Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat: Survivor

A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union to finally meet demands for decisive action.

Under-pressure EU mulls emergency summit after worst migrant tragedy

EU president Donald Tusk was considering Sunday an emergency summit on illegal immigration, as European leaders called for action after more than 700 were feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean`s deadliest migrant disaster yet.

EU plans emergency summit on migrant crisis: Spokesman

EU president Donald Tusk is planning to hold an emergency summit on illegal immigration, after the latest migrant boat tragedy in the Mediterranean in which 700 people are feared to have perished.

Illegal immigration figures in Indo-Bangla home secretary-level talks

Cross-border movement of terrorists and smugglers and illegal immigration have figured at the Home Secretary-level talks between India and Bangladesh held here on Tuesday.

Land swap pact with Bangladesh to help check illegal immigration: 3 BJP MPs from Assam

Three BJP MPs from Assam on Saturday defended the central government's decision to go ahead with a land boundary agreement with Bangladesh saying the pact will help check illegal immigration from across the border.

Libya finds 15 migrants' bodies near ripped inflatable boat

Libyan coastguards on Sunday found 15 bodies of sub-Saharan African migrants floating in the sea near a ripped inflatable boat, east of the capital.

Australia to free some detained asylum-seeker children

A number of asylum-seeker children held in Australian mainland immigration detention centres are to be released, officials said Tuesday, although hundreds of others will remain locked up in offshore camps.

Indian-origin survivors found inside ship container in UK

A man was found dead while several people from the Indian sub-continent, including at least seven children, were hospitalised after they were found inside a shipping container at a British port on Saturday.

EU wants to discuss illegal migration with Modi government

The European Union (EU) hopes it will be able to discuss with the Narendra Modi government this year the issue of illegal immigration from India that has assumed worrying proportions. .

Jeb Bush says illegal immigration often ``an act of love``

Jeb Bush, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016, said on Sunday that illegal immigrants who come to the United States to provide for their families are not committing a felony but an "act of love."

Americans favour legalising undocumented immigrants: Poll

Americans overwhelmingly favour a bill that would give most of the 11 million undocumented immigrants, including over 240,000 Indians, a pathway towards citizenship, according to a new poll.

Over 6000 Indians languishing in foreign jails

Over 6,000 Indians are currently languishing in foreign jails with maximum of 1,400 being lodged in Saudi Arabia, for range of crimes like violation of visa rules, overstay, illegal entry and robbery.

Centre will take steps to check illegal immigration: Sonia Gandhi

The Central government was aware of illegal immigration in Mizoram and would take measures to check it, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said on Monday.

Mizoram govt urged to be strict in enforcing law on illegal immigration

Young Mizo Association (YMA), the largest organisation of Mizos, today adopted a resolution urging the state government to be more stringent in enforcing the law on illegal settlements and unauthorised villages.

Meghalaya Cabinet clears bill to check illegal immigration

In a move to address the issue of influx in Meghalaya, the state Cabinet gave its nod to the Regulation of Landlord & Tenancy Verification Bill, 2013 as a legislative measure to address and enforce regulations to contain influx and illegal immigration.

Illegal immigration racket: Five held at IGI

5 of a family have been apprehended by security agencies at Delhi`s international airport here in connection with alleged racket of using fake visas to travel on national carrier Air India to London.

Flood of `fertile immigrants` needed to boost US economy, said Jeb Bush

American politician and former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush has said that US immigration needs reform so that `more fertile` immigrants can help offset US population decline and boost the economy.

GRP foils bid to take 62 people to Bhutan illegally

Timely intervention by the district administration and Government Railway Police stopped 62 people from being taken illegally to Bhutan Monday on the promise of providing jobs.

Two Greeks arrested for Pakistani’s fatal stabbing

Greece is the main entry point to the European Union for thousands of illegal immigrants, most of whom end up stranded there in dire conditions.

Abandoning of brides by NRI grooms a serious problem: CJI

Noting that increasing cases of abandoning of wives by their NRI grooms have emerged as a serious problem, Chief Justice of India Justice Altamas Kabir asked parents to thoroughly verify details of their prospective in-laws.