Anti-immigrant violence in South Africa is threatening the African National Congress' tenuous hold on power. The most recent wave of attacks has resulted in the deaths of at least seven African immigrants. Attacks on immigrant-owned shops across the country started in April in poorer townships around Durban and spread to other cities in the eastern provinces of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Though this year's outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa has killed fewer than a similar surge in 2008, it is indicative of widely felt frustration in the face of an economic downturn.

LONDON — As Europe struggles to address a worsening migration crisis, the executive arm of the European Union is expected this week to submit a proposal to distribute migrants across the 28-member bloc, officials said on Monday, a plan that would encounter fierce resistance from some national governments.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 12:50

Cameron bares teeth over EU migration

The first days in office are challenging for any new government and this will certainly be a busy week for UK Prime Minister David Cameron - who, amongst other things, says he has already rolled up his sleeves to change the UK's relationship with Europe.

Fueled by newly arrived immigrants, workers ages 18-34 have taken over as the dominant generation in the United States workforce, according to a new Pew Research survey.

Top Republicans in Congress on Monday entered the court battle over President Obama's latest moves to ease deportations for immigrants living in the country illegally.

The Council of the Moroccan community abroad (CCME) successfully concluded its participation in the first Forum of the Ivorian Diaspora organized by the Ministry of African Integration and Ivorians from the outside, on 7 and 8 May in Abidjan.

Morocco's House in Paris is hosting this weekend the 8th edition of the Days of Moroccan youth, which is an opportunity for young Moroccans in France to reflect on the political and socio-economic issues of Morocco.

The recognition of the sacrifices of Moroccan soldiers who came to defend a land that was not theirs was the watchword at both Aymes memorial in Gembloux and in the necropolis of Chastres (40 km south of Brussels) where lie hundreds of fallen Moroccan riflemen who fought for the liberation of Europe from Nazi and fascist colonial rule.

Eastern Europe is warning David Cameron against meddling with “sacrosanct” migrant worker rights, as the newly re-elected prime minister prepares to renegotiate Britain’s EU membership terms.

New immigrants in the U.K. could see their benefits delayed four years under Prime Minister David Cameron's immigration reform plan. In many cases, they may be denied entry into the United Kingdom altogether.

Altogether 6,499 Jews arrived in Israel between January and March. The vast majority came from Europe, but the only substantial increase came from Eastern Europe with numbers from Western Europe remaining steady.

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will have a formidable weapon to disarm Republican anti-immigration candidates who want to virtually seal the U.S. southern border — there are already more Chinese than Mexican immigrants who enter the United States every year.

Member countries are deeply divided over proposals that would distribute asylum seekers more equitably across the union.

Millions of undocumented immigrants — and legions of immigration lawyers — are holding their breath. Last November they embarked on a legal roller coaster ride when President Barack Obama issued an executive action granting an estimated 5 million undocumented parents of U.S. citizen children temporary relief from deportation — a legal move that immigration scholars are increasingly starting to question.

That’s the feeling among activists who met with two high-level federal officials this week in California to discuss the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP), a new version of the government’s immigration enforcement partnership with local police.

To understand the Uzbek community of Brooklyn, sit down and share a cup of tea with some of them. Please, drink. They pride themselves on hospitality, and to refuse would be impolite.

In August 2014 Yasuyuki Kaneko, a city councillor for Sapporo, sparked intense controversy by tweeting ‘there are no such people as the Ainu any more, are there? [But] they constantly demand rights they don’t deserve. How can this be reasonable?’

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) held on May 8 at the "London School of Economics", a meeting under the banner "Think about the forgotten ...", in memory of Moroccans expelled from Algeria.

The Moroccan experience in the management of issues related to immigration has been highlighted on Thursday in Abidjan, in the first forum of the Ivorian Diaspora.

LONDON — Many embattled immigrants here feel they are being blamed for everything from traffic jams to crowded schools and hospitals. But as Britain’s bitterly divisive general election campaign draws to a close, some are now pushing back.

When U.K. voters go to the polls  May 7, one of the major issues they’ll be thinking about is immigration. A big story in this election is the increased popularity of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP, whose leader Nigel Farage is pictured above) as they have criticized the government for allowing too many immigrants from other E.U. countries and thus allegedly jeopardizing the job prospects of native Britons and undercutting the National Health Service. Indeed, though UKIP has plenty of detractors, surveys indicate that they are the party most trusted to control immigration. UKIP has also been punching above its weight on social media, and were at one point the most talked-about party on social media.

A battle is brewing in the Republican Party over whether illegal immigrants granted deferred deportation by President Obama should be eligible to serve in the military.

