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Immigration Officers Strike Threatens Chaos For Travellers

Immigration officers strike threatens chaos for travellers Passengers arriving in Britain next week face the threat of border delays because of a strike by immigration staff. By David Millward, Transport Editor Telegraph.co.uk Published: 3:10PM BST 16 Sep 2010 ISU formerly … Continue reading

African Migrant Boat Intercepted Off Spain

African migrant boat intercepted off Spain (AFP) September 17, 2010 MADRID Spanish coastguard vessels intercepted eight boats packed with 152 African migrants as they tried to enter Spain overnight, local officials said Friday. The maritime rescue service picked up 37 … Continue reading

On Immigration Sea Patrol With EU Border Team

On immigration sea patrol with EU border team By Damon Embling BBC South Home Affairs Correspondent, in Samos, Greece BBC NEWS 16 September 2010 Last updated at 07:23 ET The south of England is particularly vulnerable to illegal immigration – … Continue reading

Swedish Nationalist Group Surges Amid Protests

Swedish nationalist group surges amid protests By MALIN RISING The Associated Press Thursday, September 16, 2010; 11:41 AM STOCKHOLM — Polls in Sweden show a small anti-immigration party is likely to enter Parliament for the first time in elections Sunday, … Continue reading

Borisov Happy To Stay Out Of Row Over Roma

Borisov happy to stay out of row over Roma (Extra) M & C Sep 16, 2010, 17:01 GMT Sofia – Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said he was glad to have stayed out of the row over French immigration policies … Continue reading

Border Patrol Asserts Authority Up North

Border Patrol Asserts Authority Up North by David Sommerstein MCPR September 15, 2010 Listen to the Story All Things Considered [4 min 59 sec] Add to Playlist Download While national debate is focused on Arizona's immigration law, a quieter change … Continue reading

UKBA Failed To Check Passengers’ Passports

UKBA failed to check passengers' passports Bournemouth airport to investigate lapse after Ryanair flight disembarks with no security checks Mark Tran The Guardian, Wednesday 15 September 2010 Dozens of passengers on a Ryanair flight from Spain walked through Bournemouth airport, … Continue reading

Couple Jailed Over Sham Marriage In Lancashire

Couple jailed over sham marriage in Lancashire The pair married in Accrington last June BBC NEWS 15 September 2010 Last updated at 07:29 ET The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has said it is committed to tackling sham marriages after a … Continue reading

German Book Channels Public’s Immigrant Angst

German book channels public's immigrant angst By MELISSA EDDY (AP) September 15, 2010 BERLIN——Thilo Sarrazin was a board member of Germany's august central bank until he wrote a book claiming German society was being made “dumber” by Muslim immigrants. It's … Continue reading

France Defies EU Ctiticism On Gypsy Expulsions

France defies EU criticism on Gypsy expulsions By RAF CASERT The Associated Press Thursday, September 16, 2010; 4:51 PM BRUSSELS — French President Nicolas Sarkozy upended a European Union summit to defend his own nation's honor, vowing Thursday to keep … Continue reading

Berlusconi Chides EU For Attack On France Roma Policy

Berlusconi chides EU for attack on France Roma policy Expatica.com September 15, 2010 Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday scolded an EU commissioner who likened France's treatment of Roma people to the Nazi's persecution of Jews and Gypsies. Justice … Continue reading

House Passes Bill That Would Allow Lawmakers To Swear In American Citizens

House passes bill that would allow lawmakers to swear in American citizens By Jordy Yager The Hill (Washington, D.C.), September 15, 2010 http://thehill.com/homenews/house/119041-house-passes-bill-allowing-lawmakers-to-swear-in-american-citizens The House on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow lawmakers to swear in new U.S. citizens. … Continue reading

Anti-Immigrant Wave Spreads Across Europe

Anti-immigrant wave spreads across Europe Reuters Sep 14, 2010 08:59 EDT (Photo: Women in headscarves shop in Berlins Neukoelln district September 6, 2010/Tobias Schwarz) A little-known Berlin politician named Rene Stadtkewitz, who wants headscarves banned, mosques shuttered and state welfare … Continue reading

Diplomats Warned Ottawa Of ‘Perfect Storm’ For Tamil Smuggling

Diplomats warned Ottawa of perfect storm for Tamil smuggling Colombo field office issued firm warnings of human trafficking boatlifts months before MV Sun Sea arrived in British Columbia Colin Freeze Globe and Mail Monday, Sep. 13, 2010 Diplomats posted to … Continue reading

Danes Meet Canadians To Learn Solutions To Immigration Tensions

Danes meet Canadians to learn solutions to immigration tensions By Douglas Todd Vancouver Sun September 13, 2010 10:44 AM Danes have a deserved reputation as some of the worlds best problem solvers. When the small Scandinavian country runs into trouble … Continue reading

Iranian Diplomat Says He’ll Seek Asylum In Finland

Iranian diplomat says he'll seek asylum in Finland By MATTI HUUHTANEN (AP) September 13, 2010 HELSINKI—-An Iranian diplomat who quit his job at his country's embassy in Finland said Monday he will apply for political asylum there. Hossein Alizadeh said … Continue reading

Refugee Home Blast Aggravates Pre-Election Wars Of Words

Refugee home blast aggravates pre-election wars of words SP / Astrid Knie 13. 09. 10. – 16:00 Police are investigating after a bomb went off in front of a refugee home in Graz. One Georgian asylum seeker suffered minor injuries … Continue reading

Boat People Abuse Our Generosity

Boat people abuse our generosity Tamil case points out need for Canada to reform its immigration policies By Lorne Gunter edmontonjournal.com September 12, 2010 7:01 AM I have before in this space expressed my sympathy for Sri Lankan Tamils and … Continue reading

Growing Ethnic Enclaves Hurt Sense Of Canadian ‘Belonging’

Growing ethnic enclaves hurt sense of Canadian 'belonging' By Douglas Todd The Vancouver Sun 11 Sep 2010 The University of Victoria's Zheng Wu is leading an important study into one of the most profound challenges facing Canada, which has the … Continue reading

Both Sides Of Politics Deterring International Students Says Group Of Eight

Both sides of politics deterring international students says Group of Eight Andrew Trouson From: The Australian September 10, 2010 12:00AM THE elite universities have condemned both sides of politics for giving a “green light to intolerance” during the election campaign … Continue reading