over Migrant Smuggling in Niger

With unprecedented flows of irregular migrants from Africa to Europe, E.U. policymakers are eager to work with governments in source and transit …

Niger