Libya rejects EU military action against migrant ships

Libya's internationally recognised government rejected today any military operation against ships carrying illegal migrants after EU nations approved plans for a naval mission starting next month to fight human traffickers.

Bangladesh detains ship with 116 Malaysia-bound migrants

 A joint patrol team of Bangladesh coast guards and navy detained a trawler in the Bay of Bengal Tuesday after it was cast adrift with 116 Malaysia-bound illegal migrants on board, a coast guard commander said.

Algeria arrests hundreds of illegal migrants

Algeria on Sunday said that about 500 illegal migrants from various African countries were intercepted by the government troops in Tamenrasset province.

Malaysia deports Indonesian illegal migrants

 Malaysia on Tuesday deported nearly 500 undocumented Indonesian workers, in what analysts said was part of a push to clamp down on illegal labour as the economy starts to slow.

Finish fencing work along Indo-Bangla border in 3 months: SC to govt

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to complete fencing work along the Indo-Bangla border within three months to check cross-border influx of illegal Bangladesh nationals into Assam and streamline the process to deport them back.

Mamata accuses Centre of laxity in manning international borders

 Drawing flak from BJP over the Burdwan blast and the alleged involvement of a Bangladesh-based terror group, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the Centre of being lax in manning international borders.

French minister suggests UK officials should be sent to Calais

British officials should be sent to the French port of Calais to deter a tide of illegal migrants hoping to cross the English Channel, France`s interior minister suggested Wednesday.

At least 24 drown in migrant boat sinking off Istanbul: Reports

 At least 24 illegal migrants drowned on Monday when a boat taking them towards European Union waters sank in the Black Sea just off Istanbul, Turkish media reported.

At least 24 drown in migrant boat sinking off Istanbul

At least 24 illegal migrants drowned on Monday when a boat taking them towards European Union waters sank in the Black Sea just off Istanbul, Turkish media reported.

Arunachal to request for `Hinterland Highway` to control migration

Arunachal Pradesh will soon request the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to construct a "Hinterland Highway" to arrest migration of people from border areas near the Line of Actual Control to urban centres.

Four percent detected Bangladeshis deported from Assam in 29 years

Over 59,500 Bangladeshis have been detected as per Assam Accord in the state since 1985, of which a little over four per cent have been deported, the Assembly was informed on Wednesday.

Illegal migrants are security problem : Nagaland Minister

The influx of illegal migrants has become a security problem and created fear among the genuine Muslim community in Nagaland, state Home Minister Y Patton said on Sunday.

Hundreds of migrants storm across Spanish border at Melilla

Hundreds of people forced their way through razor-wire barriers into Spain`s North African enclave of Melilla on Wednesday, highlighting increasing pressure on a rare land-based route into Europe for illegal migrants.

BJP for action against illegal migrants from Bangladesh: Rajnath Singh

BJP President Rajnath Singh on Sunday said people who came from Bangladesh after 1971 and settled in Assam or elsewhere in the country should be treated as illegal migrants and necessary action be taken against them.

Israel police kill Palestinian in raid on illegal migrants

Israeli border police killed a Palestinian during a raid aimed at netting illegal immigrants in a suburb of commercial capital Tel Aviv early Saturday, a police spokeswoman said.

Ethiopia to bring home illegal workers from Saudi Arabia

The Ethiopian government is repatriating its citizens living in Saudi Arabia illegally, after reports that an Ethiopian was killed by Saudi police, officials said on Saturday.

Sri Lanka Navy nabs 88 Australia-bound migrants

The Sri Lanka Navy on Saturday said it had arrested 88 Australia-bound illegal immigrants.

Illegal immigrants want to return to India: UK Sikh leader

Amid a row over the UK government`s controversial anti-immigrant campaign, a British Sikh leader has claimed that many illegal immigrants from India are keen to return home.

11 killed in Balochistan near Pakistan-Iran border

Eleven men, including Pakistani and Afghan nationals, were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the restive Balochistan province when they were trying to cross to Iran as illegal migrants, officials said.

Gogoi clarifies comment on migrants

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, facing flak for his remark that there are no illegal migrants in the state, claimed that he was misquoted as he had only mentioned that as per voters list.