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Nearly 274,000 illegal immigrants entered the EU in 2014, against about 100,000 in 2013, says the European Agency for border surveillance (FRONTEX), based in Warsaw.

Moroccan researcher Rajaâ Cherkaoui El Moursli was chosen, along with four other women of science, to receive the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science in its 2015 edition.

The new migration policy initiated by HM King Mohammed VI "is already bearing fruit," said Wednesday in Geneva the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing.

New York public schools will add two Muslim holidays to their vacation calendars, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, a promise he made during his election campaign.

The European Commission has started work on a new European migration policy, just one day after a new tragedy off the coast of Sicily claimed the lives of 10 migrants.

Newly-released figures show that the number of asylum seekers in January was only one fifth of what it was in September, while just three individuals from Eritrea applied for refugee status compared to over 500 in July.

UKIP would remodel the UK's immigration system to resemble the Australian points based system in an effort to get immigration "back to normal", said party leader Nigel Farage.

LEICESTER, England — Thabata Martins says she sent out her résumé more than 100 times in the year after finishing her studies to become a nurse in Spain in 2013.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has announced plans to double the number of university courses teaching Islam, in an effort to counter the rise of Islamic extremism and far-right extremism.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she wants to examine plans for a sweeping reform of Germany's immigration laws proposed by one of her coalition partners, at the same time rejecting talk of a split in her government on the issue, dpa reported.

The Ghana Immigration Service has attributed the increase in migration of Ghanaians to the Gulf States and other western countries for greener pastures to economic hardships in Ghana.

Houston- A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration asked a federal judge Tuesday not to lift a temporary hold on the directives.

Nigel Farage has dropped Ukip’s plan to cap immigration at 50,000 arrivals a year, saying his policy is now just a return to “normality”.

His Majesty King Mohammed VI presides over a model of religious tolerance, otherness and living together, as evidenced harmony that characterizes the relationship between Moroccans of Jewish and Muslim faiths, stressed former President of the United States, Bill Clinton.

Morocco has 4 women ranked in the top 100 list of the most powerful Arab women, determined by Arabian Business magazine every year for the past five years.

Belgium’s Deputy-Prime Minister and Foreign Minister expressed on Monday in Geneva his country’s interest in learning from Morocco’s Imam training experience.

Discrimination against children of immigrant descent in France, particularly in the labor market has always been a fact highlighted by numerous studies. A new report addresses the fundamental issue and shows how the crisis has worsened it.

A Muslim organization has launched a cross-Canada outreach campaign called Meet a Muslim Family, in order to help dispel myths about the religion.

Congress is facing a Friday deadline that would furlough 30,000 unessential workers from the Department of Homeland Security and force the rest of the massive agency to work without a paycheck. The shutdown battle is being waged largely over immigration policy – even though new data suggests the U.S. public as a whole doesn’t share the passion of hardcore conservatives who want to defund Obama’s executive action granting up to 5 million illegal immigrants protection from deportation.

As Florida lawmakers made a last-minute fundraising push on Monday, a group of activists gathered outside the Governor's Club to support immigration reform.

A Texas judge says a coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration has until Monday to respond to a request by the U.S. government to lift a temporary hold of Obama's orders.

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, set the deadline in a court order he issued Tuesday.

A federal judge last week approved a settlement between the federal government and attorneys for nine undocumented-immigrant plaintiffs who accused the federal government of using deceptive and sometimes coercive tactics to expel them from the country. The settlement allows hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of expelled immigrants to return to the United States to seek legal status.

A rally in support of President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration drew about 300 people on Sunday to the Hope Community Center in Apopka.

House Republican leaders vowed Sunday to keep trying to block President Barack Obama ’s immigration measures as they continue to struggle over how to keep funding the Homeland Security Department.

The Government’s tough rhetoric on immigration is alienating migrant communities and causing “new forms of racism” to break out across the country, a major study will warn today.

The leader of the UK Independence Party is promising a breakthrough in the May parliamentary elections.

Ken Clarke has agreed to leave his role as Justice Secretary but is likely to remain in the Government

The fight against anti-Semitism is inseparable from that against Islamophobia, said Thursday night in Bordeaux André Azoulay, Advisor to the King of Morocco.

