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Between chants of, "No papers, no fear" and "Yes, we can," several New Orleans immigrants gathered in Lafayette Square Thursday (April 16) night spoke emotionally about the positive impact President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration would have on their lives.

Steve Choi head of the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) spoke at City Hall ahead of Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State address to unveil NYIC’s 2015 “Immigrant Equality Agenda.” The 2015 agenda outlines key priority areas to support immigrant communities in New York, including passage of the New York State DREAM Act

Following the tragic death of 400 migrants off the European coast, international human rights bodies have launched extensive social media campaigns to raise awareness of the devastating humanitarian situation of immigrants trying to reach Europe. The International Organization of Migration (IOM) launched the #MigrantHeroes social media campaign in order to challenge "an increasingly negative perception of migrants and their contributions to society."

 GREENWOOD LAKE - The "Learn at Your Library" lecture series at the Greenwood Lake Public Library, 79 Waterstone Road, will present “Paper Angels: The History of Chinese Immigration” with Jeffrey S. Dosik, librarian and National Park Service ranger for the Statue of Liberty Monument and Ellis Island, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. May 31.

A new social campaign against racism and anti-immigration has been launched in the UK.

The tech industry hasn’t been able to separate the need for more high-skilled foreign workers with the broader fight over immigration reform, the head of Cisco acknowledged Wednesday, in what he seemed to frame as a tactical mistake in recent years.

A California Senate Health Committee voted 7-0 Wednesday to expand health care coverage for all Californians, regardless of their immigration status.

Just before 5 p.m., wave after wave of smiling toddlers came bounding down the stairs, their grandparents from China breathlessly in tow.

Thursday, 16 April 2015 16:10

Korea’s Immigration Policy Backlash

Late last month, the South Korean Ministry of Gender Equality and Family presented an open discussion titled “Changes and Alternative Models in the Korean Multicultural Family Policy Paradigm.

Detaining immigrants in camps is not the solution to stopping xenophobic attacks in South Africa, a leading South African diversity expert told RFI on Thursday. Gwede Mantashe, the secretary general of the ruling African National Congress, has suggested that putting immigrants in camps and tightening immigration laws is the answer to a wave of anti-immigrant violence.

The private prison industry’s growing role in immigrant detention is due in part to Congress' requiring the federal government to maintain some 34,000 detention beds, according to a report released Wednesday.

One of the key issues in the 2016 presidential campaign is certain to be how the candidates propose to deal with illegal immigration, from border security to the treatment of undocumented individuals already in the United States.

TOKYO—As its labor force shrinks, Japan is looking abroad to fill jobs like health-care aide, convenience-store manager and construction worker.

SAN FRANCISCO — It is the one major hope for at least temporary relief from the threat of deportation that immigrants like William Ortiz face daily: President Obama's executive order providing temporary stay of deportation and a work permit.

Tax payments by the 11.4 million undocumented immigrants in the United States would substantially increase, adding billions to their contributions in state and local taxes, if a comprehensive immigration reform allowed them to work in the country legally, according to a new 50-state study, conducted by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.

Companies are seeking more foreign workers than ever before to fill highly skilled jobs in technology and other industries, but the United States will grant visas to just a fraction of them in a lottery that began this week.

Marco Rubio is now at the point in his post-announcement media blitz when he's answering questions about previous post-announcement interviews. During an appearance on Fox News' "The Kelly File" on Tuesday, host Megyn Kelly asked the Florida Republican about his comment to NPR's "Morning Edition" that he's "done more on on immigration than Hillary Clinton ever did." Kelly argued that might not endear him to the conservative voters who didn't like the 2013 comprehensive immigration bill.

Moroccan Kamal El Hajji has been awarded with the British Empire medal for his services as front of house security manager to the United Kingdom's Ministry of Justice in the investiture ceremony on the 3rd of March 2015, at Ingatestone Hall Essex.

A proud and exciting moment that he got to experience with his family present during the award ceremony. He is also expected to attend the Queen’s annual garden party to be held in May 2015

The multinational Procter and Gamble appointed the Moroccan engineer Omar Channawi vice president of the Asia Pacific region, including among others Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Karima Moual: Minister, never as in recent years the southern shore of the Mediterranean has been as fundamental. Stability - not only in terms of security but also the economic – is deeply tied to ours;That of Italy first, and Europe in general. How to respond to this new challenge?

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 11:56

5,565 Moroccans Reside in Tunisia

According to the General Census of Population and Housing conducted in Tunisia for the year 2014, “the number of Moroccans living in Tunisia has reached 5,565 out of 24,841 people from the Maghreb region."

