Swiss to vote on immigration cut `to save environment`

The Swiss will once again head to the polls this weekend to decide whether to dramatically slash immigration numbers, this time in the name of saving the environment in a proposal opponents have labelled xenophobic.

Pope Francis berates Europe over treatment of immigrants

Pope Francis Tuesday said the European Union (EU) has aged and grown tired and criticised Europe over its treatment of immigrants.

Pope to take on hot EU topics in Strasbourg visit

Pope Francis is set to deliver his first major speech on Europe, focusing on complex continental issues such as joblessness and immigration.

Barack Obama's immigration plan falls short of Indian techies' hopes

As President Barack Obama campaigned to sell his immigration plan to shield up to five million people from deportation and retain high-skilled immigrants, largely from India and China, analysts called it a mixed bag.

Immigration row fuels early 2016 US presidential race
Immigration row fuels early 2016 US presidential race

When President Barack Obama unveiled his immigration plan and Republican rivals howled their disapproval, the drama signalled not just a clash of political positions: it kicked off the 2016 presidential campaign.

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.

Woman with gun outside White House arrested after Obama's immigration speech
Woman with gun outside White House arrested after Obama's immigration speech

A 23-year-old woman was arrested by US Secret Service on Thursday night for carrying a gun shortly after President Barack Obama concluded his speech on immigration.

Now, I can fly: Nicaragua migrant on Obama plan

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

Many US immigrants fear coming out of hiding despite Obama's action

Norma Martinez, an undocumented mother of two girls born in New Jersey after she arrived illegally from El Salvador in 2007, worries the Obama administration`s new immigration program might provide fleeting protections that a new president could easily reverse.

Barack Obama says his immigration plan is lawful
Barack Obama says his immigration plan is lawful

President Barack Obama planned on Thursday to impose the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with outraged Republicans.

White House disappointed as TVs snub Obama speech

The White House admitted Thursday it was disappointed that leading US television networks -- ABC, NBC and CBS -- have decided to snub President Barack Obama`s prime-time address on immigration.

US lawmaker seeks faster visas for Indian and Pakistani doctors

Ahead of President Barack Obama`s slated plans to take unilateral executive action to overhaul America`s "broken" immigration system, a Democratic lawmaker has introduced legislation to expedite visas for Indian and Pakistani physicians.

Barack Obama likely to introduce immigration reforms today

US President Barack Obama is expected to unveil his plans for immigration reform in an address to the nation on Thursday.

Barack Obama to announce plan to fix US immigration
Barack Obama to announce plan to fix US immigration

President Barack Obama will lay out his plan to reform the United States` "broken" immigration system on Thursday, he said, accusing Washington of allowing the problem to fester.

Swedish bus driver sacked for refusing black passengers

A Swedish bus driver has been sacked for forcing black people off her bus, a local official said Wednesday, highlighting lingering xenophobia in a country traditionally known for tolerance.

US House leader warns Barack Obama: Don't go solo on immigration

The top Republican in Congress on Thursday said it was time to address US immigration reform but warned President Barack Obama would "poison the well" if he acts unilaterally after the Republicans' election victory.

New Zealand Immigration official's Indian radio remark sparks race row

A New Zealand immigration official has sparked a race row after rejecting a woman's visa application for a job, saying New Zealanders are unlikely to hear Indian radio.

Delhi Police official shifted for misbehaving with sportsman

An official of Delhi Police has been shifted to police lines for allegedly misbehaving with a disabled sportsman who was on his way to South Korea to attend an international meet.

Far-right groups protest immigration at British port

British far-right groups demonstrated against immigrants entering the country from France, in a protest at the southern English port of Dover.

Barack Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

President Barack Obama says that the surge of immigrant children entering the US illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could have shielded millions of people from deportation.