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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.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Attorneys for the Los Angeles Unified School District will give legal help to some students facing deportation under a newly approved plan.

Terrorism and illegal migration are issues that for Hungary, in its particular position, cannot be handled separately, a government official said in Brussels.

It is a cold day  in Skane county, south of Sweden, but the Brazilian Samba and the Arabic Durbakah is shaking the audience and keeping them warm, composing the background music of Malmo's demonstration against Pegida's first public presence in the third largest city in Sweden.

The Prince of Wales has expressed his alarm at the number of young people in the UK being radicalised and queried why the British values are failing to be taken on board by children who grow up and are schooled in the UK.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared a Senate stalemate Tuesday over immigration provisions attached to a Homeland Security spending bill, and called on the House to make the next move to avoid an agency shutdown.

The Nigerian Immigration Service, Zamfara State Command, has repatriated 450 irregular immigrants from Niger, Cameroon and other neighbouring African countries as part of measures to check the influx of illegal immigrants ahead of the general elections.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 11:10

Most religious voices want immigration reform

When Pope Francis speaks before the U.S. Congress in September, will he take up immigration reform? "If what's happened in recent months serves as a testament to the purpose of Pope Francis," says Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, "he'll defend the same things as the Gospel: the poor, the immigrants and, of course, life."

In response to Islamophobic actions carried out by the Pegida movement (European Patriots against the Islamization of the West) in Germany, German artist Kurt Fleckenstein has placed rugs for Muslim prayer hours before a rally of the movement, to express his support for Muslims and to make a statement in favor of tolerance.

The young Moroccan-Canadian skiers, Adam and Sami Lamhamedi have won 3 medals in both slalom competitions on Saturday and Sunday February 7 and 8 in Quebec City.

Workshops around the issue of citizenship and living together will be organized for schoolchildren in Casablanca and other cities.

Morocco has dismantled last year "more than one hundred human trafficking networks" to Europe, as part of the fight against illegal immigration, said on Monday a senior Moroccan official.

The home secretary, Theresa May, will on Monday announce a wide-ranging independent review of the welfare of immigrants held in detention centres or set for escort, including prior to deportation.

SALE, Morocco — Morocco announced Monday that 65 percent of migrants applying for legal status were approved — about 18,000 people — in the first year of the country's new immigration policy.

One in two Danish citizens favor a cap on the number of Muslims permitted to live in Denmark, a YouGov poll indicates. The poll, which was conducted for the Danish publication

Israeli government ministers are being warned to prepare for “large-scale immigration” as anti-Semitism rises abroad.

The spread of vibrant social diversity is constricting the GOP’s ability to champion conservative causes, such as smaller government and independent families, President Barack Obama said in a softball media interview.

The U.S. government issued 5.46 million work permits to non-immigrant foreigners from 2009 to 2014, according to a conservative think-tank.

The Australian government has announced a five-year plan to strengthen immigration and border control in Burma.

Since applying for a green card in 2004, India native Vivek Goel earned a second master’s degree, launched a career in software development and conceived a vision for his own consulting business. He is still waiting for the green card.

A resolution demanding passport controls on the Norwegian-Swedish border was drafted during an annual meeting of Norway's Fremskrittspartiet, Vaermlands Folkblad newspaper reported Tuesday.

Rabat – The Moroccan-Jewish couple who wanted to immigrate to Israel following their eviction from an apartment where they had lived for 46 years, have reportedly cancelled their plans to leave the country after receiving a call from the Interior Ministry, Mohammed Hassad, promising them to open an investigation on the subject.

United Nations (Sputnik) – EU member states must accept that immigrants will continue to enter and settle in Europe and official ways must be developed for them to do it, UN Special Rapporteur on migrant rights said Thursday in Brussels.

Rabat – François Fillon, the former Prime Minister of France, is reportedly willing to review the 1905 French law on the separation of church and state in order to “successfully integrate” the Muslim community in France.

When British incarceration inspection expert Hindpal Singh Bhui last month paid his first visit to a Japanese immigration detention center, his overriding initial impression was that it looked like a prison.

Dubai arrested thousands of illegal immigrants in the country last year, said an immigration official this week. Migrant workers are pictured near the Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, in Dubai May 9, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah.

If the Republicans’ quest to kill President Barack Obama’s Executive Orders on immigration works, the question arises of what happens to the over 700,000 illegal immigrants who already applied for Obama’s programs and expect to be protected from deportation.

Abdullah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan community abroad, called for the exclusion of what he termed the politicization of issues related to the Moroccan community abroad.

The Foundation "Ibn Battuta" inaugurated this Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in Barcelona, its cultural center with an exhibition of Moroccan painter Abdellatif Zine entitled "dialogue of cultures and civilizations."

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) received this Thursday, February 5, 2015, a delegation of the French association "Uni'sons".

According to a report from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) published Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in Wiesbaden, Germany, one family in three in the country is of foreign origin.

Australian trade unions are calling for a Senate Inquiry into the skilled migration visa system in response to proposals to revamp the programme.

Abuja — The Comptroller General of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Mr. David Parradang has said the service generated a sum of $15 million through the Nigerian missions abroad where it currently issues e-passports in 2014.