Several social security agreements signed by Morocco for the benefit of the Moroccans abroad have not been implemented, reveals a study presented Monday, April 13 in Rabat, noting that several members of this community do not enjoy the rights mentioned by these agreements and suffer from a lack of communication and outreach.

A new report from the Swedish Employment Agency suggests that Sweden will need at least 64,000 new immigrants each year to be able to fund schools and public health care.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 11:24

Greece Debates Solution to Refugee Crisis

Greece has reached a critical point with regards to the strong wave of refugees and illegal immigrants. The local government has also demanded that Europe should provide the necessary assistance so that the problem can be solved.

Growth in global remittances, including those to developing countries, will slow sharply this year due to weak economic growth in Europe, deterioration of the Russian economy and the depreciation of the euro and ruble, according to the World Bank.

Two million UK citizens working abroad could become illegal immigrants overnight if Britain were to leave the European Union, former attorney general Dominic Grieve has warned.

 “I don’t say it impolitely, but I say it directly: I don’t want to see you here again,” said Muriel Domenach, the French Consul General in Istanbul, talking about her conversations with visa-seeking Turks.

Listening to her, one gets the feeling that she would like to say this to as many people as possible.

Britain would "fall apart" without immigration, a former senior Conservative minister has argued.

In a move that could affect tens of thousands of detainees, a federal judge in Seattle has ordered the Department of Justice to obey a law that allows for the release of some undocumented immigrants without posting a bond.

An affluent Pole has challenged an anti-immigration British politician to a duel.

ROME — With spring barely arrived, the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean is already approaching last year’s record levels after a startling weekend in which more than 5,600 people were rescued from a small armada of smugglers’ wooden and rubber boats, even as nine others died after their vessel capsized.

A federal appeals court panel assigned to consider whether to temporarily lift a block on President Barack Obama's latest round of immigration-related executive actions leans Republican, 2-1, and contains a sharply conservative judge who drew national attention for clashing with the administration over Obama's health care reform law.

The rise of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, and its impact on European societies, shows how interconnected our world is today. We cannot afford to be ignorant about the Middle East. What happens there has an effect on Europe’s diverse societies, and the same is true for Ireland.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy opened a Euro-Mediterranean meeting on terror in Barcelona on Monday, making veiled references to the issue of Catalan independence in his opening remarks and warning that jihadism should not be confused with Islam.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 11:16

Denmark's queen urges immigrants to adapt

Denmark's Queen Margrethe says immigrants don't have to like Danish food, but they must respect the country's core values.

Federal Immigration and Integration Minister of Germany, Aydan Özoğuz has revealed that she is receiving death threats.

'I am an Immigrant' poster proves immigration is good for Britain

On a sunny spring day, it would seem that nothing could disturb the peace of the sleepy German village of Tröglitz, as the residents quietly go about their business or take walks in the blossom-scented air.

There will be financial sanctions for trusts which do not bill patients who should be charged

Dresden is bracing itself for a high turnout for the next PEGIDA rally, where outspoken anti-immigration Dutch populist, Geert Wilders, is to make an appearance. Opponents say the invitation crossed a "red line."

Failed asylum seekers can have their personal information disclosed to foreign governments in order to obtain travel documents if they are involuntarily deported, according to an immigration department manual.

Central American migrants heading to the United States often risk their lives trekking through jungles and jumping freight trains, only to be nabbed by the US Border Patrol. Now an increasing number are being turned back before they even reach the Rio Grande — by Mexican police.

A Nebraska city’s ordinance that bans renting homes to immigrants living in the country illegally is having little effect because Fremont officials haven’t been able to determine applicants’ citizenship status.

About 80 percent of unaccompanied minors attended their first court hearing between July 18, 2014, and Feb. 24, 2015, according to the U.S. Executive Office for Immigration Review, which oversees immigration courts.

The history of America is rich in stories of immigrants coming with nothing but a small suitcase of clothes and a dream of a better tomorrow. Odds are good that there is a story like this in your family heritage.

Two of the country’s most powerful and politically influential labor unions are backing President Obama in the recent court challenge to his 2014 executive action on illegal immigration, saying they support the president’s effort because "undocumented workers" need more workplace protection and their participation helps the U.S. economy.

Washington — Sen. Marco Rubio's changing stance on immigration has alienated advocates on both sides of the debate, and analysts say the contentious issue could trip up the Florida Republican in his bid to become the first Latino president.

Rubio is expected to officially announce his candidacy Monday in Miami.

