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More than 300 migrants died this week trying to reach Italy -UN agency

More than 300 people died trying to cross the sea from Africa to Italy this week, the U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday, adding pressure on Europe to expand a border operation that lacks a clear mandate to save lives.

Myanmar nationalists threaten protests over Rohingya vote change

Nationalist monks and some political leaders in Myanmar have threatened to hold mass rallies to protest a parliamentary decision giving the Rohingya ethnic minority voting rights in a referendum to amend the constitution.

US House approves amendments to Obama's executive action

The US House of Representatives Wednesday approved two amendments proposed by Republicans to overturn the executive action measures announced by President Barack Obama in November 2014 whereby about five million illegal immigrants would temporarily avoid deportation.

Israel govt backs new law against illegal immigrants

The Israeli government on Sunday approved new draft legislation aimed at curbing illegal immigration after judges quashed an earlier law as repressive, the interior ministry said.

Obama vows `more fair and just` immigration to US
Obama vows `more fair and just` immigration to US

Pledging to fix America`s "broken" immigration system, President Barack Obama offered five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation Thursday, allowing families to emerge from the shadows and seek work permits.

Now, I can fly: Nicaragua migrant on Obama plan

She has lived in the shadows for 14 years, fearing deportation.

New York ends cooperation with feds on immigrant deportations

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed two laws Friday that cut the city`s cooperation with US federal authorities on the deportation of undocumented immigrants.

Gurdwara closed in Belgium for harbouring illegal immigrants

A Gurdwara in Belgium would be shut for a month for allegedly harbouring 11 illegal Indian immigrants, including a minor, authorities said while ordering their deportation.

12 dead illegal immigrants found off Libya coast

Twelve bodies of illegal immigrants were found off the coast near Libya`s capital city of Tripoli, the media reported Saturday.

Meghalaya plans entry/exit points to check illegal immigration

In an attempt to check inflow of illegal immigrants into the state, the Meghalaya government has set up a committee to find out location for setting up `entry and exit` points of the state.

Return of Pandits to Kashmir, illegal immigrants on MHA list for Narendra Modi

Return of Kashmiri Pandits to Kashmir Valley, checking of influx of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and improving Centre-state relations are among the key issues to be flagged by MHA.

Pre 1971 Bangladeshi settlers are Indians: Meghalaya HC

In a historic judgement, the Meghalaya High Court has said that Bangladesh nationals who have settled in this north eastern state before March 24, 1971 should be treated as Indians and they be enrolled in voters`list.

German funeral home `sold dead people`s passports`

German police on Thursday raided a funeral parlour and 18 other Berlin locations linked to a gang suspected of using dead people`s passports to smuggle illegal immigrants into EU countries.

Bangladesh warns illegal immigrants row will affect ties with India

The election campaign of BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is making waves across the subcontinent in Bangladesh, which on Tuesday warned that the `illegal immigrant row` if not handled amicably will affect Dhaka`s ties with New Delhi.

US weighs curbing deportations

Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the US illegally but don`t have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by senior American officials.

US arrests about 80 immigrants at Texas camp

At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally have been arrested in a makeshift encampment in South Texas.

Malaysia to launch operation against illegal immigrants

Malaysian Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Thursday that a large-scale operation would be conducted against the country`s illegal immigrants from Jan 21.

Joe Biden calls for immigration fix

US Vice President Joe Biden says Congress has a moral and economic imperative to offer a pathway to citizenship for 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally.

Saudi Arabia warns of action against illegal immigrants

Saudi Arabia said Saturday that there would be no leniency toward organisations that hire illegal immigrants, Xinhua reported quoting Saudi Press Agency as saying.

Illegal immigrants asked to leave Britain via text messages

Britain sent messages to nearly 60,000 illegal immigrants warning them to leave the country, but the campaign sparked a controversy after some legal migrants, including an Indian-origin rights activist, received the alert.