Probably the latest incarnation of the questioning of the migration literature, migrant scriptures are as a representation of the in-between. 

Clashes have broken out in Rome on the eve of a rally by Italy's right-wing Northern League party, during a counter-protest by activists opposed to the party's anti-immigrant stand.

Moroccan immigrants who have managed to set up a business in Italy totaled 60,000 entrepreneurs, double the number of Albanians and far exceeding their Tunisian and Egyptian counterparts, according to data provided at an international conference in Rome.

As the Republican Congress tried this week to get itself out of the box it put itself in, President Obama was in Miami, aggressively ratcheting up the political pressure on the GOP on the issue underlying the standoff over funding the Department of Homeland Security — immigration. Here are three reasons why the president is winning this fight:

The Hispanic population in the U.S. will have a significant impact on job growth over the next 20 years, and South Florida will play a key role in that job spurt, says a new national study.

Children in immigration detention should be held for no longer than three days, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists has said in a new position statement.

ASHEVILLE – Paying for college is tough for most anyone. But for Melvis Madrigal and students like him, it's even more challenging.

On immigration reform, rhetoric has often been out of sync with public opinion. Despite roughly three-quarters of Americans supporting the goals behind President Obama’s executive action on immigration, Obama’s new immigration plan has run into repeated Republican roadblocks. Republican governors in 26 states are suing the Obama administration, claiming that the order exceeded Obama’s authority.

David Cameron will go into the May election with net migration to the UK three times as high as he promised at the 2010 election, official figures revealed today.

The Conservatives have failed spectacularly to deliver their pledge to reduce net migration to less than 100,000 a year.

The U.K.’s net migration has risen to its highest level for almost a decade, which is contrary to what Prime Minister David Cameron had pledged; cutting net annual migration to the tens of thousands, close to a national election.

The Association of Researchers and Migration in Development in collaboration with the Regional Observatory on Migration - Space & Companies ORMS and with the support of the Ministry of Moroccans Resident Abroad and Migration Affairs, organize the third edition of the festival 'Almougar Nin Imouda’ under the theme "Perspectives on the concept of integration," from February 27 to March 1, 2015, in Agadir.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve proposed a plan Wednesday aimed at promoting a better dialogue with France's Muslim community that includes training imams at university.

Bavaria is renowned for its world-famous 'Oktoberfest' which attracts hundreds of thousands of foreigners each year. Last week, however, the Christian Social Union (CSU), which rules the state, made clear that only a certain type of foreigner is welcome to stay for longer: Those who speak German.

The association "For the French-Moroccan friendship" will organize in partnership with the Embassy of Morocco in France, Royal Air Morocco, the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad and the City of Arles, a Moroccan Cultural Week.

The INSEE survey indicates an increase in the immigrant population from 2009 to 2012, mainly due to the arrival of Europeans.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:18

De-link Islam from Terror: Canadian Muslims

CAIRO – A semantic battle over the use of language linking Islam to terrorism has been raging recently in Canada, as the country Muslim community called on federal government to stop using these terms which demonize the whole community.

Residents living in an area of Southampton shown in the controversial programme Immigration Street have said it has left the community "fractured" and fearing a backlash.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:53

Govt raps extremists for ‘hijacking Islam’

The Kingdom has intensified efforts to counter extremist groups locally and abroad who are attempting to hijack Islam, the Cabinet said here on Monday.

The United States' long-time policy of automatically granting residence to Cubans who step foot on U.S. soil will not change "any time soon."

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:45

Scots-Romanians angry at immigration documentary

The Romanian community in Scotland has hit out at a controversial Channel 4 documentary which focused on poverty stricken gypsy immigrants looking for a better life in the UK.

The U.S. government said the spouses of skilled foreign tech workers with H-1B visas will be able to apply for worker permits of their own starting on May 26. Above, IBM employee Yang Bo shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry after being the first Chinese citizen to be issued a ten-year visa in November. Jason Lee/Reuters

Douglas Carswell says immigration has helped Britain thrive as Ukip leader pushes for points-based system to ensure immigrants can support themselves.