His Excellency Mr. Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire received Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), this Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Presidential Palace in Abidjan.

The kickoff of the first Forum of the Ivorian Diaspora was given on Thursday 7 May in Abidjan by the Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara, with the central aim of sharing the experiences of African countries, including Morocco, to develop future policy management of Ivorians abroad.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) will participate, on 7 and 8 May in Abidjan, in the first Ivorian Diaspora Forum, initiated by the Ministry of African Integration and Ivorians living abroad.

Moroccan-Tunisian joint committee of Consular Affairs has recommended the simplification of administrative procedures for the benefit of the communities of the two countries, emphasizing the implementation of the agreements signed between Morocco and Tunisia in this field.

Several Ulema and researchers met in Brussels to discuss ways to adapt Islamic jurisprudence to the European context and provide clear answers, unequivocally, to the many questions of Muslims in Europe.

The Solidarity Development Association and immigration organizes from May 7 to 10 in Oujda, the 4th edition of the Mediterranean Festival, cinema and immigration, an opportunity for film lovers to attend screenings of new films on this subject.

The 9th edition of Rabat-Africa festival organized under the banner of multiculturalism and miscegenation was opened on Tuesday in Rabat with a blockbuster show by American artists of international renown.

ROME, Italy– An uninterrupted flood of illegal immigrants continues to issue forth from Africa into Italy, with this past weekend’s count now nearing 6,000 refugees.

Lagos - The United States of America and the United Kingdom top the list of countries most Nigerians abroad live in compared to other countries in the world.

Wealthy people in Asia are investing more in their children's education, with those in China favoring having their children study overseas with other students of the same social status, according to Shanghai's China Business News.

BERLIN - Police in western Germany said on Wednesday that unidentified arsonists had set fire overnight to housing being prepared for aslyum-seekers, causing 50,000 euros worth of damage, before fleeing the scene in a car.

CAPE TOWN, May 5 (Xinhua) -- Plans are advanced for the establishment of South Africa's Border Management Agency (BMA) led by the Department of Home Affairs to curb illegal immigration, State Security Minister David Mahlobo said on Tuesday.

Some 750 asylum seekers living in Australian government detention on the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru face an impossible choice. They can stay on Nauru in squalid conditions. Or they can be resettled, of all places, in impoverished Cambodia — a country with a long record of human-rights abuses, where refugees are discriminated against and the chances of finding work are slim.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad supports the exhibition of Friendship "El Baraka Spanish and Moroccan Artists" organized by the Cervantes Institute, the Spanish collective El Baraka Art and a group of Moroccan artists.

The diversity, authenticity and richness of Moroccan cultural heritage are featured in Washington DC, throughout the month of May, on the occasion of the event "Passport DC: Cultural tourism" organized by the Embassy of Morocco in the United States.

In response to Pamela Geller’s Islamophobic campaigns displayed in transportation systems in several U.S. cities, Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah, two Muslim comedians have launched a poster campaign called «Fighting-Bigotry-with-Delightful-Posters-". The posters in question are displayed in 140 New York subway stations.

For many in Britain, the European Union’s cherished principle of free movement is perhaps the most controversial.

 Move over, Mexico. When it comes to sending immigrants to the U.S., China and India have taken the lead.

A 2015 May Day rally in Los Angeles. May 1, the International Workers Day everywhere but the U.S., has become associated with immigration as well as labor issues.

A new report shows that Jewish immigration to Israel from around the world rose more than 40 percent in the first three months of 2015, the UK’s Guardian reported on Sunday.

Immigration policy has been among the most rancorous of U.S. political issues in recent years. What has been fueling America's contentious debates over the topic?

Hungary needs legislation to keep out a wave of immigrants from poor countries, even if it would run counter to existing European Union rules, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) held this past Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Copenhagen, a conference-debate on the theme "Islam in the West: reality and prospects of living together" in partnership with the Al-Fath Association based in the Danish capital.

Moroccan-Swedish entrepreneur Anas Latif Hsissen received in Stockholm the prize for best young Swedish businessman. The award was presented to him by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday urged EU nations to increase legal immigration in a bid to avoid more migrant deaths in the Mediterranean.

Juncker's comments angered his own centre-right party in the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France, where he made the comments.

THE Bureau of Immigration in India is providing gratis visas for all tourists stranded in Nepal after Saturday's earthquake that caused widespread damage and over 4,000 deaths.