Washington (AP) — Senate Republicans put Democrats on record for a second time Wednesday against legislation combining Homeland Security funding with rollbacks of President Barack Obama's immigration policies. But there was little evidence Congress was any closer to a solution to fund the department past Feb. 27 as that deadline approaches.

The work of an international symposium on "Irregular Migration: security and humanitarian dimensions" opened Wednesday in Rabat, with the participation of several Arab countries and representatives of national and international organizations.

The new Greek government led by the left-wing Syriza party will ditch Operation Xenios Zeus, a controversial program aimed at restricting irregular immigration and crime in Athens.

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 15:28

The UN calls for refugee quota system in EU

"The European Union should consider distributing refugees stranded on its shores according to a quota system", recommended Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in Stockholm, the High Commissioner of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Antonio Guterres.

Advocates say detention of women and children is 'misguided' response to recent surge in migrants from Central America.

Washington(Sputnik) — Senators from US President Barack Obama’s Democratic Party on Tuesday defeated a Republican bill that would defund President Obama’s immigration reforms, while providing funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), according to the Senate’s Democratic group statement.

Politicians in Germany, a top destination for immigrants, are grappling with how best to channel the surge. A points-system like that in Canada might be the answer, some argue.

65% of US Muslims feel Americans, first; only 45% of European Muslims feel French or German, first. Here's why

Berlin (dpa) – Chancellor Angela Merkel paved the way Tuesday for a wide debate about Germany's immigration laws, declaring that the current rules need to be reviewed.

Immigration experts say couples applying for permanent residency shouldn’t have to choose between coming to Canada on their own or staying in their home country with their newborn — so long as proper immigration procedures are followed.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen confirmed Tuesday that illegal immigrants granted amnesty from deportation under President Obama’s new policies would be able to get extra refunds from the IRS for money they earned while working illegally, as long as they filed returns during those years.

The book titled "Rehabilitation of Morocco's Jewish Cemeteries - The House of Life" was presented Sunday at the Arab World Institute (IMA) in Paris, as part of the exhibition-event «Contemporary Morocco ".

A Spanish study on "Crisis, Employment and Immigration in Spain" reveals that since 2008, the economic crisis in Spain was an "obstacle" to the professional integration of immigrants living in this country.

A unit of consular services of Morocco’s Embassy in Lisbon was deployed in the city of Porto in order to facilitate administrative procedures for Moroccans settled in this region.

Mrs. Zhou avoids the city. In the seven years she’s lived and worked in Beijing’s vast northern suburbs, she’s ventured only once to the capital’s peak-roofed core. Raised in a village in Henan province, she never learned to read or write much. Subway maps and street signs are impenetrable. She frets about getting lost.

Your average Daily Mail reader might take advantage of the newspaper's £1 ferry offer to load up on bargain French wine, tour the battlefields or visit the charming Bologne-sur-Mer.

The long process of revamping the province’s immigration policies got off to a sobering start Wednesday when provincial human rights officials said racism and discrimination persist in Quebec’s workplaces.

The Indian Government has merged the provisions of Person of Indian Origin (“PIO”)1 scheme with the norms pertaining to Overseas Citizens of India (“OCI”)2. This welcome move is likely to streamline the immigration norms for overseas citizens.

LOS ANGELES — Asians have been slower to sign up for President Barack Obama's reprieve for young immigrants in the country illegally, and community advocates are ramping up efforts to reach thousands more who are eligible for his expanded immigration plan.

 QUEBEC — It was a heartfelt plea from one of the province’s oldest minority communities: Help us better integrate and feel like full citizens to stop the exodus.

MIAMI – Uncertainty over a possible change in U.S. immigration policy vis-a-vis Cuba has resulted in a marked increase in arrivals from the communist island, with Cuban migrants coming to this country on rafts, across the Mexican border or from other countries.

NASSAU, Bahamas — Kenson Timothee was walking down the street when a uniformed officer asked him a question that sends Bahamians of Haitian descent like him into a panic these days: Do you have a passport?

MOSCOW, February 1 (Sputnik) – Two people were arrested Sunday for running out on the court during the finals of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, protesting the Australian government's harsh policy on asylum seekers, the Australian Open's official Twitter said.

Due to scarcity of resources used in the issuing of passports at Malawi Immigration Department, reports indicate that they will only be issuing passports to people in scenarios of emergencies, Malawi24 can reveal.

Brussels -The European Commission intends to launch a substantial financial program to support Morocco in 2015 as part of the Mobility Partnership, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said.

King Mohammed VI instructed his older sister, Princess Lalla Meriem to procede to the decoration of three representatives of the monotheistic religions at the Institute of the Arab world in Paris, France.

Featuring a Collaborative Space to strengthen citizenship, the network France Morocco Skills, created by the Franco-Moroccans, aims to mobilize skills coming from all communities, to make them participate effectively in the building of a life-together.

The tourist destination of Fez will have transavia connecting to Paris in the month of May. Casablanca, it will be in July.

At Fieldale Farms in Gainesville, Ga., workers cut up chicken breasts and feed the parts into machines. The pieces are then marinated, breaded and eventually sold to restaurants.

While the debate over immigration reform often appears to revolve around politics, the root of the issue is economics.

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