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a new proposal Monday to block President Obama’s immigration orders, redirecting his party’s strategy in an attempt to avoid a funding lapse for the Department of Homeland Security.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:41

Uncertainty dogs Obama’s immigration plans

Washington: US President Barack Obama faces a tough political and legal battle to drive through an amnesty for five million illegal immigrants, but uncertainty may prove as big a hurdle as Congress or the courts.

“Moroccan immigration in Belgium, memories and destinies” was published this Tuesday, February 24, 2015 published by "Couleurs vives" editions, at the initiative of the Free University of Brussels, and was jointly directed by Ahmed Medhoune, Sylvie Lausberg, Marco Martiniello and Andrea Rea.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad wrapped up this Sunday, February 22, 2015, its seventh participation in the Casablanca book and edition fair (SIEL).

Early in the summer of 2007, a doctoral student named Mehnaz M. Afridi traveled from her California home to a conference in southern Germany. Her official role was to deliver a paper on anti-Semitism in Egyptian literature, a rather loaded subject for a Muslim scholar. Seventy miles away, she had another appointment, and an even riskier agenda.

The lack of diversity among this year's Oscar acting nominees (all 20 are white) and the perceived lack of opportunity for minorities in Hollywood generally were subjects of criticism in the run-up to the ceremony. And in their acceptance speeches, some of the winners broadened the discussion to income inequality, incarceration and immigration.

Obama administration seeks to reverse Texas judge's immigration ruling


The Obama administration moved Monday to reverse a federal judge’s order in Texas that blocked a White House plan to shield up to 5 million immigrants from deportation.

SYDNEY--Australia will strengthen its immigration laws and crack down on groups that incite hatred under a raft of counterterrorism measures introduced Monday in a bid to combat the threat from home grown terrorists.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:33

Hungarian PM Demands Tougher Immigration Law

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Antal Rogán, leader of the political party Fidesz, have called for tightening immigration laws in their country, the website reports.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Most children who are currently held in Australian immigration detention facilities will be released soon, Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection Secretary Michael Pezzullo said Monday at a Senate committee.

Through his “white card”, journalist Mustapha Tossa invited to the debate on the question of "Daesh, the new terrorism, the internet and social networks" Anne Giudicelli, a specialist in the Arab and Muslim world and founder of the Terr( o) risk platform and Hosni Abidi, Director of the Centre for Studies and Research on the Arab and mediterrean world in Geneva.

The Franco Moroccan philosopher Ali Benmakhlouf held on Sunday, February 23, 2015 a conference on his latest book "Why read the Arab philosophers" at the CCME pavilion on the sidelines of the book fair and the edition which comes to an end today.

A tribute was paid to the women of the first generation of Moroccan emigration in view of their essential role in educating and mentoring generations of Moroccan immigrants who were able to succeed in their host country and win the challenge of integration
A warm atmosphere in which the CCME offered to the eleven celebrated mothers a journey to make the pilgrimage to Mecca at the expense of the council, something which has greatly moved them.

A cooperation agreement was signed between the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), represented by Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, General Secretary of CCME and the Faculty of Governance, Economic and Social Sciences of the University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (FGSES-UM6P), represented by Mr. Mohamed Tozy, Dean of FGSES-UM6P to ensure access to higher education of young Moroccans of the world, and the promotion of academic research around the themes of migration and Moroccans of the world;

Sunday, 22 February 2015 11:20

Roundtable: identity crises in Europe

"Identity crises in Europe" was the theme of the round table sheltered by the the CCME pavilionon the sidelines of the Casablanca Book Fair in its 21th edition.

Sunday, 22 February 2015 11:19

Latifa Ibn Ziaten, "Dead for France"

From a poor family but rich in values, Latifa Ibn Ziaten tells with great emotion the tragedy that struck her when Mohamed Merah killed her son Imad, a military.

Sunday, 22 February 2015 10:30

The mother figure in the literature

An artistic conference one would call it as lute was played throughout by Kamal El Mimouni in a meeting organized by the CCME Pavilion with Samira Ayachi and Maram El Masri to talk about "the mother in literature”.

The Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan community abroad, Abdullah Boussouf and the representative delegation of the Ministry of African Integration and Ivorians Abroad held a press conference in Casablanca on Saturday, February 21, 2015 to enable the memorandum of understanding and cooperation in the field of the management of the diaspora.

Saturday, 21 February 2015 00:26

Round Table: "Faced with jihadism: Reasoning"

A panel consisting of Farhad Khosrokhavar, French-Iranian sociologist, research director at the EHESS and Cedric Baylocq-Sassoubre anthropologist who answered questions Rachid Id Yassine, a researcher at the School of Advanced Social Science (EHESS) tried to provide answers to the theme"Faced with jihadism: Reasoning", a debate organized by the CCME pavilion that takes part in the book fair for the seventh consecutive time.

Saturday, 21 February 2015 00:25

An hour for a book: Yemma

The public had expressed willingness to read in Arabic "Yemma" the novel by Mohamed Benzekour, something the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad has committed to make it happen a year ago.

The pavilion of the CCME hosted a literary conference on Moroccan immigration in Belgium, to which Taha Adnan, Belgian-Moroccan poet Jamila Ben Azzouz, a clinical psychologist in Belgium were invited while Samira El Ayachi, French-Moroccan writer who moderate the meeting.

Saturday, 21 February 2015 00:21

Violence in the history of Morocco

The Moroccan Association for Historical Research (AMRH) in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), have revealed to the public the work of their collaboration in the form of a book that brings together the recommendations issued in study days on "Violence in the history of Morocco", which were held from 14 to 16 November 2013, at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in Rabat.

Times are not yet for calm in the Arab world as it’s the scene of continuous clashes and geostrategic issues give an international dimension to these conflicts. Can we speak of failure of the Arab Spring and if so, how can we explain it?

Moroccan journalist Nabil Driouch came to present in the pavilion of the CCME his book " Careful neighboring” on the Moroccan-Spanish relations from the death of Hassan II to the abdication of Juan Carlos which highlights the views Moroccan officials have on the various cases over the eventful history of the two countries.

The CCME organized a round table discussion on "Managing cultural diversity in the immigration areas" moderated by Mustapha Mourabit, research professor and former director of Al Jazeera Center for Studies, with the participation of prominent figures including Khalid Hajji, researcher and secretary general of the European Centre for the Moroccan ulemas (MOSC) Leon Buskens, anthropologist and law specialist in Muslim societies and Abderrahmane Aisati, professor at the University of Tilburg (Netherlands).

"Islam and Muslims in Europe: issues and challenges of identity" was the theme of the round table organized by the CCME in the sixth day of the Casablanca Book Fair which the participation of identity issues and worship specialists namely; Id Yassin Rashid, an expert in sociology, anthropology and religious studies, Tarek Oubrou, writer and Franco-Moroccan imam, Mohamed Ajouaou, professor at the Free University of Amsterdam. The Interventions of this panel were moderated by Said Aalla, president of the Grand Mosque of Strasbourg.

 “There are British Muslim girls who believe they will go to paradise if they marry a jihadist,” Souad Talsi tells me frankly. “Being married to a man who becomes a martyr gives her status. That dangerous view is reinforced by mothers who have been absorbed by a blanket fundamentalist Muslim mentality that has no bearing on the beliefs and cultures of their country or parents.

The idea of this book comes in accordance with the CCME activities that promote thinking about the relationship between media and migration , a symposium held during the first conference of Moroccan journalists in the world, in Al Jadida in February 2011  brought together 250 journalists and media professionals from 19 countries, mostly social actors and journalists in major international media.

Conceived and directed by Hakima Lebbar, psychoanalyst. This book brings together texts and visual works of over sixty women in Morocco of different religious cultures mainly Jewish, Christian and Muslim.

Proceedings of the International Symposium, bands, May 21, 2014

The CCME has published a new book entitled : "Moroccan Immigration in Spain: Portraits" which seeks to present to the Moroccan public ,the Moroccans living in Spain who managed the challenge of a positive integration in the host country but are outside the Spectrum of media attention.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 11:47

Discussion meeting: Women and religion

What place do different religions have for women? What provisions are there in Moroccan law to guarantee women’s rights?

