Australia no to settling people coming illegally by sea route: Consul-General to South India

Australia on Monday made it clear that people who attempt to travel illegally to the country by sea would not be allowed to settle there.

Sri Lanka Navy arrests illegal immigrants to Australia

Sri Lanka Navy on Friday arrested 78 people, including 59 Tamils, for attempting to illegally migrate to Australia by boat.

Europe spends €11.3 bn deporting migrants since 2000: Study

European countries have spent EUR 11.3 billion in the last 15 years on deporting illegal migrants and another EUR 1.6 billion on border control around "Fortress Europe", journalists said in a study published on Wednesday.

Tunisia rescues migrants boat carrying 350 from Libya to Italy

Tunisia`s navy rescued more than 350 illegal migrants off its coast and was searching for hundreds more on Wednesday after they tried to sail from neighbouring Libya to the Italian island of Lampedusa, the local Red Cross said.

Greek coast guard picks up 216 migrants in eastern Aegean

Greek authorities say the coast guard has picked up 216 people in the Aegean Sea who entered the country illegally by sailing from the Turkish coast to nearby islands overnight, raising the total this week to more than 1,500.

Bangladesh may punish illegal migrants repatriated from SE Asia

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for strict punishment to migrants, who illegally leave Bangladesh and set out towards Southeast Asia by sea, and the human-traffickers who assist them, media reported on Monday.

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.