Hillary Clinton speaks out for immigration reform
Hillary Clinton speaks out for immigration reform

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said here in a speech to a major Hispanic organisation that her commitment to immigration reform includes a path to citizenship for the undocumented.

Facing uphill fight in Iowa, Jeb Bush makes his case
Facing uphill fight in Iowa, Jeb Bush makes his case

Facing an uphill battle in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Wednesday urged conservatives to accept his more welcoming position on immigration as a way to increase their chances of winning the White House in 2016.

Three years` jail for death of Turkish-German heroine

A German court on Tuesday jailed an 18-year-old man for three years over the death of a young German-Turkish woman who became a national heroine for giving her life trying to protect two teenage girls.

Anti-migrant protests in Myanmar`s troubled Rakhine

Buddhist hardliners backed by monks protested in Myanmar`s troubled Rakhine state Sunday against help being offered to desperate migrants found adrift on boats in the Bay of Bengal.

14,000 South Sudanese flee to Sudan in two weeks: UN
14,000 South Sudanese flee to Sudan in two weeks: UN

Some 14,000 South Sudanese, mostly women and children, have fled their country`s civil war to Sudan in the past fortnight, creating an "emergency within an emergency," the UN refugee agency warned Saturday.

Canada offers to take in jailed Saudi blogger Badawi

Canada offered Friday to take in Raif Badawi, a jailed Saudi blogger who faces flogging, listing him as a priority immigrant on humanitarian grounds so that he might rejoin his family already living here.

Obama says will keep pushing to fix US immigration system

President Barack Obama said on Monday he is frustrated by U.S. federal court rulings that have stalled his immigration executive orders and will continue to push to fix the system.

Hungary`s anti-immigration campaign sparks controversy

New anti-immigration billboards put up by the Hungarian government have sparked political controversy, with the head of a small opposition party admitting on Monday that he had vandalised the state-funded posters.

France deports father of Islamist gunman Merah to Algeria

France on Friday deported the Algerian father of an Islamist who gunned down French soldiers and Jewish children in a 2012 killing spree, police sources said.

Tourism industry alarmed over new South African visa policy

South Africa on Monday rolled out tough new visa regulations requiring children travelling into the country to carry unabridged birth certificates, a move that industry experts predict will badly damage the tourism sector.

Danes talk tough on immigration ahead of election

"Unwanted" and "uncivilised" -- foreigners are sometimes shocked by the blunt tone of Denmark`s debate on Muslim immigration, and with a general election around the corner politicians show no sign of toning it down.

US court rejects Obama`s appeal on immigration

A US appeals court on Tuesday dealt another blow to President Barack Obama`s efforts to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

5 drowned, 20 held in illegal immigration attempt in Egypt

At least five persons were drowned today and 20 others arrested in Egypt while they were trying to migrate illegally to Italy.

EU migrant quotas 'insane', Hungary's Orban says

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban decried EU proposals for migrant quotas as "bordering on insanity" on Tuesday, and defended his recent calls for the possible reintroduction of the death penalty.

Singapore bloggers slam shutdown of website deemed `anti-foreigner`

A group of bloggers on Monday urged Singapore`s media regulator to rescind an order to shut down a website accused of fanning anti-foreigner sentiment, calling it a "brutal attempt at censorship".

Europe-Australia talks over stopping asylum-seeker boats: Abbott

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday said Australia and Europe were in talks on how to stop asylum-seeker boats after the success of his government`s controversial polices on the issue.

French patrol boat saves 217 people from sea off Libya: Official

A French patrol boat on Saturday rescued 217 people from the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast, maritime authorities said.

South African Police arrest nearly 200 immigrants in post-attacks raid

 South African police arrested 198 illegal immigrants in a raid in Johannesburg on Thursday, officials said, after a spate of xenophobic attacks that has thrust millions of foreign workers into the spotlight.

Germany urges EU operation against people smugglers

Germany`s vice chancellor on Sunday called for European action against human traffickers after a refugee boat shipwreck in the Mediterranean was feared to have claimed 700 lives.

Italy struggles with fresh wave of migrants

Emotions were running high in Italy Friday as the country struggled to cope with a new influx of migrants amid "worrying" allegations of clashes between Muslim and Christian refugees on a boat.