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 11:42

Symposium: Moroccan journalists of the world

The pavilion of the CCME hosted on this fifth day of the Casablanca Book Fair, a symposium on "Moroccan Journalists of the world: the test of citizen communication" moderated by journalist Said Soulami with the participation of Mohammed Alami , Aljazeera correspondent in the United States Najib Benchrif, one of the founders of the satellite channel "Al Arabiya" Jamila Atif, Moroccan journalist in Russia and Mustapha Tossa journalist and specialist on  the Arab World based in Paris.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 10:30

Debate: Moroccans in the Netherlands

Moroccans in the Netherlands is a very special meeting as stated by Mr. Abdelmjid Kaddouri, a Moroccan historian because it includes both a Dutchman in the person of Leon Buskens, professor at the University of Leiden (Netherlands) and Osama Cherribi, Moroccan sociology professor who lived in the Netherlands and is now living in the US.

"Moroccan Immigration in Spain" is the opportunity to present the result of the partnership between the CCME and the news website Hespress taking the form of a compilation of 41 profiles of Moroccans living in Spain who managed to break the stereotype on migrants by highlighting their unique stories.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) presented its "Atlas of Moroccan emigration", on the occasion of the 21th edition of the International Publishing and Book Fair (SIEL) in Casablanca.

Sunday, 15 February 2015 23:11

Conference: Processing radicalization

An outspoken tone characterized the conference: Processing radicalization, organized by the CCME on the sidelines of the 21st edition of the Casablanca book fair.

On the sidelines of the Casablanca Book Fair, which runs until 22 february, the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad in the person of its Secretary General, Mr .Abdelah Boussouf and the chairman of the Abdelmalek Saadi university in Tetouan Mr. Mohammed Saad Zemmouri proceeded to the signing of a partnership agreement which aims to put the foundation for a scientific and academic cooperation on the issue of immigration.

True to its annual tradition, the CCME organizes workshops on the theme of coexistence for the benefit of more than 300 young students at public schools whose age varies between 12 and 16 years.

Sunday, 15 February 2015 23:09

Conference: The Image of Islam in Europe

The conference on the image of Islam in Europe on the sidelines of the 21th edition of the book fair by Messrs. Ahmed El Khamlichi and Mustapha Mourabet, experts sounds the alarm about the stigmatization of Islam that prevails in Western media.

For the second day of the Casablanca Book Fair, the pavilion of the CCME hosted a conference under the theme: "Charlie Hebdo or the ordeals of Islam in France"

The program of this first day of the International Edition and Book fair in its 21st edition had a scheduled roundtable on the topic "Shared Words", an event organized by the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME).

Moroccan artist Driss Rahaoui has turned Royal speeches about the Moroccans in the world into a work of art is a new artistic experience that aims to renew the communion between the Moroccans dispatched in the world and their country of origin.

Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the International Publishing and Book Fair (SIEL) opened its doors Thursday, February 12, 2015 for a period of ten days, with the participation of the Council of the Moroccan Community abroad (CCME).

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) partakes in the 21th edition of the International Publishing and Book Fair (SIEL) in Casablanca from 12 to 22 February 2015.

The number of 'Islamophobic' acts in France has increased by 70% compared to the same period in 2014 since the January attacks that took place in Paris against satirical news weekly Charlie Hebdo and the kosher supermarket , announced Wednesday, February 11 the Collective against Islamophobia in France (CCIF).

A massive operation to dismantle migrant camps was underway Tuesday in the Moroccan region of Nador, close to Melilla, where 35 people managed to enter illegally in a new massive assault, according to NGOs and the Spanish Prefecture.

Her son was killed in 2012 by the jihadist Mohamed Merah in France. Latifa Ibn Ziaten goes to preach the Islam of tolerance in the abandoned suburbs of the French Republic. Interview.

Three American Muslims have been shot dead near the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill in the US.

More than 200 migrants are missing after their boats sank in the Mediterranean Sea, according to survivors of the latest boat tragedy, the UN refugee agency said.

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