Moroccans are the first North African community living abroad. They account for 46% followed by Algerians (23%), Tunisia (20%), Libyans (7%) and Mauritanian (4%). All these nationals represent about 5% of the North African population. A rate significantly higher than the estimated world average of 3.2%. This is what emerges from a study by the Economic Research Centre for Applied Development (CREAD) presented recently in Algiers.

DETROIT — At about 1 p.m. on the afternoon of April 27, a group of local and federal law enforcement officers arrived at Kevin Kellom’s home, a two-story house with beige siding on the outskirts of northwest Detroit.

If you move to Australia from a non English speaking country you will be widely welcomed but also find that the majority of Australians expect you to speak in the language, a new poll suggests.

Collaboration between universities in Europe and Asia can help improve quality of education, student mobility and ultimately the employability of graduates, a conference of Asian and European higher education ministers held in Riga, Latvia heard this week.

Approximately 350,000 to 400,000 children are born to illegal immigrants in the U.S. each year. Due to current policy, all automatically become U.S. citizens, Center for Immigration Studies legal policy analyst Jon Feere testified before a House panel Wednesday.

The oft-repeated claim by leaders from Asia that declining population in western countries would pose a challenge in the near future has been challenged by experts at Oxford who argue that the western population is in fact growing. Surprisingly, it is declining in south India, they said.

Tens of thousands of Cambodians are paying to be smuggled into other south-east Asian countries to work illegally, as Australia prepares to send refugees to their country from Nauru.

Germany's population will shrink more slowly than expected over the next 45 years thanks to high levels of immigration, the country's statistics office said on Tuesday.

A new poll shows Australians strongly support immigration, with nearly nine in 10 people thinking immigrants improve Australian society.

Report by MigrationWatch UK says official data reveals the majority of new households created since 1997 have a foreign-born figurehead

Last Monday, Scott Walker, Wisconsin's Republican governor and a presumed GOP presidential hopeful, kicked the hornets' nest that is the immigration debate.

Some European Countries, like Greece and Italy, are less receptive to immigrants

The European Union should protect its borders against immigration using military force because it doesn’t need new migrants, Hungary’s prime minister said the day after EU leaders agreed to increase funding to keep migrants from dying while trying to cross the Mediterranean.

Human smuggling networks are exploiting rising migration within Asia, leaving growing numbers of migrants at risk of being trafficked and abused, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. The day has particular resonance in the Greater Boston area, a haven for Armenian immigrants for the past century. How did Boston — or more specifically, Watertown — become a magnet for Armenians?

The Italian government is locked in a battle with local towns and regions that are resisting—and even ignoring—demands from Rome to resettle the surging number of migrants in their areas.

Holland Township School's fourth-graders recently experienced a little of what immigrants to the United States might have faced in the early 1900s.

The Obama administration is on pace to deport the fewest number of immigrants in nearly a decade, according to internal government data obtained by The Associated Press.

A crowd gathers near the entrance of Tokyo's upscale Mitsukoshi Department Store, which traces its roots to a kimono shop in the late 17th century.

New Delhi: South Asian nations need to work on liberalising the visa regime to promote intra-regional tourism and explore business opportunities in this region, a senior official said today.

"Beyond the Rif and Ruhr: 50 years of Moroccan immigration in Germany," is the title of a collective work, published by the German publishing house "Springer" and produced by the network of Moroccan skills in Germany, on the occasion of the celebration of half a century of Moroccan history of immigration in this country.

Morocco's Consulate General in New York, in collaboration with the British Embassy in Washington organized this weekend in Dallas (Texas), a Mobile Consulate of operation to serve the Moroccan community in this southern U.S. state.

Moroccan nationals living in Nancy (French city) were excited by the administrative services of proximity, thanks to the efforts of a unity of the Consulate General of Strasbourg, which moved Saturday to their city.

The Spanish city of Majorca witnessed the convening of the first meeting of the Forum for Moroccans in Balearic Islands, with the participation of a number of Moroccans settled in the region who responded the organizers’ invitation who held this meeting under the theme "for the right and dignity".

THURROCK, England — Prime Minister David Cameron is fighting Britain’s general election on the question of economic competence. His party’s efforts to erase the budget deficit are at the heart of his campaign for a Conservative majority on May 7.

Assistant Foreign Minister for multilateral affairs Ambassador Hisham Badr has led the Egyptian delegation to the European Union and Horn of Africa initiative meeting in Sharm el Skeikh to discuss combating illegal immigration.

The number of immigrants caught crossing the Southwest border continues to fall sharply, Obama administration officials said Friday, a decline due in large part to the end of the surge in people coming from Central America.