A total of 650 Moroccan students study in different universities in Romania, majors including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, engineering and construction.

Friday, 10 April 2015 11:49

America needs to curb immigration flows

Jeff Sessions, a Republican from Alabama, is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s immigration subcommittee.

Hempstead School Board President Lamont Johnson met with community members and parents on Oct. 17, 2014, to discuss the turning away of students throughout the district. A report released Wednesday, April 8, 2015, says the number of unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the U.S. is expected to increase. Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

A coalition of immigration activists, community organizers and unions are rallying around a comprehensive strategy to create millions of new Democratic voters by defending President Obama’s executive orders on immigration and helping illegal immigrants.

More than 250 St. John’s University students, faculty, and administrators joined diplomats, community leaders, and scholars for a two-day conference that explored the economic and social ramifications of rising Hispanic immigration to the United States. 

Rapidly growing numbers of black immigrants have reshaped the overall black population in the United States in recent decades, particularly in Washington and other cities with large U.S.-born African American communities, a new report says.

What many of Gloria Chacon’s young clients don’t know is that she spent her high school years living here illegally.

A Senate committee voted without fanfare Wednesday to advance two immigration-related proposals, paving the way for a floor debate.

With Muslim immigrants streaming into the United States at a rate of 100,000 per year, some of the communities targeted for new arrivals are seeking information on their new neighbors, only to be frustrated by federal bureaucrats and their hired contractors.

Thursday, 09 April 2015 21:11

President's Immigration Plan in Limbo

President Obama's plan to keep immigrants from being deported continues to be blocked by a federal judge in Brownsville.

A campaign group is making a case for immigration in the UK, saying it is "gravely concerned" by politicians' rhetoric on the issue.

April 9, 2015 Immigration activists made two things clear when they signed a petition asking Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president: They want a contested primary, and their support for Hillary Clinton isn't a given.

So far, no issue has divided the GOP more heading into 2016 than immigration. Candidates primed to court the right like Scott Walker are tacking right, while candidates out to court Latino voters and business leaders like Jeb Bush are tacking left.

The number of illegal immigrants trying to get into Germany has reached a record high, according to newly released figures.

The House of Morocco Foundation in Paris hosted Wednesday night, an exhibition –meeting celebrating the artistic creativity of Moroccan women, under the theme " Moroccan female arts: Diversity, authenticity, universality".

In a country ravaged by five years of war and a determined president to crush the revolt, Dr. Zouhair Lahna was brought to the bedside of Syrian survivors. Whether in Sarmada or Al-Dana, this Moroccan gynecologist of 48 years old residing in France has invested repeatedly in humanitarian missions and provided medical training.

The majority of US voters think their government should be more aggressive about deporting illegal immigrants, dislike automatic citizenship, and oppose President Obama’s amnesty plan, a new survey shows.

Labour has found common cause with big business in opposing a referendum on membership of the European Union, but both exaggerate the economic risks of such a vote

Advanced industrialized societies are slowly dying because of low fertility rates. The rates reflect the perceptions of women in these societies of how their lifestyles will be affected by having children.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to escalate, with rising military, economic and social costs. In the last year, thousands of people have been killed in the fighting in Eastern Ukraine, with over ten thousand injured and almost one million Ukrainians displaced. Indeed, the conflict marked its one year anniversary with reports of more Ukrainian soldiers being killed.

SACRAMENTO -- Slamming the Republican Congress for dropping the ball on immigration reform, Democratic legislative leaders on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping package of bills that would dramatically expand protections for illegal immigrants far beyond what's offered by any other state.

Several Peruvian clubs could face stiff penalties for fielding foreign players without obtaining work permits, immigration and tax officials said on Tuesday.

The report supports the Obama administration’s plans to shield undocumented immigrants from deportation

Almost half a million undocumented immigrants in California applied for driver’s licenses since a state law took effect at the beginning of the year. The number of applications was double what the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) had projected by this point in the year, according to a DMV announcement.

Starting in May, the spouses of some immigrant tech workers, whose visas haven’t allowed them to work in the U.S., may be able to apply for work permits under President Obama’s executive order on immigration.

A federal judge in Texas denied a Justice Department request Tuesday to lift his temporary hold on President Obama's executive action shielding potentially millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.

Moroccan cultural week in Germany, which will be held from April 20 to 26 in three German cities, i.e Berlin, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt is an opportunity to promote the cultural diversity of Morocco abroad and Germany in particular, said Tuesday in Casablanca, the minister responsible for Moroccans living abroad and migration affairs, Anis Birou.

