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Forced Labour Criminalised By Human Trafficking Act

Forced labour criminalised by Human Trafficking Act By Carol Coulter The Irish Times, June 10, 2010 http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0610/12242721 92078.html The employers of people coerced into working in restaurants or private homes could face criminal prosecution under the new Human Trafficking Act, … Continue reading

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World Bank Says Remittances To Grow Despite Eurozone Woes

World Bank says remittances to grow despite Eurozone woes The ABS CBN News (Philippines), June 10, 2010 http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/06/10/10/world-bank- says-remittances-grow-despite-eurozone-woes Manila, Philippines — The World Bank said that remittances to the Philippines and other developing Asian economies will grow this year … Continue reading

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Far-Right Election Breakthrough Shocks Netherlands

Far-right election breakthrough shocks Netherlands By Mariette le Roux Agence France Presse, June 10, 2010 http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gn5AXQSKWbiy TMQ3hnbTnEBHn8SA The Hague (AFP) — The spectacular election breakthrough of the far-right anti-Muslim Party for Freedom shocked the Netherlands on Thursday as two mainstream … Continue reading

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More Criticism Of Citizenship Test After New Mistake Revealed

More criticism of citizenship test after new mistake revealed The Copenhagen Post, June 10, 2010 http://www.cphpost.dk/news/national/88-national/49195-more- criticism-of-citizenship-test-after-new-mistake-revealed.html Citizenship test takers who failed may be given a passing grade after one of its questions was found to offer no right answer … Continue reading

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Migrants’ Remittances Are A Cash Cow

Migrants' Remittances Are a Cash Cow By A. D. McKenzie IPS PARIS, Jun 9, 2010 Immigrants in France send some eight billion euro (9.6 billion US dollars) a year back to their countries of origin, often paying exorbitant fees – … Continue reading

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Ex-Mayor Offers Dutch Voters Return To Tolerance

Ex-mayor offers Dutch voters return to tolerance By Arthur Max The Associated Press, June 4, 2010 http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gCT2SPInaRW_ZLAc_Gj-vs1gGKYgD9G4EML81 AMSTERDAM—-Job Cohen is out to make a point. At a time when male-dominated political parties preach anti-Islam exclusion, the message of the Dutch … Continue reading

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French Interior Minister Convicted of Racial Insult

French interior minister convicted of racial insult Agence France Presse, June 4, 2010 http://www.expatica.com/fr/news/french-news/french-interior-minister-convicted-of-racial-insult_73723.html A court convicted France's Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux on Friday of making a racial insult about a young man of Arab origin. The Paris court fined … Continue reading

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Immigration Law To Be Made Grandmother-Proof By Autumn

Immigration Law to be Made Grandmother-Proof by Autumn By Janne Huuskonen The Helsinki Times, June 3, 2010 http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/htimes/domestic-news/general/11297-immigration-law-to-be-made-grandmother-proof-by-autumn-.html According to an aide to the Minister of Immigration, proper scrutiny of reform proposals will take time. The law may be made … Continue reading

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Vatican Official Prods U.S. On Immigration Reform

Vatican official prods US on immigration reform CatholicCulture.org, June 3, 2010 http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=6538 In a lengthy address delivered in Washington on June 2, Archbishop Antonio Maria Vegli, president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, … Continue reading

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Another Frenchwoman Fined For Driving Wearing Niqab

Another Frenchwoman fined for driving wearing niqab Agence France Press, June 3, 2010 http://www.expatica.com/fr/news/french-news/another-frenchwoman-fined-for-driving-wearing-niqab_73402.html French police fined a woman for driving while wearing an Islamic veil, just weeks after a similar incident sparked a major political row, officials said Thursday. … Continue reading

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Dutch Muslims Fear Impact Of Far-Right Vote

Dutch Muslims fear impact of far-right vote Agence Presse France, June 3, 2010 http://www.expatica.com/nl/news/dutch-news/dutch-muslims-fear-impact-of-far-right-vote_73199.html Muslims reeling from an apparent surge of anti-Islam sentiment fear next week's Dutch election will fuel mutual suspicion and pit neighbour against neighbour. It was in … Continue reading

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Right-Wing Dutch Campaign Trumpets Billion-Euro Immigration Cost

Right-wing Dutch campaign trumpets billion-euro immigration cost Deutsche Presse Agentur, May 20, 2010 http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1557278.php/Right-wing-Dutch-campaign-trumpets-billion-euro-immigration-cost Amsterdam (DPA) — A new study claiming that immigration by non-Western foreigners costs the Netherlands 7.2 billion euros (8.9 billion dollars) a year could impact the … Continue reading

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Sweden Proposes Immigrant Orientation

Sweden proposes immigrant orientation The Local (Sweden), May 20, 2010 http://www.thelocal.se/26742/20100520/ All newly arrived immigrants should undergo courses in core societal values and be taught about how Swedish society works with municipalities obliged to offer 60 hours of teaching, a … Continue reading

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Migrants Do Better In Germany Than Elsewhere: Survey

Migrants do better in Germany than elsewhere: survey Deutsche Presse Agentur, May 19, 2010 http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1557019.php/Migrants-do-better-in-Germany-than-elsewhere-survey Berlin (DPA) — Immigrants living in Germany do better than in other countries, but fare less well than their German counterparts, according to an independent … Continue reading

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EU Asylum Policy ‘Contradictory and Self-Centred’ —Martin Watson

EU asylum policy contradictory and self-centred Martin Watson By Noel Grima The Times of Malta, May 17, 2010 http://www.independent.com.mt/news.asp?newsitemid=106113 The momentum behind an EU asylum policy has run out of steam and will possibly impose more stresses on Malta because … Continue reading

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Parliament Wants Report On Benefits For Immigrants And Asylum Seekers

Parliament wants report on benefits for immigrants and asylum seekers Helsingin Sanomat (Finland), May 14, 2010 http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Parliament+wants+report+on+benefits+for+immigrants+and+asylum+seekers/1135256833107 The Finnish Parliament is asking the government for a broad clarification of matters related to family unification. The Parliaments Administrative Committee is interested … Continue reading

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French Burqa Ban Could Face Legal Challenge—-Advisory Body

French burqa ban could face legal challenge advisory body By John Irish Reuters, May 14, 2010 http://www.euronews.net/newswires/250331-french-burqa-ban-could-face-legal-challenge-advisory-body/ Paris (Reuters) — Frances top legal advisory body has once again raised questions over the legal viability of a bill to ban full … Continue reading

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Human Rights Institute Blasts Immigration Laws

Human rights institute blasts immigration laws The Copenhagen Post, May 14, 2010 http://www.cphpost.dk/news/national/48982-human-rights-institute-blasts-immigration-laws.html Planned changes to the requirements to obtain residency have been criticised by the Institute for Human Rights The governments proposed points system for foreigners is facing stiff … Continue reading

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EU Asylum Seekers’ Applications On Fast Track

EU Asylum Seekers' Applications on Fast Track YLE (Finland), May 13, 2010 http://www.yle.fi/uutiset/news/2010/05/eu_asylum_seekers_applications_on_fast_track_1678468.html The Finnish Immigration Service intends to continue the speedy processing of asylum seekers' applications from the EU. In April, the agency began the quick processing on a … Continue reading

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In Spain, Crisis Stays Undercover

In Spain, Crisis Stays Undercover By Jonathan House The Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2010 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870442350457521262107 8645184.html?KEYWORDS=immirgration+OR+immigrant+OR+migrant Madrid — Spain's worsening financial crisis remains a strangely low-key affair. One in five people here are out of work, but generous unemployment … Continue reading

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