Raíces en Tampa will be staging a protest and awareness event this coming Friday, May 1, to cease the deportation of undocumented people in America. The upcoming Facebook event, will be from 6 p.m., at 1624 E. 7th Avenue in Ybor City, Florida.

Everywhere in America, immigration is an unending story. Everywhere, that is, except at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, where the story ends in 1954, when the immigrant processing and detention station there was closed.

Nearly 1.8 million foreign nationals from 200 nationalities live in the Netherlands, according to a study by the Tubantia newspaper, based on figures from Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

Abdelakader Benali, Mostapha Stitou Hafid Benbouazza and Naima Bezzaz, Moroccan Dutch-speaking writers, among others, are well-known in the Netherlands. Their reputation is not by chance but due in part to "a breakthrough" made possible a few years earlier by the foundation El Hizjra, founded in late 1980 by a Moroccan-Dutch couple.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad supports the project of creation of the Arab Sharjah Heritage Centre in the United Arab Emirates, whose inauguration took place Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the presence of Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Governor and member of the Board of Sharjah.

The European Union agreed to triple funding for patrols in the Mediterranean and send ships from its member states’ navies to stem the soaring deaths of migrants trying to reach Europe’s shores from Africa.

The association Muslims Rights Belgium (MRB) released its third annual report on Islamophobia. It reported 696 reports of Islamophobic discrimination in Francophone Belgium.

BRUSSELS — Struggling to cope with a growing migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, European leaders promised on Thursday to triple their spending on border protection and approved plans to intensify efforts to root out smugglers’ boats before they could set sail, among other measures.

SOLLENTUNA, Sweden - Children's laughter and nursery rhymes resonate through the library as young mums play with their babies: in a suburb outside Stockholm, a group of immigrants is trying to learn Swedish and integrate into society.

More than five million visas are set to be issued by Australia this year, a new record due to an increase in students and short term workers, it has been confirmed.

If current trends and policies continue, immigrants will account for the largest share of US population ever by 2023, and white Americans will become a minority by 2044, conservative groups are claiming, citing US Census Bureau data.

Deportations have plummeted by another 25 percent so far this year, with the government even struggling to find enough criminals to kick out of the country, according to the latest statistics that suggest President Obama’s amnesty has hampered removal efforts.

KUALA LUMPUR - The RM35 fee for the online renewal of foreign workers' permits over a point of contention for employers and businesses will be abolished from May 2 and its costs absorbed by the Government.

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom: With the political debate about Islam heating up ahead of Britain’s general elections next month, the impact is particularly keenly felt in Birmingham – a city where a quarter of the population is Muslim.

In the heat of a Libyan afternoon, in a makeshift detention center outside the coastal town of Misrata, a young woman lay on the ground, suffering from severe dehydration.

A new Pew Research Center report out Thursday finds that black immigrants now account for 8.7 percent of the country's black population, nearly triple their share in 1980. A record 3.8 million black immigrants are living in the nation today and while most are from the Caribbean, Africans immigrants drive most recent growth.

Two long-standing concerns among newcomers to Canada were addressed in the government of Canada’s annual budget, details of which were announced this week. The budget addresses how immigrants might do better once they settle in Canada, as well as how they can better help their families back home.

VORRA, Germany — Even as European officials struggle with an unrelenting tide of migrants trying to enter the Continent, tranquil villages like this one in a picture-book valley in northern Bavaria are coping with the legions who have already arrived.

For organizers like Celeste Faison, the fight for civil rights isn't limited to the U.S.-born black community. It also extends to immigrants who experience hardships caused by what she sees as the nation's broken immigration system.

Nigel Farage has said he would prefer immigrants from India and Australia to eastern Europeans, despite previously claiming that his party would not want to discriminate against new arrivals by nationality.

Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has been accused of mentally torturing a 5-year-old girl by keeping her in a detention center for asylum seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru.

According to newly released figures by the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE), "the number of Moroccans living legally in Spain, as of 1 January 2015, is estimated at 749,274 people."

Moroccan mountaineer Nacer Ibn Abdeljalil, has managed the impressive feat of planting the Moroccan flag at the North Pole after more than a week long ski expedition of 200 km in extremely difficult weather conditions.

Britain's financial technology industry could face a dearth of suitable employees to fill job positions if the next government tightens controls over immigration, says recruitment firm Morgan McKinley.

Now that Florida Senator Marco Rubio has officially entered the presidential foray, one issue that continues to plague his candidacy among conservatives is immigration. But should immigration really doom Rubio's presidential ambitions this primary season? Because most Republican candidates - or likely candidates - have their own inconsistencies.

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