Malta is “positively considering” an Italian proposal for the establishment of asylum processing centres outside the European Union, the home affairs minister has told MaltaToday.

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs is set to improve its immigrant visa process with a new pilot program and improved communication, which could particularly impact the tech sector.

As of January 1, 2015 migrant workers in Russia were required to pass a history and civics exam, in addition to a Russian language test mandated by a 2012 law, in order to obtain a work permit. This summer, however, the exam is getting tougher with an expanded vocabulary list and five new history questions, tinged with politics.

The Russian government has introduced new bureaucratic barriers that make it both harder and more expensive to receive a Russian work permit.

Greece needs a long-term ‘ national strategy’ to deal with the influx of undocumented migrants from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday following a meeting in Athens with European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos.

Federal authorities are holding fewer immigrants in detention, a reversal in a decade-long upward trend of locking people up who are in the deportation process. The detainees are facing deportation for various reasons, including committing a crime or being in the U.S. illegally.

The cities of Tampa and North Miami have signed onto a friend-of-the-court petition asking for "immediate implementation of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration."

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 13:01

UK introduces Health Surcharge

From 6 April, all nationals from outside of Europe, including South Korean nationals, coming to live in the UK for longer than six months will be required to pay a ‘health surcharge’ in order to gain access to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

Moving to Russia? Get ready to answer some questions about Soviet dictator Josef Stalin first. And beef up on your knowledge of Crimea while you are at it.

It's "well and good" that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the U.S. is keeping tabs on some 40 Americans who have re-entered the country after traveling to Iraq and Syria to fight with terrorists, but more must be done to keep illegals from crossing the borders, former INS special agent Michael Cutler said Monday on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV.

The second wave of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children has begun, with more than 3,000 of them surging across the Mexican border into the U.S. last month — the highest rate since the peak of last summer’s crisis and a warning that another rough season could be ahead.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) is set to organize on  May 8, 2015 in the " London School of Economics and political science " ( LSE) , a debate in the memory of Moroccans expelled from Algeria in 1975.

The small Moroccan community of Yemen is requesting emergency repatriation. The government has yet to respond to these calls.

About 3,500 detainees who will be released from the camps if Greece’s new anti-austerity rulers make good on their promises – to the consternation of both Greeks and the EU

After a 10-day trek over 150km, Sandrine Koffi’s dream of a new life in Europe ended and her nightmare of losing her infant daughter in the Macedonian night began.

According to official figures, more than 3,000 migrants perished attempting the perilous voyage across the Mediterranean last year. Italian navy and coastguard ships rescued more than 1,500 migrants, most of them from sub-Saharan Africa, from the southern Mediterranean in a 24 hour span, officials reported.

LESOVO, Bulgaria — Less than two decades after the painstaking removal of a massive border fence designed to keep people in, Bulgarian authorities are just as painstakingly building a new fence along the rugged Turkish border, this time to keep people out.

In its 2015 immigration levels plan, the Citizenship and Immigration ministry pledged to accept 260,000 to 285,000 new permanent residents, about two-thirds of them economic migrants. To meet that target, the government needs to admit about 22,500 immigrants a month, about 10 times the number that are admitted through Express Entry at present. Most new immigrants this year will have to be selected through the old system, which was criticized because it was slow and operated on first-come, first-served basis.

Enforcement squads swoop on Indian and Chinese restaurants, petrol stations and car washes, boosting number of arrests

Millions of migrants have successfully crossed the Rio Grande to enter Texas from Mexico, but this year drownings are on the rise. After 16 deaths in six months, the U.S. Border Patrol has expanded search-and-rescue teams to monitor the area, especially weed-choked irrigation canals where many of the bodies are being found.

A poll has suggested 50% of voters agree with Ukip's call for a ban on immediate free NHS treatment for immigrants.

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — From a distance, the small group of Haitian immigrants at the public library looks like a prayer meeting or political gathering. Dressed colorfully but comfortably, the women speak in heavily accented English and sit every day for hours around a small wooden table studying to be nurses.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has blamed immigration for a lack of children playing out on city streets.

She was little known outside her City Council district a mere fifteen months ago, but New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has briskly taken her first steps onto the national stage and out of the mayor's shadow.

H OMER, N.Y. — When Mike McMahon’s Latino employees need to go to the bank, the pharmacy or the grocery store, he makes sure someone drives them to town, waits while they run errands, and then brings them safely back to his dairy farm.

With the push for a broad immigration bill now dead in Congress, business advocates are ramping up their calls for Republicans who run both chambers to at least consider updating the nation’s guest-worker programs to help boost the economy.

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